Shenandoah Telecommunications (NASDAQ:SHEN) and AXTEL/BRSH MXN (OTCMKTS:AXTLF) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.
Shenandoah Telecommunications pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. AXTEL/BRSH MXN does not pay a dividend. Shenandoah Telecommunications pays out 31.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Shenandoah Telecommunications and AXTEL/BRSH MXN’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Shenandoah Telecommunications||$630.85 million||2.98||$46.60 million||$0.93||40.51|
Shenandoah Telecommunications has higher revenue and earnings than AXTEL/BRSH MXN.
This table compares Shenandoah Telecommunications and AXTEL/BRSH MXN’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Shenandoah Telecommunications and AXTEL/BRSH MXN, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Shenandoah Telecommunications currently has a consensus price target of $48.33, indicating a potential upside of 28.48%. Given Shenandoah Telecommunications’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Shenandoah Telecommunications is more favorable than AXTEL/BRSH MXN.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
48.5% of Shenandoah Telecommunications shares are held by institutional investors. 4.7% of Shenandoah Telecommunications shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility & Risk
Shenandoah Telecommunications has a beta of 0.39, meaning that its stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AXTEL/BRSH MXN has a beta of -0.24, meaning that its stock price is 124% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Shenandoah Telecommunications beats AXTEL/BRSH MXN on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Shenandoah Telecommunications
Shenandoah Telecommunications Company, through its subsidiaries, primarily provides wireless, cable, and wireline telecommunications services to customers and other telecommunications providers. The company operates in three segments: Wireless, Cable, and Wireline. The Wireless segment provides digital wireless mobile services; and wireless mobility communications network products and services. It owns 208 cell site towers built on leased land and owned land; and leases space on towers to affiliated and non-affiliated third party wireless service providers. This segment provides its services in central and western Virginia, south-central Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio. The Cable segment offers video, broadband, and voice services in Virginia, West Virginia, and western Maryland; and leases fiber optic facilities. The Wireline segment provides regulated and unregulated voice services, Internet broadband, and long distance access services, as well as leases fiber optic facilities throughout portions of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Shenandoah Telecommunications Company also maintains an interstate fiber optic network; and offers unregulated communications equipment sales and services. The company provides its products and services under the Sprint and Shentel brands. Shenandoah Telecommunications Company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Edinburg, Virginia.
About AXTEL/BRSH MXN
Axtel, S.A.B. de C.V., an information and communications technology (ICT) company, offers ICT solutions for corporate, government, small businesses, and residential customers in Mexico. It engages in installing, operating and/or exploiting a public telecommunications network for the provision of services, such as conducting voice signals, sounds, data, Internet, texts and images, IT, and local, as well as domestic and international long-distance telephone and restricted television services. The company also offers data transmission services, Internet, virtual private networks, private lines, dedicated Internet, and Ethernet services; and information technology services, such as system integration, data centers, security and cloud, and other services. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in San Pedro Garza García, Mexico. Axtel, S.A.B. de C.V. operates as a subsidiary of Alfa, S. A. B. de C. V.
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