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Telephone and Data Systems (TDS) Competitors

$14.03
-0.39 (-2.70%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)

TDS vs. SHEN, IDT, TAC, SJW, CPK, MGEE, PRMW, PAM, AVA, and MYRG

Should you be buying Telephone and Data Systems stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Telephone and Data Systems include Shenandoah Telecommunications (SHEN), IDT (IDT), TransAlta (TAC), SJW Group (SJW), Chesapeake Utilities (CPK), MGE Energy (MGEE), Primo Water (PRMW), Pampa Energía (PAM), Avista (AVA), and MYR Group (MYRG). These companies are all part of the "utilities" sector.

Telephone and Data Systems vs.

Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) and Shenandoah Telecommunications (NASDAQ:SHEN) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their media sentiment, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, community ranking, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and risk.

In the previous week, Shenandoah Telecommunications had 11 more articles in the media than Telephone and Data Systems. MarketBeat recorded 18 mentions for Shenandoah Telecommunications and 7 mentions for Telephone and Data Systems. Telephone and Data Systems' average media sentiment score of 1.24 beat Shenandoah Telecommunications' score of 0.65 indicating that Telephone and Data Systems is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Telephone and Data Systems
5 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Shenandoah Telecommunications
5 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
9 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Telephone and Data Systems pays an annual dividend of $0.74 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.3%. Shenandoah Telecommunications pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Telephone and Data Systems pays out -14.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Shenandoah Telecommunications pays out 56.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Telephone and Data Systems is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Shenandoah Telecommunications received 143 more outperform votes than Telephone and Data Systems when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 67.87% of users gave Shenandoah Telecommunications an outperform vote while only 65.60% of users gave Telephone and Data Systems an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Telephone and Data SystemsOutperform Votes
288
65.60%
Underperform Votes
151
34.40%
Shenandoah TelecommunicationsOutperform Votes
431
67.87%
Underperform Votes
204
32.13%

Shenandoah Telecommunications has a net margin of 2.80% compared to Telephone and Data Systems' net margin of -9.69%. Shenandoah Telecommunications' return on equity of 1.24% beat Telephone and Data Systems' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Telephone and Data Systems-9.69% 0.21% 0.08%
Shenandoah Telecommunications 2.80%1.24%0.75%

95.4% of Telephone and Data Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.6% of Shenandoah Telecommunications shares are held by institutional investors. 14.1% of Telephone and Data Systems shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.3% of Shenandoah Telecommunications shares 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.

Shenandoah Telecommunications has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Telephone and Data Systems. Telephone and Data Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Shenandoah Telecommunications, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Telephone and Data Systems$5.16B0.31-$500M-$5.05-2.78
Shenandoah Telecommunications$287.38M3.25-$8.38M$0.16116.07

Telephone and Data Systems has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Shenandoah Telecommunications has a beta of 0.55, indicating that its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Telephone and Data Systems presently has a consensus price target of $26.33, indicating a potential upside of 87.69%. Shenandoah Telecommunications has a consensus price target of $22.00, indicating a potential upside of 18.47%. Given Telephone and Data Systems' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Telephone and Data Systems is more favorable than Shenandoah Telecommunications.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Telephone and Data Systems
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67
Shenandoah Telecommunications
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00

Summary

Telephone and Data Systems and Shenandoah Telecommunications tied by winning 10 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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TDS vs. The Competition

MetricTelephone and Data SystemsTelephone communication, except radio IndustryUtilities SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$1.59B$23.21B$11.68B$17.63B
Dividend Yield5.13%3.71%4.24%3.57%
P/E Ratio-2.7811.2778.0721.60
Price / Sales0.319.9326.227.44
Price / Cash1.7613.5318.4317.54
Price / Book0.322.811.866.10
Net Income-$500M$683.21M$489.34M$870.05M
7 Day Performance-0.07%-0.96%0.49%-0.34%
1 Month Performance-22.10%0.00%-1.14%2.47%
1 Year Performance14.07%2.97%0.02%89.24%

Telephone and Data Systems Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SHEN
Shenandoah Telecommunications
1.3425 of 5 stars
$19.65
-4.8%
$22.00
+12.0%
-5.2%$987.61M$267.37M280.71842Earnings Report
Analyst Revision
IDT
IDT
2.0091 of 5 stars
$34.92
-1.8%
N/A+12.8%$878.59M$1.24B24.081,890
TAC
TransAlta
1.5189 of 5 stars
$6.85
-2.6%
N/A-14.8%$2.12B$2.29B4.341,222Earnings Report
News Coverage
High Trading Volume
SJW
SJW Group
3.7768 of 5 stars
$58.45
-3.6%
$65.67
+12.3%
-26.2%$1.87B$620.70M18.44757Earnings Report
Analyst Report
News Coverage
CPK
Chesapeake Utilities
4.3281 of 5 stars
$100.41
-4.6%
$105.50
+5.1%
-20.4%$1.79B$680.70M20.331,034Earnings Report
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
MGEE
MGE Energy
3.6201 of 5 stars
$64.25
-2.8%
$62.00
-3.5%
-10.5%$2.32B$714.52M19.59723Earnings Report
PRMW
Primo Water
4.4423 of 5 stars
$14.57
-2.6%
$19.25
+32.1%
-1.6%$2.34B$2.22B19.699,240Dividend Increase
Analyst Report
News Coverage
PAM
Pampa Energía
1.4899 of 5 stars
$43.34
0.0%
$36.50
-15.8%
+35.7%$2.36B$1.83B4.161,907News Coverage
AVA
Avista
3.9107 of 5 stars
$32.31
-3.2%
$33.50
+3.7%
-18.8%$2.50B$1.71B14.691,767Earnings Report
Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
MYRG
MYR Group
1.4111 of 5 stars
$149.95
-5.4%
$166.25
+10.9%
+45.9%$2.51B$3.01B27.518,500Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage

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