Analysis of Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ:CNSL) and Frontier Communications Parent (NASDAQ:FYBR)
Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ:CNSL – Get Rating) and Frontier Communications Parent (NASDAQ:FYBR – Get Rating) are both utility companies, but which company is the best performer? We’ll compare the two companies based on earnings strength, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.
Valuation and benefits
This chart compares revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Consolidated Communications and Frontier Communications Parent.
|Gross revenue||Price/sales ratio||Net revenue||Earnings per share||Price/earnings ratio|
|Consolidated Communications||$1.28 billion||0.64||-$107.08 million||($1.76)||-4.03|
|Frontier Communications Parent||$6.41 billion||0.96||$4.96 billion||N / A||N / A|
Frontier Communications Parent has higher revenue and profit than Consolidated Communications.
This is a breakdown of the current ratings and recommendations for Consolidated Communications and Frontier Communications Parent, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sales Ratings||Hold odds||Buy reviews||Strong buy odds||Rating|
|Frontier Communications Parent||0||1||8||1||3.00|
Consolidated Communications currently has a consensus target price of $5.50, indicating a potential downside of 22.54%. Frontier Communications Parent has a consensus target price of $37.50, indicating a potential upside of 49.70%. Given Frontier Communications Parent’s stronger consensus rating and higher likely upside potential, analysts clearly believe Frontier Communications Parent is more favorable than Consolidated Communications.
Volatility and risk
Consolidated Communications has a beta of 0.96, indicating its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Frontier Communications Parent has a beta of 0.8, indicating its stock price is 20 % less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Consolidated Communications and Frontier Communications Parent.
|Net margins||Return on equity||return on assets|
|Frontier Communications Parent||80.23%||110.77%||31.13%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
93.9% of Consolidated Communications shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 93.5% of Frontier Communications Parent’s shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Consolidated Communications shares are held by insiders of the company. By comparison, 0.2% of Frontier Communications Parent’s stock is held by insiders of the company. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large money managers, and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Frontier Communications Parent beats Consolidated Communications on 10 out of 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Consolidated Communications Company Profile (Get a rating)
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides broadband and enterprise communications solutions for consumer, commercial and carrier channels in the United States. It offers high-speed broadband Internet access and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone services; commercial data connectivity services in various markets, including Ethernet services, private line data services, software-defined wide area network and multi-protocol label switching services; networking services; cloud-based services; data centers and disaster recovery solutions; and wholesale services to regional and national interconnects, and wireless carriers including cellular backhaul and other fiber transport solutions. The company also provides voice services, such as local and long distance telephone services; and sells professional equipment, as well as offers related hardware and maintenance, video and other miscellaneous services. Additionally, it offers video services, which consist of high-definition television, digital video recorders (DVRs), and/or a whole-home DVR; and on-demand TV streaming services that offer endless entertainment options. In addition, the Company provides network access services which include interstate and intrastate dial-up access, special network access and end-user access; and telephone directory publishing, video advertising, billing and support, and other miscellaneous services. Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Mattoon, Illinois.
Frontier Communications Parent Company Profile (Get a rating)
Frontier Communications Parent, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides communications services to consumers and businesses in 25 states of the United States. It offers data and Internet, voice, video and other services. The company was formerly known as Frontier Communications Corporation and changed its name to Frontier Communications Parent, Inc. in April 2021. Frontier Communications Parent, Inc. was incorporated in 1935 and is based in Norwalk, Connecticut.
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