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Interested in the wireless communications industry? Here are some ideas you may find interesting.

We ran a screen on the wireless industry for companies with impressive profitability, beating their industry peers on gross, operating, and pretax margins.

When a company has higher profit margins than its industry averages, it indicates that they are taking a greater percentage of sales as profits, and they may also have greater control over their cost structure.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.‬

We also created a price-weighted index of the stocks mentioned below, and monitored the performance of the list relative to the S&P 500 index over the last month. To access a complete analysis of this list's recent performance, click here.

Do you think these companies have strong operations? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

List sorted by difference between gross margin and industry average.

1. Telefonica Brasil, S.A. (VIV): Wireless Communications Industry. Market cap of $33.37B. TTM gross margin at 62.97% vs. industry gross margin at 49.90%. TTM operating margin at 17.76% vs. industry operating margin at 15.39%. TTM pretax margin at 18.82% vs. industry pretax margin at 12.97%. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 5.93% over the last week.

2. Mobile Telesystems OJSC (MBT): Provides telecommunications services primarily in the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, and Belarus. Market cap of $16.69B. TTM gross margin at 69.42% vs. industry gross margin at 60.28%. TTM operating margin at 22.08% vs. industry operating margin at 20.03%. TTM pretax margin at 15.33% vs. industry pretax margin at 14.14%. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 6.68% over the last week.

3. USA Mobility, Inc. (USMO): Provides wireless communications solutions to the healthcare, government, enterprise, and emergency response sectors in the United States. Market cap of $316.62M. TTM gross margin at 66.92% vs. industry gross margin at 60.27%. TTM operating margin at 28.70% vs. industry operating margin at 19.97%. TTM pretax margin at 26.51% vs. industry pretax margin at 14.06%. Offers a good dividend, and appears to have good liquidity to back it up--dividend yield at 6.98%, current ratio at 1.42, and quick ratio at 1.38. The stock has lost 16.21% over the last year.

4. Cellcom Israel Ltd. (CEL): Provides cellular communications services in Israel. Market cap of $1.63B. TTM gross margin at 60.75% vs. industry gross margin at 60.24%. TTM operating margin at 26.56% vs. industry operating margin at 20.04%. TTM pretax margin at 21.27% vs. industry pretax margin at 14.14%. The stock has lost 43.05% over the last year.

*Profitability data sourced from Fidelity, all other data sourced from Finviz.

Source: 4 Wireless Stocks With Impressive Profitability