Financial analysis: Cellcom Israel (CELJF) and its competitors

Cellcom Israel (OTCMKTS:CELJF – Get Rating) is one of 27 public companies in the “radiotelephone communication” sector, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Cellcom Israel to similar companies based on earnings strength, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Cellcom Israel and its peers.

Gross revenue Net revenue Price/earnings ratio
Cellcom Israel $1.14 billion -$53.00 million -45.45
Cellcom Israel competitors $17.74 billion $958.63 million 10:55

Cellcom Israel peers have higher revenues and profits than Cellcom Israel. Cellcom Israel trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Cellcom Israel and its peers.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Cellcom Israel -1.08% -2.40% -0.66%
Cellcom Israel competitors -39.07% 28.44% -4.78%

Risk and Volatility

Cellcom Israel has a beta of 0.92, meaning its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cellcom Israel’s peers have a beta of 5.86, meaning its stock price average is 486% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of recent ratings from Cellcom Israel and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Cellcom Israel 0 0 0 0 N / A
Cellcom Israel competitors 283 822 1195 52 2.43

As a group, the “radiotelephone communication” companies have an upside potential of 70.49%. Given that Cellcom Israel peers have higher upside potential, analysts clearly believe that Cellcom Israel has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional and insider ownership

24.4% of the shares of all the “Radiotelephony” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of the shares of all the “Radiotelephony” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, endowments, and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Cellcom Israel’s peers beat Cellcom Israel on 7 of the 9 factors compared.

Cellcom Israel Company Profile (Get an assessment)

Cellcom Israel Ltd. provides cellular communications services in Israel. It operates in two segments, Real Estate and Net. The company offers Internet access and infrastructure, Internet television, international telephony, fixed telephony and transmission services for business customers and telecommunications operators. It also provides switchboard, communication systems management and information security services; and conference calling, server hosting and cloud services, as well as equipment and repair services for end equipment. As of December 31, 2021, it had approximately 10.7 million cellular subscribers. Cellcom Israel Ltd. was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Netanya, Israel.

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Sarah J. Greer