Telecom Italia S.P.A. (NYSE: TI) is one of 45 public companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Telecom Italia S.P.A. to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Telecom Italia S.P.A. and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Telecom Italia S.P.A. N/A N/A N/A
Telecom Italia S.P.A. Competitors 1.77% 5.18% 2.30%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.8% of Telecom Italia S.P.A. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.9% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.3% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Telecom Italia S.P.A. has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telecom Italia S.P.A.’s peers have a beta of 1.00, indicating that their average share price is 0% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Telecom Italia S.P.A. and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Telecom Italia S.P.A. 0 3 2 0 2.40
Telecom Italia S.P.A. Competitors 564 1636 1953 65 2.36

Telecom Italia S.P.A. currently has a consensus target price of $1.80, indicating a potential downside of 77.67%. As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 46.79%. Given Telecom Italia S.P.A.’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Telecom Italia S.P.A. has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Telecom Italia S.P.A. and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Telecom Italia S.P.A. $21.06 billion $2.00 billion N/A
Telecom Italia S.P.A. Competitors $15.35 billion $1.24 billion 199.71

Telecom Italia S.P.A. has higher revenue and earnings than its peers.

Summary

Telecom Italia S.P.A. peers beat Telecom Italia S.P.A. on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Telecom Italia S.P.A.

Telecom Italia S.p.A. (Telecom Italia) operates fixed voice and data infrastructure in Italy, and provides mobile network platforms. The Company focuses on various areas of digital services, including Enriched Communication, Trusted Digital Life, Business Life, Indoor Life, Mobile Open Life and Digital Entertainment. Its segments include Consumer, Business, National Wholesale and Other. It is engaged in developing various projects in areas, including Smart Green, Social Reading, Solutions for good schooling, Digital tourism 2.0, Smart Home, FriendTV and Big Data. Smart Green is the assessment of projects connected with the environment and potential partnerships with the local government offices for the monitoring of air in public offices and urban areas, using networks of sensors connected to the Company’s Cloud. The Company is involved, either alone or in partnership with external partners, in devising and developing healthcare services at national, regional and local level.

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