ATN International (NASDAQ: ATNI) and KT Corporation (NYSE:KT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Dividends

ATN International pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. KT Corporation does not pay a dividend. ATN International pays out 100.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. ATN International has raised its dividend for 15 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

ATN International has a beta of 0.68, indicating that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KT Corporation has a beta of 0.47, indicating that its stock price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

59.2% of ATN International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.1% of KT Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 32.7% of ATN International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of KT Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for ATN International and KT Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ATN International 0 1 1 0 2.50
KT Corporation 0 0 1 0 3.00

ATN International presently has a consensus target price of $57.00, suggesting a potential upside of 12.54%. Given ATN International’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe ATN International is more favorable than KT Corporation.

Profitability

This table compares ATN International and KT Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ATN International 4.29% 2.74% 1.87%
KT Corporation 3.06% 6.55% 2.76%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ATN International and KT Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ATN International $518.69 million 1.58 $159.87 million $1.36 37.24
KT Corporation $20.88 billion 0.35 $4.11 billion N/A N/A

KT Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than ATN International.

Summary

ATN International beats KT Corporation on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ATN International

ATN International, Inc. (ATN), formerly Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc., is a holding company. The Company’s segments include U.S. Telecom, International Telecom and Renewable Energy. In the United States, it provides wholesale wireless voice and data roaming services in rural markets to national, regional, local and selected international wireless carriers. Its wholesale networks are located principally in the western United States. It provides wireless voice and data service to retail and business customers in Bermuda under the One name, in Guyana under the GTT name and in the United States Virgin Islands under the Innovative and Choice brand names. The Company offers voice services that include local exchange, regional and long distance calling and voice messaging services in Bermuda, Guyana, the United States Virgin Islands, and in other smaller markets in the Caribbean and the United States. It offers services, which include Wireless, Wireline and Renewable Energy.

About KT Corporation

KT Corporation is a telecommunications service provider. The Company’s segments include the Customer/Marketing Group, the Finance Business Group and the Others Group. The Customer/Marketing Group segment is engaged in providing various telecommunication services to individual/home/corporate customers and the convergence business. The Finance Business Group segment is engaged in providing various financial services, such as credit card. The Others Group segment includes security services, satellite service, information technology and network services, and satellite television services, as well as global business services, which provide global network services to multinational or domestic corporate customers and telecommunications companies. The Company’s principal services include mobile voice and data telecommunications services; fixed-line services; credit card processing and other financial services, and various other services.

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