Head-To-Head Review: Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo (HCOM) & The Competition

Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo (NASDAQ: HCOM) is one of 41 public companies in the “UTIL-TELEPHONE” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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68.5% of Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.4% of shares of all “UTIL-TELEPHONE” companies are owned by institutional investors. 26.0% of Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.1% of shares of all “UTIL-TELEPHONE” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo’s peers have a beta of 0.59, indicating that their average share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo $368.42 million -$107.24 million -2.88
Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo Competitors $13.90 billion $1.18 billion 3.29

Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo. Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo 0 1 0 0 2.00
Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo Competitors 365 914 944 43 2.29

As a group, “UTIL-TELEPHONE” companies have a potential upside of 172.87%. Given Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo -29.11% -6.64% -2.31%
Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo Competitors -1.63% 4.23% -0.03%

Summary

Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo peers beat Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo

Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc. is a provider of communications services and products in Hawaii. The Company operates through two business segments: Telecommunications and Data Center Colocation. The Telecommunications segment provides local telephone service, including voice and data transport, custom calling features, network access, directory assistance and private lines. In addition, the segment provides Internet, long distance services, television service, Internet protocol (IP)-based network services, customer premises equipment, data solutions, managed services, billing and collection, wireless services and pay telephone services. The Data Center Colocation segment consists of data center services, including colocation and virtual private cloud. As of December 31, 2016, its telecommunications operations served approximately 296,000 voice access lines, 19,000 business Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) lines, 111,000 high-speed Internet lines, and 42,000 video subscribers.

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