TalkTalk Telecom Group (TKTCY) versus Its Peers Head-To-Head Comparison

TalkTalk Telecom Group (OTCMKTS: TKTCY) is one of 73 public companies in the “Telephone communication, except radio” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare TalkTalk Telecom Group to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares TalkTalk Telecom Group and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
TalkTalk Telecom Group $2.33 billion $75.82 million 18.38
TalkTalk Telecom Group Competitors $17.40 billion $2.02 billion 17.39

TalkTalk Telecom Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than TalkTalk Telecom Group. TalkTalk Telecom Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for TalkTalk Telecom Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TalkTalk Telecom Group 1 1 1 0 2.00
TalkTalk Telecom Group Competitors 609 1869 1950 98 2.34

As a group, “Telephone communication, except radio” companies have a potential upside of 66.77%. Given TalkTalk Telecom Group’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe TalkTalk Telecom Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

TalkTalk Telecom Group pays an annual dividend of $0.57 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. TalkTalk Telecom Group pays out 83.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Telephone communication, except radio” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.9% and pay out 70.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

46.8% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.3% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

TalkTalk Telecom Group has a beta of 0.49, meaning that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TalkTalk Telecom Group’s competitors have a beta of 0.59, meaning that their average share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares TalkTalk Telecom Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TalkTalk Telecom Group N/A N/A N/A
TalkTalk Telecom Group Competitors -12.61% -10.77% -0.84%

Summary

TalkTalk Telecom Group competitors beat TalkTalk Telecom Group on 10 of the 14 factors compared.

About TalkTalk Telecom Group

TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC provides fixed line, TV, and mobile telecommunications services. It offers landline, broadband, fiber, TV, and mobile services, including fixed price plans and unlimited broadband usage, as well as HomeSafe, a network-based security and filtering system. The company also provides various business-grade communications products and services, including Internet access, data, voice, and mobile. TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC was founded in 2002 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

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