Analyzing Intelsat (INTEQ) & Its Peers

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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

Risk & Volatility

Intelsat has a beta of 0.06, meaning that its share price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intelsat’s rivals have a beta of 1.39, meaning that their average share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Intelsat and its rivals’ 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%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Intelsat and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intelsat 0 0 0 0 N/A
Intelsat Competitors 212 638 721 33 2.36

As a group, “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 18.46%. Given Intelsat’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Intelsat has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Intelsat and its rivals 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 3.34

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


Intelsat rivals 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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