Head to Head Review: Telecom Italia (TI) versus The Competition

Telecom Italia (NYSE: TI) is one of 46 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Telecom Italia to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

Telecom Italia has a beta of 0.9, indicating that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telecom Italia’s peers have a beta of 0.96, indicating that their average stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.8% of Telecom Italia shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.1% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Telecom Italia and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Telecom Italia N/A N/A N/A
Telecom Italia Competitors 2.67% -1.09% 2.21%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Telecom Italia and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Telecom Italia 0 2 2 0 2.50
Telecom Italia Competitors 488 1509 1666 57 2.35

Telecom Italia currently has a consensus target price of $1.80, suggesting a potential downside of 78.26%. As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 75.90%. Given Telecom Italia’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Telecom Italia has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Telecom Italia and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Telecom Italia $21.06 billion $2.00 billion N/A
Telecom Italia Competitors $16.60 billion $1.32 billion -23.09

Telecom Italia has higher revenue and earnings than its peers.

Summary

Telecom Italia peers beat Telecom Italia on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Telecom Italia Company Profile

Telecom Italia S.p.A. (Telecom Italia) operates fixed voice and data infrastructure in Italy, and provides mobile network platforms. The Company focuses on various areas of digital services, including Enriched Communication, Trusted Digital Life, Business Life, Indoor Life, Mobile Open Life and Digital Entertainment. Its segments include Consumer, Business, National Wholesale and Other. It is engaged in developing various projects in areas, including Smart Green, Social Reading, Solutions for good schooling, Digital tourism 2.0, Smart Home, FriendTV and Big Data. Smart Green is the assessment of projects connected with the environment and potential partnerships with the local government offices for the monitoring of air in public offices and urban areas, using networks of sensors connected to the Company’s Cloud. The Company is involved, either alone or in partnership with external partners, in devising and developing healthcare services at national, regional and local level.

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