Atento (ATTO) and Its Rivals Financial Comparison

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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atento 0.99% 11.96% 3.58%
Atento Competitors -51.74% -169.15% 1.11%

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.

Analyst Ratings

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 0 1 2 0 2.67
Atento Competitors 627 1860 2609 62 2.41

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.

Summary

Atento beats its peers on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Atento

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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