Head to Head Survey: Intelsat (INTEQ) and Its Peers

Intelsat (OTCMKTS: INTEQ) is one of 37 public companies in the “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Intelsat to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

24.4% of Intelsat shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.7% of shares of all “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of Intelsat shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.8% of shares of all “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Intelsat and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Intelsat $1.91 billion -$911.66 million -0.01
Intelsat Competitors $3.72 billion $380.23 million 3.01

Intelsat’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Intelsat. Intelsat is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Intelsat and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intelsat 0 0 0 0 N/A
Intelsat Competitors 212 639 722 33 2.36

As a group, “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 26.73%. Given Intelsat’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Intelsat has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


This table compares Intelsat and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Intelsat -36.87% N/A -4.55%
Intelsat Competitors -71.97% -77.88% -13.61%

Risk and Volatility

Intelsat has a beta of -0.05, indicating that its share price is 105% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intelsat’s peers have a beta of 1.39, indicating that their average share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Intelsat peers beat Intelsat on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About Intelsat

Intelsat SA provides satellite services business, which provides a layer in the global communications infrastructure. It offers communication services to media companies, fixed and wireless telecommunications operators, data networking service providers for enterprise and mobile applications, multinational corporations and Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The company also provides commercial satellite capacity to the U.S. government and other select military organizations and their contractors. Intelsat was founded on August 20, 1964 and is headquartered in Luxembourg.

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