Analyzing LICT (LICT) and Its Rivals

LICT (OTCMKTS: LICT) is one of 93 publicly-traded companies in the “Telephone communication, except radio” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare LICT to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for LICT and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LICT 0 0 0 0 N/A
LICT Competitors 920 2852 2734 120 2.31

As a group, “Telephone communication, except radio” companies have a potential upside of 26.28%. Given LICT’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe LICT has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.8% of LICT shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.7% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are owned by institutional investors. 26.1% of LICT shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.7% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

LICT has a beta of 0.5, meaning that its share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LICT’s competitors have a beta of 0.92, meaning that their average share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares LICT and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
LICT $124.07 million $37.09 million 17.04
LICT Competitors $14.27 billion $1.20 billion -3.33

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

Profitability

This table compares LICT and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LICT 21.88% N/A N/A
LICT Competitors -119.39% -35.37% 0.78%

Summary

LICT competitors beat LICT on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About LICT

LICT Corp. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of broadband, voice and video services. It offers non regulated services like broadband and voice services, hosted voice services, cellular backhaul and other data transport services, and subscription video and traditional regulated services like local network services and network access services. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Rye, NY.