TELUS Corporation (NYSE: TU) is one of 45 public companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare TELUS Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

50.8% of TELUS Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.3% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.5% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

TELUS Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.58 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. TELUS Corporation pays out 100.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.9% and pay out 1,353.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

TELUS Corporation has a beta of 0.89, meaning that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TELUS Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 0.95, meaning that their average stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for TELUS Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TELUS Corporation 0 0 5 0 3.00
TELUS Corporation Competitors 531 1518 1824 65 2.36

TELUS Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $45.00, suggesting a potential upside of 25.70%. As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 44.12%. Given TELUS Corporation’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe TELUS Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares TELUS Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TELUS Corporation 9.55% 18.75% 5.44%
TELUS Corporation Competitors 0.59% -0.73% 1.36%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares TELUS Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
TELUS Corporation $10.66 billion $3.37 billion 22.66
TELUS Corporation Competitors $13.52 billion $4.52 billion 4.90

TELUS Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than TELUS Corporation. TELUS Corporation 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.

Summary

TELUS Corporation rivals beat TELUS Corporation on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

TELUS Corporation Company Profile

TELUS Corporation (TELUS) is a telecommunications company. The Company provides a range of telecommunications services and products, including wireless and wireline voice and data. Its data services include Internet protocol (IP), television (TV), hosting, managed information technology and cloud-based services, and certain healthcare solutions. The Company operates through two business segments: Wireless segment and Wireline segment. Its wireless and wireline businesses are primarily operated through TELUS Communications Company (TCC). The Company offers business services, including healthcare, across wireless and wireline are supported through TELUS sales representatives, product specialists, independent dealers and online self-serve applications for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Its business process outsourcing services are supported through sales representatives and client relationship management teams.

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