Head to Head Analysis: T-Mobile US (TMUS) and Its Peers

T-Mobile US (NASDAQ: TMUS) is one of 62 public companies in the “TELECOMM SVCS” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare T-Mobile US to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares T-Mobile US and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
T-Mobile US $40.60 billion $4.54 billion 11.47
T-Mobile US Competitors $17.48 billion $1.84 billion 63.64

T-Mobile US has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. T-Mobile US is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
T-Mobile US 11.19% 9.60% 2.86%
T-Mobile US Competitors 2.35% -36.52% -2.08%

Risk and Volatility

T-Mobile US has a beta of 0.46, suggesting that its share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, T-Mobile US’s competitors have a beta of 0.84, suggesting that their average share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

35.7% of T-Mobile US shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.8% of shares of all “TELECOMM SVCS” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of T-Mobile US shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of shares of all “TELECOMM SVCS” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for T-Mobile US and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
T-Mobile US 1 4 19 3 2.89
T-Mobile US Competitors 704 2138 2107 108 2.32

T-Mobile US currently has a consensus target price of $70.93, indicating a potential upside of 18.73%. As a group, “TELECOMM SVCS” companies have a potential upside of 20.52%. Given T-Mobile US’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe T-Mobile US has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


T-Mobile US beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

T-Mobile US Company Profile

T-Mobile US, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides mobile communications services in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands. The company offers voice, messaging, and data services to 72.6 million customers in the postpaid, prepaid, and wholesale markets. It also provides wireless devices, including smartphones, tablets, and other mobile communication devices, as well as accessories that are manufactured by various suppliers. In addition, the company offers services, devices, and accessories under the T-Mobile and MetroPCS brands through its owned and operated retail stores, third party distributors, and its Websites. It also sells its devices to dealers and other third party distributors for resale through independent third-party retail outlets and various third-party Websites. As of December 31, 2017, T-Mobile US, Inc. operated approximately 2,200 T-Mobile and MetroPCS retail locations, including stores and kiosks. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. T-Mobile US, Inc. is a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG.

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