Altice USA (NASDAQ: ATUS) and Fusion Telecommunications International (NASDAQ:FSNN) are both telecommunications services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.
This table compares Altice USA and Fusion Telecommunications International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Fusion Telecommunications International||-10.47%||-202.95%||-11.41%|
18.8% of Fusion Telecommunications International shares are held by institutional investors. 19.1% of Fusion Telecommunications International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Altice USA and Fusion Telecommunications International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Altice USA||$9.20 billion||2.44||$3.69 billion||N/A||N/A|
|Fusion Telecommunications International||$131.11 million||0.22||$6.98 million||($0.86)||-1.47|
Altice USA has higher revenue and earnings than Fusion Telecommunications International.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Altice USA and Fusion Telecommunications International, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Fusion Telecommunications International||0||0||2||0||3.00|
Altice USA presently has a consensus target price of $36.42, suggesting a potential upside of 19.75%. Fusion Telecommunications International has a consensus target price of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 138.10%. Given Fusion Telecommunications International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Fusion Telecommunications International is more favorable than Altice USA.
Altice USA beats Fusion Telecommunications International on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Altice USA
Altice USA, Inc. is engaged in providing broadband communications and video services in the United States. The Company’s segments include Cablevision and Cequel. Cablevision provides broadband, pay television and telephony services to residential and business customers in and around the New York metropolitan area. Cequel provides broadband, pay television and telephony services to residential and business customers in the south-central United States. It also provides services through ten states of Texas, West Virginia, Louisiana, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arizona, California, Missouri and Ohio. The Company also provides Wi-Fi hotspot access content and advertising services. Broadband provides services, such as video streaming, content downloading for time-shifted video consumption and other applications delivered over OTT platforms. Pay Television provides services through cable network. Video services delivered over DSL networks.
About Fusion Telecommunications International
Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. is a United States-based provider of integrated cloud solutions, including cloud voice, cloud connectivity, cloud infrastructure, cloud computing, and managed cloud-based applications to businesses, and voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)-based voice services to carriers. The Company operates through two segments: Business Services and Carrier Services. Through Business Services segment, it provides cloud voice, cloud connectivity, cloud infrastructure, cloud computing and managed cloud-based applications to businesses of all sizes. Its suite of business services includes unified communications as a service, session initiation protocol trunking solution and file sharing solution. The Carrier Services segment includes termination of domestic and international carrier traffic utilizing VoIP technology. It offers solutions to small, medium and large businesses. It offers domestic and international VoIP services to carriers around the world.
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