OI (OIBR) & Its Competitors Critical Analysis

OI (NYSE: OIBR) is one of 47 public companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare OI to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares OI and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
OI -24.34% -49.64% -7.06%
OI Competitors 2.16% -1.75% 1.88%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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 hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for OI and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
OI 0 0 0 0 N/A
OI Competitors 592 1701 2024 66 2.36

As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 52.54%. Given OI’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe OI has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

OI has a beta of 1.83, suggesting that its share price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, OI’s competitors have a beta of 0.98, suggesting that their average share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares OI and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
OI N/A N/A -2.07
OI Competitors $16.60 billion $1.32 billion 2.33

OI’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than OI. OI is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

OI competitors beat OI on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About OI

Oi S.A. is an integrated telecommunications service provider in Brazil. The Company is a switched fixed-line telephony services (STFC) concessionaire. It is engaged in the provision of STFC as a local and intraregional long-distance carrier. Its segments include Residential Services, Personal Mobility, and SMEs/Corporate. It offers a range of integrated telecommunications services that include fixed and mobile, broadband, pay television (TV), data transmission and Internet provider services. The Company’s Residential Services segment is focused on the sale of fixed telephony services, including voice services, data communication services (broadband), and pay TV. The Personal Mobility segment is focused on the sale of mobile telephony services to subscription and prepaid customers, and mobile broadband customer. The SMEs/Corporate segment includes corporate solutions offered to its small, medium-sized, and large corporate customers.

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