BT Group PLC (NYSE: BT) is one of 45 public companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare BT Group PLC to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk and valuation.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
1.0% of BT Group PLC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.3% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.5% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares BT Group PLC and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|BT Group PLC||7.14%||39.24%||6.77%|
|BT Group PLC Competitors||0.72%||-0.71%||1.42%|
BT Group PLC pays an annual dividend of $0.95 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. BT Group PLC pays out 91.3% 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, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.9% and pay out 1,357.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. BT Group PLC has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years. BT Group PLC is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares BT Group PLC and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|BT Group PLC||$31.83 billion||$9.05 billion||17.88|
|BT Group PLC Competitors||$13.52 billion||$4.52 billion||5.21|
BT Group PLC has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. BT Group PLC is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Risk & Volatility
BT Group PLC has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BT Group PLC’s peers have a beta of 0.95, indicating that their average share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for BT Group PLC and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|BT Group PLC||3||8||7||0||2.22|
|BT Group PLC Competitors||532||1529||1824||65||2.36|
BT Group PLC currently has a consensus target price of $352.35, indicating a potential upside of 1,795.39%. As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 28.80%. Given BT Group PLC’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe BT Group PLC is more favorable than its peers.
BT Group PLC beats its peers on 10 of the 15 factors compared.
About BT Group PLC
BT Group plc is a communications services company. The Company is engaged in selling fixed-voice services, broadband, mobile and television products and services, as well as managed networked information technology (IT) solutions and cyber security protection. Its segments include Consumer, which provides fixed-voice, broadband, TV and mobile services; EE, which is a mobile network operator in the United Kingdom and provides mobile and fixed communications services to consumers; Business and Public Sector, which provides communications and IT services to businesses and the public sector in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland (RoI) ;Global Services, which provides managed networked IT services to corporate customers; Wholesale and Ventures, which provides fixed and mobile services to communications providers (CPs); and Openreach, which provides copper and fiber connections between its exchanges and homes and businesses.
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