Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) is one of 36 publicly-traded companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Sprint Corporation to related companies based off the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Sprint Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sprint Corporation 5 10 3 0 1.89
Sprint Corporation Competitors 571 1701 1783 69 2.33

Sprint Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $10.41, indicating a potential upside of 34.54%. All “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 21.01%. Given Sprint Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Sprint Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Sprint Corporation has a beta of 0.93, indicating that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sprint Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sprint Corporation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Sprint Corporation $33.49 billion $10.80 billion -43.00
Sprint Corporation Competitors $27.98 billion $8.18 billion -5.52

Sprint Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Sprint Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

14.0% of Sprint Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.4% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Sprint Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Sprint Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sprint Corporation -2.08% -3.66% -0.84%
Sprint Corporation Competitors -999.64% 3.16% -6.42%

About Sprint Corporation

Sprint Corporation (Sprint) is a holding company. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, is a communications company offering a range of wireless and wireline communications products and services that are designed to meet the needs of consumers, businesses, government subscribers and resellers. It operates through two segments: Wireless and Wireline. The Company offers wireless services on a postpaid and prepaid payment basis to retail subscribers and also on a wholesale basis. The Wireline segment provides voice, data and Internet Protocol (IP) communication services to its Wireless segment. The Company offers wireless and wireline services to subscribers in approximately 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands under the Sprint corporate brand, which includes its retail brands of Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Assurance Wireless on its wireless networks utilizing various technologies.

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