ATN International (NASDAQ: ATNI) and Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares ATN International and Shaw Communications’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Shaw Communications has higher revenue and earnings than ATN International. ATN International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Shaw Communications, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for ATN International and Shaw Communications, as reported by MarketBeat.
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ATN International presently has a consensus target price of $63.50, indicating a potential upside of 2.63%. Shaw Communications has a consensus target price of $27.33, indicating a potential upside of 25.50%. Given Shaw Communications’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Shaw Communications is more favorable than ATN International.
ATN International pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Shaw Communications pays an annual dividend of $0.94 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. ATN International pays out -111.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Shaw Communications 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 increased its dividend for 16 consecutive years.
Volatility & Risk
ATN International has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Shaw Communications has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares ATN International and Shaw Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider and Institutional Ownership
58.4% of ATN International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.4% of Shaw Communications shares are held by institutional investors. 32.7% of ATN International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Shaw Communications shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Shaw Communications beats ATN International on 11 of the 16 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 Shaw Communications
Shaw Communications Inc. (Shaw) is a diversified connectivity provider. The Company operates through four divisions: Consumer, Wireless, Business Network Services and Business Infrastructure Services. Under the Consumer division, the Company offers Cable telecommunications and Satellite video services to residential customers. Its Business Network Services division offers data networking, Cable telecommunications, Satellite video and fleet tracking services to businesses and public sector entities. Its Business Infrastructure Services division offers data center colocation, cloud technology and managed information technology (IT) solutions to businesses. The Company offers wireless services for voice and data communications through its Wireless division. Its wireline services offer approximately 120 high definition (HD) channels and over 10,000 on-demand, pay-per-view and subscription movie and television programming titles.
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