GTT Communications (NYSE: GTT) is one of 24 public companies in the “Cloud Computing Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare GTT Communications to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares GTT Communications and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
GTT Communications $636.92 million $150.79 million -113.04
GTT Communications Competitors $933.33 million $18.40 million -78.96

GTT Communications’ competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than GTT Communications. GTT Communications 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

58.9% of GTT Communications shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.5% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 25.7% of GTT Communications shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.0% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GTT Communications -1.88% 4.17% 0.61%
GTT Communications Competitors -54.73% -42.83% -15.55%

Risk and Volatility

GTT Communications has a beta of 1.46, suggesting that its share price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GTT Communications’ competitors have a beta of 0.95, suggesting that their average share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for GTT Communications and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GTT Communications 0 0 4 0 3.00
GTT Communications Competitors 101 527 1524 47 2.69

GTT Communications currently has a consensus target price of $36.75, indicating a potential upside of 16.11%. As a group, “Cloud Computing Services” companies have a potential upside of 4.34%. Given GTT Communications’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe GTT Communications is more favorable than its competitors.


GTT Communications beats its competitors on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

About GTT Communications

GTT Communications, Inc. provides cloud networking services to a range of clients. The Company offers a portfolio of global communications services, wide area network (WAN) services; Internet services; managed network and security services, and voice and unified communication services. It provides Layer 2 (Ethernet) and Layer 3 (multiprotocol label switching (MPLS)) WAN solutions for multinational clients. It offers customers with high-bandwidth global Internet connectivity and Internet protocol (IP) transit with availability and packet delivery. The Company offers managed network services, including managed equipment, managed security services and managed remote access. Its Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Trunking service is an enterprise-built unified communications offering that integrates voice, video and chat onto a single IP connection. As of December 31, 2016, it had provided services to multinational enterprises, carriers and government customers in over 100 countries.

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