Altice USA (NASDAQ: ATUS) is one of 49 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Altice USA to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Altice USA and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Altice USA -20.39% -63.90% -5.28%
Altice USA Competitors 1.93% 2.09% 1.93%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.0% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Altice USA and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Altice USA N/A N/A -15.76
Altice USA Competitors $14.76 billion $1.20 billion 182.43

Altice USA’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Altice USA. Altice USA is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Altice USA and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Altice USA 0 5 9 0 2.64
Altice USA Competitors 576 1681 1992 66 2.36

Altice USA presently has a consensus target price of $34.21, indicating a potential upside of 56.23%. As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 44.28%. Given Altice USA’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Altice USA is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Altice USA rivals beat Altice USA on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

Altice USA Company Profile

Altice USA, Inc. is engaged in providing broadband communications and video services in the United States. The Company’s segments include Cablevision and Cequel. Cablevision provides broadband, pay television and telephony services to residential and business customers in and around the New York metropolitan area. Cequel provides broadband, pay television and telephony services to residential and business customers in the south-central United States. It also provides services through ten states of Texas, West Virginia, Louisiana, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arizona, California, Missouri and Ohio. The Company also provides Wi-Fi hotspot access content and advertising services. Broadband provides services, such as video streaming, content downloading for time-shifted video consumption and other applications delivered over OTT platforms. Pay Television provides services through cable network. Video services delivered over DSL networks.

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