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Head-To-Head Review: Alaska Communications Systems Group (ALSK) vs.

Fusion Telecommunications International …

Alaska Communications Systems Group (NASDAQ: ALSK) and Fusion Telecommunications International (NASDAQ:FSNN) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

41.1% of Alaska Communications Systems Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.5% of Fusion Telecommunications International shares are held by institutional investors.

6.5% of Alaska Communications Systems Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.1% of Fusion Telecommunications International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Alaska Communications Systems Group has a beta of -0.12, meaning that its share price is 112% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fusion Telecommunications International has a beta of 2.3, meaning that its share price is 130% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Alaska Communications Systems Group and Fusion Telecommunications International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets Alaska Communications Systems Group -0.65% -0.01% N/A Fusion Telecommunications International -10.96% -164.53% -11.83%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Alaska Communications Systems Group and Fusion Telecommunications International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio Alaska Communications Systems Group $227.27 million 0.54 $55.16 million ($0.02) -117.94 Fusion Telecommunications International $124.06 million 0.22 $6.03 million ($0.92) -1.33

Alaska Communications Systems Group has higher revenue and earnings than Fusion Telecommunications International. Alaska Communications Systems Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fusion Telecommunications International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Alaska Communications Systems Group and Fusion Telecommunications International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score Alaska Communications Systems Group 0 0 1 0 3.00 Fusion Telecommunications International 0 0 2 0 3.00

Alaska Communications Systems Group currently has a consensus target price of $3.00, indicating a potential upside of 27.12%. Fusion Telecommunications International has a consensus target price of $3.00, indicating a potential upside of 145.90%. Given Fusion Telecommunications International’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Fusion Telecommunications International is more favorable than Alaska Communications Systems Group.

Summary

Alaska Communications Systems Group beats Fusion Telecommunications International on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Alaska Communications Systems Group Company Profile

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