Atento (NYSE: ATTO) is one of 99 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Atento to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Atento and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Atento||$1.83 billion||$196.76 million||47.40|
|Atento Competitors||$1.10 billion||$177.93 million||23.49|
Atento has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Atento 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.
This table compares Atento and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk and Volatility
Atento has a beta of 0.03, meaning that its share price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atento’s peers have a beta of 1.13, meaning that their average share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
95.7% of Atento shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.0% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.5% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Atento and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Atento currently has a consensus price target of $14.67, suggesting a potential upside of 23.77%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 7.02%. Given Atento’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Atento is more favorable than its peers.
Atento beats its peers on 9 of the 13 factors compared.
Atento S.A. is a provider of customer-relationship management and business-process outsourcing (CRM BPO) services and solutions in Latin America. The Company offers a portfolio of CRM BPO services, including customer care, sales, collections, back office and technical support. The Company operates through three segments: EMEA, Americas and Brazil. Its services and solutions are delivered across multiple channels including digital (short message service (SMS), e-mail, chats, social media and applications, among others) and voice, and are enabled by process design, technology and intelligence functions. The Company also has client relationships across a range of industries working in sectors, such as telecommunications, banking and financial services and multi-sector, which comprise the consumer goods, services, public administration, pay television, healthcare, transportation, technology and media industries.
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