Reviewing Fusion Telecommunications International (FSNN) and TalkTalk Telecom Group (TKTCY)

Fusion Telecommunications International (NASDAQ: FSNN) and TalkTalk Telecom Group (OTCMKTS:TKTCY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Fusion Telecommunications International and TalkTalk Telecom Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fusion Telecommunications International -10.21% -1,176.54% -11.10%
TalkTalk Telecom Group N/A N/A N/A

Risk & Volatility

Fusion Telecommunications International has a beta of 1.61, meaning that its share price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TalkTalk Telecom Group has a beta of 0.5, meaning that its share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Fusion Telecommunications International and TalkTalk Telecom Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fusion Telecommunications International 0 0 2 0 3.00
TalkTalk Telecom Group 1 1 1 0 2.00

Fusion Telecommunications International presently has a consensus target price of $5.75, indicating a potential upside of 10.15%. Given Fusion Telecommunications International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Fusion Telecommunications International is more favorable than TalkTalk Telecom Group.

Dividends

TalkTalk Telecom Group pays an annual dividend of $0.43 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Fusion Telecommunications International does not pay a dividend. TalkTalk Telecom Group pays out 63.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Fusion Telecommunications International and TalkTalk Telecom Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fusion Telecommunications International $150.53 million 0.78 -$14.01 million ($1.09) -4.79
TalkTalk Telecom Group $2.33 billion 1.02 $75.82 million $0.68 18.38

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

Summary

TalkTalk Telecom Group beats Fusion Telecommunications International on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Fusion Telecommunications International Company Profile

Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides cloud communications, cloud connectivity, cloud infrastructure, cloud computing, and managed cloud-based solutions to small, medium, and large businesses worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Business Services and Carrier Services. The Business Services segment offers cloud voice and unified communications as a service, which enhance communication and collaboration on virtually various devices and places; cloud connectivity services that connect customers to the cloud with managed network solutions; and cloud computing and infrastructure as service solutions that are designed to provide enterprise customers with a platform on which additional cloud services can be layered, as well as SIP trunking solution, which allows a customer to retain and use its existing telephone system. This segment also provides software as a service based solutions, including security and business continuity; private and hybrid cloud, storage, backup and recovery, and secure file sharing services; and secure mobile messaging and data integration services and service plans designed to meet specific customer requirements. The Carrier Services segment offers voice traffic termination through voice over IP technology. This segment interconnects to approximately 370 carrier customers and vendors; and sells voice services to other communications service providers, including the United States based carriers sending voice traffic to international destinations, and foreign carriers sending voice traffic to the United States and internationally. The company markets and sells its services primarily through distribution partners, direct sales personnel, and sales representatives. Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

TalkTalk Telecom Group Company Profile

TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC provides fixed line, TV, and mobile telecommunications services. It offers landline, broadband, fiber, TV, and mobile services, including fixed price plans and unlimited broadband usage, as well as HomeSafe, a network-based security and filtering system. The company also provides various business-grade communications products and services, including Internet access, data, voice, and mobile. TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC was founded in 2002 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

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