Head to Head Comparison: Millicom International Cellular (TIGO) & Its Rivals

Millicom International Cellular (NASDAQ: TIGO) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Radiotelephone communication” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Millicom International Cellular to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Millicom International Cellular and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Millicom International Cellular 0 0 0 0 N/A
Millicom International Cellular Competitors 258 634 829 32 2.36

As a group, “Radiotelephone communication” companies have a potential upside of 17.22%. Given Millicom International Cellular’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Millicom International Cellular has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.8% of Millicom International Cellular shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.5% of shares of all “Radiotelephone communication” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.6% of shares of all “Radiotelephone communication” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Millicom International Cellular has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Millicom International Cellular’s competitors have a beta of 0.98, suggesting that their average stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Millicom International Cellular $4.07 billion -$10.00 million 209.41
Millicom International Cellular Competitors $15.13 billion $847.05 million 45.61

Millicom International Cellular’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Millicom International Cellular. Millicom International Cellular 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.

Dividends

Millicom International Cellular pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Millicom International Cellular pays out 910.3% 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, “Radiotelephone communication” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.6% and pay out 69.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Millicom International Cellular and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Millicom International Cellular -0.18% 0.91% 0.29%
Millicom International Cellular Competitors 11.81% 11.82% 5.99%

Summary

Millicom International Cellular competitors beat Millicom International Cellular on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

Millicom International Cellular Company Profile

Millicom International Cellular S.A. provides cable and mobile services in Latin America and Africa. The company offers mobile services, including mobile data and voice; short message service; and mobile financial services, such as payments, money transfers, international remittances, savings, real-time loans, and micro-insurance. It also fixed services, including broadband, fixed voice, and pay-TV to residential consumers; and mobile, fixed, and value-added services to large, small, and medium businesses, as well as governmental entities As of December 31, 2018, the company served 48.3 million business-to-consumer mobile customers; and 4.1 million connected homes. It markets its products and services under Tigo and Tigo Business brands. Millicom International Cellular S.A. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

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