Comparing Internet Gold Golden Lines (NASDAQ:IGLD) and Windstream (NASDAQ:WINMQ)

Internet Gold Golden Lines (NASDAQ:IGLD) and Windstream (OTCMKTS:WINMQ) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Internet Gold Golden Lines has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Windstream has a beta of 0.7, indicating that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.1% of Windstream shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Internet Gold Golden Lines shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Windstream shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Internet Gold Golden Lines and Windstream’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Internet Gold Golden Lines -8.07% -56.13% -3.47%
Windstream -52.19% N/A -6.78%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Internet Gold Golden Lines and Windstream, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Internet Gold Golden Lines 0 0 0 0 N/A
Windstream 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Internet Gold Golden Lines and Windstream’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Internet Gold Golden Lines $2.49 billion N/A -$191.00 million N/A N/A
Windstream $5.71 billion 0.00 -$723.00 million ($21.40) -0.01

Internet Gold Golden Lines has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Windstream.

Internet Gold Golden Lines Company Profile

Internet Gold – Golden Lines Ltd. provides various telecommunications services in Israel. The company offers domestic fixed-line, cellular, and international communication services; Internet services; and multi-channel television, television and radio broadcasting, satellite broadcasting, and customer call center services. It also engages in the development and maintenance of communication infrastructure, as well as provision of communication services to other communications providers; online shopping and classified ads; and engages in the supply and maintenance of equipment on customer premises. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Ramat Gan, Israel. Internet Gold – Golden Lines Ltd. is a subsidiary of Eurocom Communications Ltd.

Windstream Company Profile

Windstream Holdings, Inc. provides network communications and technology solutions in the United States. Its Consumer & Small Business segment offers services, including traditional local and long-distance voice services, and high-speed Internet services; and value-added services, such as security and online back-up. It also offers consumer video services; premium broadband and video entertainment services under the Kinetic brand; voice and Web conferencing products; and advanced hosted-voice, network management, and business continuity services, as well as owns and operates cable television franchises. This segment serves approximately 1.4 million residential and small business customers. The company's Enterprise segment offers integrated voice and data services, which deliver voice and broadband services over a single Internet connection, data transport services, and multi-site networking services; and other data services comprising cloud computing, and collocation and managed services as an alternative to traditional information technology infrastructure. Its Wholesale segment provides network bandwidth to other telecommunications carriers, network operators, and content providers; fiber-to-the-tower connections to support the wireless backhaul market; voice and data carrier services to other communications providers and large scale purchasers; and special access services and time division multiplexing private line transport. The company's Consumer CLEC segment offers traditional voice and long-distance services, nationwide Internet access services, and dial-up and high-speed, as well as online backup and various email services. Windstream Holdings, Inc. also leases and sells broadband modems and home networking gateways; and sells computers and phones. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Little Rock, Arkansas. On February 25, 2019, Windstream Holdings, Inc. along with its 202 affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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