Reviewing Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) & Its Competitors

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Cellcom Israel and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cellcom Israel 1 1 0 0 1.50
Cellcom Israel Competitors 514 1576 1754 57 2.35

As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 18.88%. Given Cellcom Israel’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cellcom Israel has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Cellcom Israel and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cellcom Israel 3.12% 8.94% 1.90%
Cellcom Israel Competitors -994.58% 4.47% -5.15%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

5.6% of Cellcom Israel shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.3% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cellcom Israel and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Cellcom Israel $1.11 billion $210.25 million 30.25
Cellcom Israel Competitors $28.35 billion $8.31 billion 7.43

Cellcom Israel’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Cellcom Israel. Cellcom Israel is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Cellcom Israel has a beta of 2.02, meaning that its share price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cellcom Israel’s rivals have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Cellcom Israel rivals beat Cellcom Israel on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Cellcom Israel Company Profile

Cellcom Israel Ltd. is engaged in the provision of cellular telephone services. The Company offers fixed-line services. The Company operates in two segments: Cellular and Fixed-line. The cellular segment includes the cellular communications services, end user cellular equipment and supplemental services. The fixed-line segment includes landline and long distance telephony services, Internet infrastructure and connectivity services, television services, end user fixed-line equipment and supplemental services. The Company provides a range of cellular services through its second generation (2G), third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) network. The Company’s services include basic cellular telephony services, text and multimedia messaging, advanced cellular content and data services, and other value-added services. It also offers international roaming services, a range of handsets from various manufacturers, and repair services on most handsets it offers.

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