Contrasting B Communications (BCOMF) and its competitors

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B Communications (OTCMKTS:BCOMF – Get Rating) is one of 42 publicly traded companies in the “communications services, not elsewhere classified” sector, but how does it stack up against its competitors? We will compare B Communications to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of B Communications and its competitors.

Gross revenue Net revenue Price/earnings ratio
Communications B $2.73 billion $39.93 million 6:46 p.m.
B Communications Competitors $3.21 billion -$802.10 million 0.61

B Communications’ competitors have higher revenues, but lower profits than B Communications. B Communications trades at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of B Communications and its competitors.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Communications B 1.11% 6.76% 0.60%
B Communications Competitors -86.55% -60.64% -11.76%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

51.5% of the shares of all “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.6% of the shares of all “Communication Services, Not Elsewhere Classified” companies are held by insiders of the company. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, hedge funds, and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

B Communications has a beta of 1.41, indicating that its stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, B Communications’ competitors have a beta of 1.31, indicating that their stock price average is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. .

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for B Communications and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Communications B 0 0 0 0 N / A
B Communications Competitors 137 443 615 19 2.43

As a group, the “Communication Services, Not Elsewhere Classified” companies have an upside potential of 50.49%. Since B Communications’ competitors have higher upside potential, analysts clearly believe that B Communications has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

B Communications beats its competitors on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About B Communications

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B Communications Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of telecommunications services to businesses and individuals in Israel. The company offers fixed communication services, mobile radiotelephone services, data transmission and communication services, international communication services, multi-channel satellite and network television services, infrastructure services and Internet access, call center services, as well as communication infrastructure maintenance and development services. It also provides communications services to other communications providers, including wholesale market services, television and radio program distribution, and the supply and maintenance of equipment and services in customer premises. The company was previously known as 012 Smile. communications ltd. and changed its name to B Communications Ltd. in March 2010. B Communications Ltd. was incorporated in 1999 and is based in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel.



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