Atento (NYSE: ATTO) is one of 102 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Atento to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Atento and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atento 0 1 2 0 2.67
Atento Competitors 586 1742 2590 64 2.43

Atento currently has a consensus target price of $14.67, suggesting a potential upside of 20.22%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 7.35%. Given Atento’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Atento is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Atento $1.76 billion $60,000.00 87.14
Atento Competitors $1.24 billion $75.94 million 988.80

Atento has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Atento is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atento 0.52% 12.63% 3.81%
Atento Competitors -51.62% -169.06% 1.21%

Risk & Volatility

Atento has a beta of 0.05, suggesting that its share price is 95% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atento’s peers have a beta of 1.14, suggesting that their average share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

95.7% of Atento shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.0% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.4% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Atento beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Atento Company Profile

Atento S.A. is a provider of customer-relationship management and business-process outsourcing (CRM BPO) services and solutions in Latin America. The Company offers a portfolio of CRM BPO services, including customer care, sales, collections, back office and technical support. The Company operates through three segments: EMEA, Americas and Brazil. Its services and solutions are delivered across multiple channels including digital (short message service (SMS), e-mail, chats, social media and applications, among others) and voice, and are enabled by process design, technology and intelligence functions. The Company also has client relationships across a range of industries working in sectors, such as telecommunications, banking and financial services and multi-sector, which comprise the consumer goods, services, public administration, pay television, healthcare, transportation, technology and media industries.

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