Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS) is one of 47 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Altice USA to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

13.7% of Altice USA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.3% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.3% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Altice USA and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Altice USA N/A N/A N/A
Altice USA Competitors 1.17% -3.61% 1.62%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Altice USA and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Altice USA 0 5 9 0 2.64
Altice USA Competitors 589 1697 2006 66 2.36

Altice USA presently has a consensus price target of $33.36, indicating a potential upside of 73.74%. As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 49.46%. Given Altice USA’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Altice USA is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Altice USA and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Altice USA N/A N/A N/A
Altice USA Competitors $16.24 billion $1.19 billion 6.52

Altice USA’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Altice USA.

Summary

Altice USA peers beat Altice USA on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

Altice USA Company Profile

Altice USA, Inc. is engaged in providing broadband communications and video services in the United States. The Company’s segments include Cablevision and Cequel. Cablevision provides broadband, pay television and telephony services to residential and business customers in and around the New York metropolitan area. Cequel provides broadband, pay television and telephony services to residential and business customers in the south-central United States. It also provides services through ten states of Texas, West Virginia, Louisiana, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arizona, California, Missouri and Ohio. The Company also provides Wi-Fi hotspot access content and advertising services. Broadband provides services, such as video streaming, content downloading for time-shifted video consumption and other applications delivered over OTT platforms. Pay Television provides services through cable network. Video services delivered over DSL networks.

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