Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MBT) versus The Competition Financial Review

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (NYSE: MBT) is one of 36 publicly-traded companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Mobile TeleSystems OJSC to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Mobile TeleSystems OJSC and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC 12.42% 40.25% 10.03%
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC Competitors -999.64% 3.16% -6.42%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Mobile TeleSystems OJSC and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC 0 2 3 0 2.60
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC Competitors 572 1701 1789 69 2.33

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC presently has a consensus price target of $10.97, suggesting a potential upside of 0.80%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 20.90%. Given Mobile TeleSystems OJSC’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Mobile TeleSystems OJSC has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.6%. Mobile TeleSystems OJSC pays out 82.8% 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, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.1% and pay out 61.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

32.2% of Mobile TeleSystems OJSC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.4% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Mobile TeleSystems OJSC shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Mobile TeleSystems OJSC and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC $14.03 billion $4.86 billion 12.51
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC Competitors $27.98 billion $8.18 billion -5.58

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Mobile TeleSystems OJSC. Mobile TeleSystems OJSC 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.

Risk and Volatility

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC has a beta of 0.91, meaning that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mobile TeleSystems OJSC’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Mobile TeleSystems OJSC

Mobile TeleSystems Public Joint Stock Company, formerly Mobile TeleSystems Open Joint Stock Company, is a provider of telecommunications services. The Company provides mobile and fixed line voice and data telecommunications services, including data transfer, broadband, pay-television (pay-TV) and various value-added services, as well as selling equipment and accessories. The Company operates through segments, which include Russia convergent, Moscow fixed line and Ukraine. Its Russia Convergent segment includes mobile and fixed line operations, which encompasses services rendered to customers across regions of Russia, including voice and data services, transmission, broadband, pay-TV and other value-added services. Its Moscow fixed line segment includes fixed line operations carried out in Moscow by the Company’s subsidiary MGTS. Its Ukraine segment includes mobile and fixed line operations carried out across multiple regions of Ukraine.

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