Comparing T-Mobile Us (PCS) and The Competition

T-Mobile Us (NYSE: PCS) is one of 34 publicly-traded companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare T-Mobile Us to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for T-Mobile Us and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
T-Mobile Us 0 2 6 0 2.75
T-Mobile Us Competitors 529 1705 1876 62 2.35

T-Mobile Us currently has a consensus target price of $70.75, suggesting a potential upside of 497.55%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 21.54%. Given T-Mobile Us’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe T-Mobile Us is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares T-Mobile Us and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
T-Mobile Us N/A N/A 49.33
T-Mobile Us Competitors $27.09 billion $1.51 billion -202.65

T-Mobile Us’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than T-Mobile Us. T-Mobile Us 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.

Profitability

This table compares T-Mobile Us and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
T-Mobile Us N/A N/A N/A
T-Mobile Us Competitors -313.75% -3.37% -9.50%

Summary

T-Mobile Us beats its rivals on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About T-Mobile Us

MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (MetroPCS Communications) is a facilities-based wireless broadband mobile communications provider in the United States, including the Atlanta, Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando/Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Tampa/Sarasota metropolitan areas. It offers wireless broadband mobile services under the MetroPCS brand in selected metropolitan areas in the United States. It provides a variety of wireless broadband mobile communications services to its customers on a no long-term contract, paid-in-advance basis. As of December 31, 2011, it had over 9.3 million customers. All of its services are provided through wholly owned subsidiaries of MetroPCS Wireless, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MetroPCS Communications. In January 2011, it introduced long term evolution (4G LTE) service plans.

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