LICT (LICT) and Its Rivals Critical Contrast

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

Profitability

This table compares LICT and its peers’ 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%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for LICT and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

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 peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe LICT has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & 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 insiders. Comparatively, 10.7% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” 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.

Volatility and Risk

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

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares LICT and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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 peers have higher revenue and earnings than LICT. LICT is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

LICT peers 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.