Alaska Communications Systems Group (NASDAQ:ALSK) and SINGAPORE TELEC/S (OTCMKTS:SGAPY) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

41.6% of Alaska Communications Systems Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of SINGAPORE TELEC/S 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 endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Alaska Communications Systems Group and SINGAPORE TELEC/S, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alaska Communications Systems Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
SINGAPORE TELEC/S 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility and Risk

Alaska Communications Systems Group has a beta of 0.74, suggesting that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SINGAPORE TELEC/S has a beta of 0.64, suggesting that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

SINGAPORE TELEC/S pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Alaska Communications Systems Group does not pay a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Alaska Communications Systems Group and SINGAPORE TELEC/S’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alaska Communications Systems Group $232.47 million 0.40 $9.08 million $0.17 10.18
SINGAPORE TELEC/S $12.93 billion 2.94 $4.02 billion N/A N/A

SINGAPORE TELEC/S has higher revenue and earnings than Alaska Communications Systems Group.

Profitability

This table compares Alaska Communications Systems Group and SINGAPORE TELEC/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alaska Communications Systems Group 3.91% 5.46% 2.01%
SINGAPORE TELEC/S 17.89% 9.96% 6.11%

Summary

SINGAPORE TELEC/S beats Alaska Communications Systems Group on 7 of the 12 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 United States. 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 enterprises; federal, state, and local governments; and small and medium business. It also provides voice and broadband services to residential customers in residential homes and multi-dwelling units; voice and broadband origination and termination services to inter and intrastate carriers; and access and support services. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales channels. Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1998 and is based in Anchorage, Alaska.

SINGAPORE TELEC/S Company Profile

Singapore Telecommunications Limited provides a portfolio of communication and technology, and infotainment services to consumers and businesses in Asia, Australia, and Africa. It operates through three segments: Group Consumer, Group Enterprise, and Group Digital Life. The Group Consumer segment engages in the carriage business, including mobile, pay TV, fixed broadband, and voice, as well as equipment sales. The Group Enterprise segment offers mobile, equipment sales, fixed voice and data, managed, cloud computing, cyber security, and IT and professional consulting services. The Group Digital Life segment is involved in the digital marketing, regional OTT video, and advanced analytics and intelligence businesses. The company also operates a venture capital fund that focuses its investments on technologies and solutions; and offers ICT solutions and marketing technology services. In addition, it offers inSing.com that provides hyper-local content, user reviews, and editorials, as well as business or service information; and Trustwave that enables businesses fight cybercrime, protect data, and reduce security risk. The company is headquartered in Singapore.

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