Shenandoah Telecommunications (NASDAQ: SHEN) and PCCW (OTCMKTS:PCCWY) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and valuation.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Shenandoah Telecommunications and PCCW, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
46.9% of Shenandoah Telecommunications shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of PCCW shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.8% of Shenandoah Telecommunications shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
Shenandoah Telecommunications has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PCCW has a beta of 0.41, indicating that its stock price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Shenandoah Telecommunications and PCCW’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Shenandoah Telecommunications and PCCW’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Shenandoah Telecommunications||$611.99 million||2.48||$66.39 million||$0.26||117.88|
|PCCW||$4.75 billion||0.95||$288.16 million||N/A||N/A|
PCCW has higher revenue and earnings than Shenandoah Telecommunications.
Shenandoah Telecommunications pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. PCCW pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.5%. Shenandoah Telecommunications 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.
Shenandoah Telecommunications beats PCCW on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Shenandoah Telecommunications
Shenandoah Telecommunications Company, through its subsidiaries, provides regulated and unregulated telecommunications services to customers and other telecommunications providers in central and western Virginia, south-central Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio. It offers integrated voice, video, and data communications services. The company operates in three segments: Wireless, Cable, and Wireline. The Wireless segment provides digital wireless mobile services; and wireless mobility communications network products and services. As of December 31, 2017, it owned 192 cell site towers built on leased land and owned land; and leases space on towers to third party wireless service providers. The Cable segment offers video, Internet, and voice services in Virginia, West Virginia, and western Maryland; and leases fiber optic facilities. The Wireline segment provides regulated and unregulated voice services, DSL Internet access, and long distance access services in Shenandoah County, as well as portions of Rockingham, Frederick, Warren, and Augusta counties in Virginia; video services in portions of Shenandoah County; and leases fiber optic facilities in the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, northern Virginia, and adjacent areas along the Interstate 81 corridor. The company offers its products and services under the Sprint and Shentel brands. Shenandoah Telecommunications Company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Edinburg, Virginia.
PCCW Limited provides telecommunications and related services in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and internationally. The company's services include local telephony, local data and broadband, mobile and international telecommunications, and satellite-based and network-based telecommunications services; and outsourcing, consulting, and contact center services. It also provides technical support, electronics communications engineering, and products and solutions, as well as free television, pay television program, and interactive multimedia services; sells advertising in various telephone directories and on the Internet; publishes directories; and sells mobile handsets and accessories. In addition, the company offers broadcasting and related services, management and engineering support services, customer relationship management and customer contact management solutions, content for various media, and outsourced call center and data center services; and over-the-top video services under the Viu brand, as well as sells customer premises equipment and related solutions. Further, it engages in the sale, distribution, and marketing of telecommunication products; supply of broadband Internet access solutions and Web services; provision of data services, and; software development, systems integration, consulting, and informatization activities; the provision of computer and IP/IT related value-added services to business customers; logistics, printing, business process, and ICT solutions; property investment, development, management, and leasing activities; and ski operations. Additionally, the company offers Internet portal digital media entertainment platform; technical consultancy services; multi-platform digital music services; and infrastructure construction, application, and specific business process outsourcing services, as well as cloud computing solutions. PCCW Limited was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.
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