Reviewing Alaska Communications Systems Group (ALSK) & PLDT (PHI)

PLDT (NYSE:PHI) and Alaska Communications Systems Group (NASDAQ:ALSK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

PLDT has a beta of 0.57, suggesting that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alaska Communications Systems Group has a beta of 0.41, suggesting that its stock price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for PLDT and Alaska Communications Systems Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
PLDT63101.50
Alaska Communications Systems Group00103.00

Dividends

PLDT pays an annual dividend of $0.89 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Alaska Communications Systems Group does not pay a dividend. PLDT pays out 35.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares PLDT and Alaska Communications Systems Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
PLDT$3.17 billion1.73$264.74 million$2.5310.05
Alaska Communications Systems Group$226.90 million0.45-$6.10 million($0.09)-21.33

PLDT has higher revenue and earnings than Alaska Communications Systems Gro....

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