Reviewing B Communications (BCOMF) and Its Competitors

B Communications (OTCMKTS:BCOMFGet Rating) is one of 42 publicly-traded companies in the “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare B Communications to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

51.5% of shares of all “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 18.6% of shares of all “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
B Communications $2.73 billion $39.93 million 18.46
B Communications Competitors $3.21 billion -$802.10 million 1.74

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for B Communications and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
B Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A
B Communications Competitors 137 443 615 19 2.43

As a group, “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 51.80%. Given B Communications’ peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe B Communications has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
B Communications 1.11% 6.76% 0.60%
B Communications Competitors -86.59% -60.37% -11.81%

Summary

B Communications beats its peers 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 for business and private customers in Israel. The company offers landline communication services, mobile telephone radio services, data transmission and communication services, international communication services, multi-channel satellite and network television services, Internet infrastructure and access services, call center services, and maintenance and development of communications infrastructure services. It also engages in the provision of communications services to other communications providers, including wholesale market services, distribution of television and radio broadcasts, and supply and maintenance of equipment and services in customer premises. The company was formerly 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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