Atento (NYSE: ATTO) is one of 99 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Atento to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Atento and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Atento $1,757.50 $0.06 N/A
Atento Competitors $1,235.45 $75.94 20.29

Atento has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Atento 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.7% of Atento shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.0% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.4% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held 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.

Volatility & Risk

Atento has a beta of 0.05, indicating that its stock price is 95% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atento’s competitors have a beta of 1.13, indicating that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Atento and its competitors’ 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 -51.74% -169.15% 1.10%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Atento and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atento 0 1 2 0 2.67
Atento Competitors 629 1866 2619 63 2.41

Atento presently has a consensus price target of $14.67, indicating a potential upside of Infinity. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 13.04%. Given Atento’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Atento is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Atento beats its competitors 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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