Comparing Altice USA (ATUS) & The Competition

Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS) is one of 47 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Altice USA to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Altice USA and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Altice USA 0 5 9 0 2.64
Altice USA Competitors 592 1701 2024 66 2.36

Altice USA currently has a consensus target price of $31.71, indicating a potential upside of 72.27%. As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 52.29%. Given Altice USA’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Altice USA is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Altice USA and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Altice USA N/A N/A N/A
Altice USA Competitors $16.60 billion $1.32 billion 2.33

Altice USA’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Altice USA.

Profitability

This table compares Altice USA and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Altice USA N/A N/A N/A
Altice USA Competitors 2.16% -1.75% 1.88%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

13.2% of Altice USA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.1% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Altice USA competitors beat Altice USA on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About Altice USA

Altice USA, Inc. is engaged in providing broadband communications and video services in the United States. The Company’s segments include Cablevision and Cequel. Cablevision provides broadband, pay television and telephony services to residential and business customers in and around the New York metropolitan area. Cequel provides broadband, pay television and telephony services to residential and business customers in the south-central United States. It also provides services through ten states of Texas, West Virginia, Louisiana, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arizona, California, Missouri and Ohio. The Company also provides Wi-Fi hotspot access content and advertising services. Broadband provides services, such as video streaming, content downloading for time-shifted video consumption and other applications delivered over OTT platforms. Pay Television provides services through cable network. Video services delivered over DSL networks.

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