Telenor (OTCMKTS: TELNY) is one of 73 publicly-traded companies in the “Telephone communication, except radio” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Telenor to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Telenor and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Telenor||$15.10 billion||$1.45 billion||18.37|
|Telenor Competitors||$17.39 billion||$2.01 billion||18.03|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.0% of Telenor shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.9% 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Telenor and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Telenor and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Telephone communication, except radio” companies have a potential upside of 67.90%. Given Telenor’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Telenor has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Telenor pays an annual dividend of $0.75 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Telenor pays out 59.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Telephone communication, except radio” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.0% and pay out 72.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Risk and Volatility
Telenor has a beta of 0.94, meaning that its share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telenor’s competitors have a beta of 0.59, meaning that their average share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Telenor Company Profile
Telenor ASA, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a telecommunication company worldwide. Its products and services primarily include mobile communication, fixed line communication, and broadcasting activities. The company's mobile communication services comprise voice, data, Internet, and content services, as well as customer equipment and messaging. Its fixed line services consist of telephony, Internet and TV, and leased lines, as well as data and managed services; and broadcasting services include DTH, broadcasting and data communication services through satellite, terrestrial radio and TV transmission, and encryption and conditional access services for TV distribution. The company also provides wholesale services to the operators; and enables the operators to route international voice, messaging, data and signaling traffic through a single connection to a global network, as well as handles international roaming relationships. In addition, it offers digital services that include international communication services and machine to machine communication, as well as Internet based services, digital media advertising, and financial services. Further, the company sells mobile devices; and leases base station sites, equipment primarily in the satellite business, and properties. Telenor ASA was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Fornebu, Norway.
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