PLDT (OTCMKTS:PHTCF – Get Free Report) is one of 158 publicly-traded companies in the “Telecom Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare PLDT to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and profitability.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares PLDT and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|PLDT Competitors||$765.22 billion||$797.97 million||-148.95|
PLDT’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than PLDT. PLDT 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.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for PLDT and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Telecom Services” companies have a potential upside of 63.05%. Given PLDT’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PLDT has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
PLDT pays an annual dividend of $128.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 615.3%. PLDT pays out 80.4% 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, “Telecom Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 18.0% and pay out 41.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares PLDT and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
PLDT rivals beat PLDT on 6 of the 10 factors compared.
PLDT Company Profile
PLDT Inc. provides telecommunications and digital services in the Philippines. The company operates through three segments: Wireless, Fixed Line, and Others. It offers cellular mobile, Internet broadband distribution, operations support, software development, and satellite information and messaging services; and sells Wi-Fi access equipment. The company also provides fixed line telecommunications services; business infrastructure and solutions; intelligent data processing and implementation, and data analytics insight generation services; and information and communications infrastructure for Internet-based services, e-commerce, customer relationship management, and information technology (IT) related services. In addition, it offers managed IT outsourcing, Internet-based purchasing, IT consulting and professional, bills printing and other related value-added, and air transportation services; distributes Filipino channels and content services; and provides full-services customer rewards and loyalty programs. Further, the company engages in the sale of mobile handsets, broadband data routers, tablets, and accessories; and operation of mobile virtual network and cross-border digital platforms. Additionally, it provides gaming support services; mobile internet and broadband, and voice services; domestic leased lines; alternative messaging solutions, such as over-the-top services, social media, and messenger application; inbound roaming and other services; mobile prepaid and postpaid services; and fixed wireless broadband services. The company was formerly known as Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company and changed its name to PLDT Inc. in July 2016. PLDT Inc. was incorporated in 1928 and is headquartered in Makati City, the Philippines.
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