Critical Survey: Alaska Communications Systems Group (NASDAQ:ALSK) vs. Koninklijke KPN (KKPNF)

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Alaska Communications Systems Group (OTCMKTS: KKPNF) and Koninklijke KPN (OTCMKTS:KKPNF) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Alaska Communications Systems Group and Koninklijke KPN’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alaska Communications Systems Group 1.28% 1.83% 0.65%
Koninklijke KPN N/A N/A N/A

Volatility & Risk

Alaska Communications Systems Group has a beta of 0.07, meaning that its stock price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Koninklijke KPN has a beta of 0.8, meaning that its stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Alaska Communications Systems Group and Koninklijke KPN’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alaska Communications Systems Group $226.90 million 0.38 -$6.10 million N/A N/A
Koninklijke KPN $7.34 billion 1.51 $545.93 million $0.12 21.96

Koninklijke KPN has higher revenue and earnings than Alaska Communications Systems Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

43.3% of Alaska Communications Systems Group shares are held by institutional investors. 6.9% of Alaska Communications Systems Group shares are held 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 breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Alaska Communications Systems Group and Koninklijke KPN, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alaska Communications Systems Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Koninklijke KPN 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Alaska Communications Systems Group beats Koninklijke KPN on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Alaska Communications Systems Group Company Profile

Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides broadband telecommunication and managed information technology services to business, wholesale, and consumer customers in the state of Alaska. Its services include voice and broadband services; and managed IT services comprising remote network monitoring and support service, managed IT security and IT professional services, and long distance services primarily over its own terrestrial network to business and wholesale customers. The company's business customers comprise large enterprises; federal, state, and local governments; and small and medium business. It also provides voice and broadband services to residential customers; voice and broadband origination and termination services to inter and intrastate carriers; and access and support services. In addition, Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. owns and operates AKORN, an undersea fiber optic cable systems. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales channels. Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Anchorage, Alaska.

Koninklijke KPN Company Profile

Koninklijke KPN N.V. provides telecommunications, and information and communication technology (ICT) services in the Netherlands, the Americas, and internationally. It offers fixed and mobile telephony, broadband Internet, and television services to retail consumers; and network related ICT solutions to business customers, as well as operates an IP-based infrastructure for international wholesale customers. The company also provides services in the areas of communication, information, entertainment, and commercial sectors; and a range of end-to-end solutions in infrastructure, workspace management, cloud, security, data network, and data center services for small, medium-sized, and large enterprises. In addition, it offers connectivity solutions to fixed and mobile wholesale partners; and voice termination and data services for fixed and mobile operators, as well as voice-over-broadband. Koninklijke KPN N.V. was founded in 1852 and is based in The Hague, the Netherlands.

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