AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH (APTL) vs. CENT PUERTO S A/S (CEPU) Critical Analysis

AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH (OTCMKTS:APTL) and CENT PUERTO S A/S (NYSE:CEPU) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH and CENT PUERTO S A/S, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH 0 0 0 0 N/A
CENT PUERTO S A/S 0 0 1 0 3.00



CENT PUERTO S A/S has a consensus target price of $20.00, suggesting a potential upside of 135.02%. Given CENT PUERTO S A/S’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CENT PUERTO S A/S is more favorable than AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

6.5% of CENT PUERTO S A/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH pays an annual dividend of $1.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. CENT PUERTO S A/S does not pay a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH and CENT PUERTO S A/S’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CENT PUERTO S A/S $506.42 million 2.54 $621.95 million N/A N/A

CENT PUERTO S A/S has higher revenue and earnings than AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH.

Profitability

This table compares AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH and CENT PUERTO S A/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH N/A N/A N/A
CENT PUERTO S A/S 122.65% 73.02% 39.73%

Volatility and Risk

AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH has a beta of 0.15, indicating that its stock price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CENT PUERTO S A/S has a beta of 0.51, indicating that its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

CENT PUERTO S A/S beats AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH

Alaska Power & Telephone Company, through its subsidiaries, provides regulated electric and telephone services in rural portions of Alaska. It operates through Electric and Telecommunications segments. The Electric segment offers retail and wholesale electric services, including hydroelectric and diesel generation facilities. The Telecommunications segment provides local telephone services. The company also offers broadband, Internet, wireless, long distance, and engineering services. Alaska Power & Telephone Company was founded in 1957 and is based in Port Townsend, Washington.

About CENT PUERTO S A/S

Central Puerto S.A. generates and sells electric power to private and public customers in Argentina. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned and operated five thermal generation plants and one hydroelectric generation plant with an installed capacity of 3,663 MW. It also operates a wind farm Achiras I with an installed capacity of 48 megawatts, as well as produces steam. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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