Contrasting Altice USA (ATUS) and Fusion Telecommunications International (FSNN)
Altice USA (NASDAQ: ATUS) and Fusion Telecommunications International (NASDAQ:FSNN) are both telecommunications services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy and valuation.
This is a summary of current ratings for Altice USA and Fusion Telecommunications International, as reported by MarketBeat.
Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score Altice USA 0 5 7 0 2.58 Fusion Telecommunications International 0 0 2 0 3.00
Altice USA currently has a consensus price target of $36.42, indicating a potential upside of 12.12%. Fusion Telecommunications International has a consensus price target of $3.00, indicating a potential upside of 145.90%. Given Fusion Telecommunications International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Fusion Telecommunications International is more favorable than Altice USA.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Altice USA and Fusion Telecommunications International’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio Altice USA $9.20 billion 2.33 $3.56 billion N/A N/A Fusion Telecommunications International $124.06 million 0.22 $6.03 million ($0.92) -1.33
Altice USA has higher revenue and earnings than Fusion Telecommunications International.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
19.5% of Fusion Telecommunications International shares are owned by institutional investors.
19.1% of Fusion Telecommunications International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
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 Altice USA -3.30% -13.82% -0.84% Fusion Telecommunications International -10.96% -164.53% -11.83%
Altice USA beats Fusion Telecommunications International on 7 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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