Telekom Austria (OTCMKTS: TKAGY) is one of 41 publicly-traded companies in the “UTIL-TELEPHONE” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Telekom Austria to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

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Telekom Austria has a beta of 0.7, meaning that its stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telekom Austria’s rivals have a beta of 0.59, meaning that their average stock price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of Telekom Austria shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.4% of shares of all “UTIL-TELEPHONE” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.0% of shares of all “UTIL-TELEPHONE” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Telekom Austria pays an annual dividend of $0.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Telekom Austria pays out 40.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “UTIL-TELEPHONE” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.4% and pay out 1,553.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Telekom Austria and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Telekom Austria $4.95 billion $360.52 million 18.18
Telekom Austria Competitors $13.90 billion $1.18 billion 3.44

Telekom Austria’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Telekom Austria. Telekom Austria is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Telekom Austria and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Telekom Austria 0 1 0 0 2.00
Telekom Austria Competitors 364 913 942 42 2.29

As a group, “UTIL-TELEPHONE” companies have a potential upside of 165.33%. Given Telekom Austria’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Telekom Austria has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Telekom Austria and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Telekom Austria 7.21% 14.15% 5.29%
Telekom Austria Competitors 8.48% 4.23% 3.78%

Summary

Telekom Austria rivals beat Telekom Austria on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Telekom Austria

Telekom Austria AG is a telecommunications provider. The Company and its subsidiaries are engaged as full service telecommunications providers of long distance, local and wireless services, and corporate data communications services, as well as Internet services and television broadcasting. It also supplies telephones and technical equipment for telephone communications. The Company operates through seven geographical segments: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Belarus, Slovenia, Republic of Macedonia, all of which provide convergent telecommunication products for voice telephony (mobile and fixed-line telephone service), Internet access, Internet Protocol television (IPTV) services, and data and information technology (IT) solutions, and Republic of Serbia, which offers mobile communication and Internet services.

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