Analyzing T-Mobile Us (PCS) and Rogers Communication (RCI)

T-Mobile Us (NYSE: PCS) and Rogers Communication (NYSE:RCI) are both mid-cap telecommunications services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares T-Mobile Us and Rogers Communication’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
T-Mobile Us N/A N/A N/A $0.24 49.33
Rogers Communication $10.35 billion 2.70 $630.59 million $1.89 28.67

Rogers Communication has higher revenue and earnings than T-Mobile Us. Rogers Communication is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than T-Mobile Us, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Rogers Communication pays an annual dividend of $1.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. T-Mobile Us does not pay a dividend. Rogers Communication pays out 81.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for T-Mobile Us and Rogers Communication, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
T-Mobile Us 0 2 5 0 2.71
Rogers Communication 0 4 1 0 2.20

T-Mobile Us presently has a consensus price target of $70.86, suggesting a potential upside of 498.46%. Rogers Communication has a consensus price target of $62.50, suggesting a potential upside of 15.33%. Given T-Mobile Us’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe T-Mobile Us is more favorable than Rogers Communication.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

46.9% of Rogers Communication shares are owned by institutional investors. 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.

Profitability

This table compares T-Mobile Us and Rogers Communication’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
T-Mobile Us N/A N/A N/A
Rogers Communication 9.20% 30.40% 6.09%

Summary

Rogers Communication beats T-Mobile Us on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

T-Mobile Us Company Profile

MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (MetroPCS Communications) is a facilities-based wireless broadband mobile communications provider in the United States, including the Atlanta, Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando/Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Tampa/Sarasota metropolitan areas. It offers wireless broadband mobile services under the MetroPCS brand in selected metropolitan areas in the United States. It provides a variety of wireless broadband mobile communications services to its customers on a no long-term contract, paid-in-advance basis. As of December 31, 2011, it had over 9.3 million customers. All of its services are provided through wholly owned subsidiaries of MetroPCS Wireless, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MetroPCS Communications. In January 2011, it introduced long term evolution (4G LTE) service plans.

Rogers Communication Company Profile

Rogers Communications Inc. is a communications and media company. The Company provides wireless communications services, and cable television, Internet, information technology (IT) and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Its segments include Wireless, Cable, Business Solutions and Media. The Wireless segment is engaged in wireless telecommunications operations for Canadian consumers and businesses. The Cable segment include cable telecommunications operations, including Internet, television and telephony (phone) services for Canadian consumers and businesses. The Business Solutions segment is engaged in network connectivity through its fiber network and data center assets to support a range of voice, data, networking, hosting, and cloud-based services for the enterprise, public sector and carrier wholesale markets. The Media segment has a portfolio of media properties, including sports media and entertainment, multi-platform shopping, digital media and publishing.

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