Critical Comparison: Pareteum (TEUM) & The Competition

Pareteum (NASDAQ: TEUM) is one of 42 public companies in the “Computer integrated systems design” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Pareteum to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

9.0% of Pareteum shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.9% of shares of all “Computer integrated systems design” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of Pareteum shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.8% of shares of all “Computer integrated systems design” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pareteum -58.46% -77.52% -43.01%
Pareteum Competitors -5.36% 0.94% 0.67%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Pareteum and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pareteum 0 1 1 0 2.50
Pareteum Competitors 318 1518 2162 67 2.49

As a group, “Computer integrated systems design” companies have a potential upside of 20.72%. Given Pareteum’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Pareteum has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Pareteum and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Pareteum $13.55 million -$12.46 million -2.56
Pareteum Competitors $1.52 billion $56.09 million 22.97

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

Volatility & Risk

Pareteum has a beta of 0.31, meaning that its stock price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pareteum’s competitors have a beta of -36.00, meaning that their average stock price is 3,700% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Pareteum competitors beat Pareteum on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

Pareteum Company Profile

Pareteum Corporation operates a communications cloud services platform in Europe and internationally. Its platform provides mobility, messaging, and security services and applications, with a single-sign-on, application program interface (API), and software development suite. The company's platform hosts integrated IT/back office and core network functionality for mobile network operators, as well as for enterprises to implement and leverage mobile communications solutions on a SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS basis. It also offers operational support system for channel partners with APIs for integration with third party systems, workflows for complex application orchestration, and customer support with branded portals and plug-ins for various other applications. Pareteum Corporation serves the markets of Internet of Things, mobile virtual network operators, smart cities, and application developers. The company was formerly known as Elephant Talk Communications Corp. and changed its name to Pareteum Corporation in November 2016. Pareteum Corporation is based in New York, New York.

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