B Communications (OTCMKTS:BCOMF – Get Rating) is one of 42 publicly-traded companies in the “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare B Communications to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
51.5% of shares of all “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.6% of shares of all “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility & Risk
B Communications has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, B Communications’ competitors have a beta of 1.31, meaning that their average share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500 .
This is a summary of recent ratings for B Communications and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|B Communications Competitors||134||440||608||19||2.43|
As a group, “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 60.45%. Given B Communications’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe B Communications has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
This table compares B Communications and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|B Communications Competitors||-86.42%||-60.18%||-11.68%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares B Communications and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|B Communications||$2.73 billion||$39.93 million||17.89|
|B Communications Competitors||$3.21 billion||-$802.10 million||2.25|
B Communications’ competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than B Communications. B Communications is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
About B Communications
B Communications Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of telecommunications services for business and private customers in Israel. The company offers landline communication services, mobile telephone radio services, data transmission and communication services, international communication services, multi-channel satellite and network television services, Internet infrastructure and access services, call center services, and maintenance and development of communications infrastructure services. It also engages in the provision of communications services to other communications providers, including wholesale market services, distribution of television and radio broadcasts, and supply and maintenance of equipment and services in customer premises. The company was formerly known as 012 Smile. Communications Ltd. and changed its name to B Communications Ltd. in March 2010. B Communications Ltd. was incorporated in 1999 and is based in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel.
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