Sprint (NASDAQ: FSNN) and Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. common stock (NASDAQ:FSNN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

13.1% of Sprint shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.3% of Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. common stock shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Sprint shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.1% of Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. common stock shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Sprint and Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. common stock, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sprint 4 13 3 0 1.95
Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. common stock 0 0 2 0 3.00

Sprint presently has a consensus price target of $5.80, suggesting a potential downside of 8.08%. Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. common stock has a consensus price target of $6.50, suggesting a potential upside of 83.10%. Given Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. common stock’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. common stock is more favorable than Sprint.

Profitability

This table compares Sprint and Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. common stock’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sprint 22.73% 0.51% 0.15%
Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. common stock -13.39% -147.98% -11.95%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sprint and Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. common stock’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sprint $32.41 billion 0.78 $7.39 billion $0.07 90.14
Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. common stock $150.53 million 1.85 -$14.01 million ($1.09) -3.26

Sprint has higher revenue and earnings than Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. common stock. Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. common stock is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sprint, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Sprint has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. common stock has a beta of 1.7, suggesting that its share price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Sprint beats Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. common stock on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sprint Company Profile

Sprint Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides various wireless and wireline communications products and services to consumers, businesses, government subscribers, and resellers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands. It operates in two segments, Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment offers wireless data communication services, including mobile productivity applications, such as Internet access, messaging, and email services; wireless photo and video offerings; location-based capabilities comprising asset and fleet management, dispatch services, and navigation tools; and mobile entertainment applications. It also provides wireless voice communications services that include local and long-distance wireless voice services, as well as voicemail, call waiting, three-way calling, caller identification, and call forwarding services. In addition, this segment offers voice and data services internationally through roaming arrangements; and customized wireless services to large companies and government agencies, as well as sells handsets, tablets, and hotspots. The Wireline segment provides wireline voice and data communications, which comprises domestic and international data communications using various protocols, including multiprotocol label switching technologies, Internet protocol (IP), managed network services, Voice over IP, session initiated protocol, and traditional voice services to other communications companies and targeted business subscribers. Sprint Corporation offers its services under the Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Assurance Wireless brands. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. Sprint Corporation is a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp.

Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. common stock Company Profile

Fusion Connect, Inc. provides integrated cloud solutions to small, medium, and large businesses. Its proprietary service platform enables the integration of solutions in the cloud, including cloud voice and unified communications, contact center, cloud connectivity, and cloud computing, as well as additional cloud services, such as storage and security. The company serves associations, governments, contact centers, and healthcare and legal industries. Fusion Connect, Inc. is based in New York, New York.

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