Head to Head Analysis: Bandwidth (BAND) and ATN International (ATNI)

ATN International (NASDAQ: ATNI) and Bandwidth (NASDAQ:BAND) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for ATN International and Bandwidth, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ATN International 0 1 1 0 2.50
Bandwidth 0 0 5 0 3.00

ATN International currently has a consensus price target of $63.50, suggesting a potential upside of 18.07%. Bandwidth has a consensus price target of $29.80, suggesting a potential upside of 49.90%. Given Bandwidth’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Bandwidth is more favorable than ATN International.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

58.3% of ATN International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.6% of Bandwidth shares are owned by institutional investors. 32.7% of ATN International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

ATN International pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Bandwidth does not pay a dividend. ATN International pays out -111.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares ATN International and Bandwidth’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ATN International -1.93% 3.34% 2.26%
Bandwidth N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ATN International and Bandwidth’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ATN International $457.00 million 1.89 $12.10 million ($0.61) -88.16
Bandwidth $152.13 million 2.30 $22.35 million $0.82 24.24

Bandwidth has lower revenue, but higher earnings than ATN International. ATN International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Bandwidth, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Bandwidth beats ATN International on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

ATN International Company Profile

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.

Bandwidth Company Profile

Bandwidth Inc., formerly Bandwidth.com, Inc., is a cloud-based communications platform-as-a-service provider (CPaaS) that enables enterprises to create, scale and operate voice or text communications services across any mobile application or connected device or enterprises. The Company has two operating and reportable segments, CPaaS and Other. The Company’s solutions include a broad range of software APIs for voice and text functionality and IP voice network. The Company’s sophisticated and easy-to-use software APIs allow enterprises to enhance their products and services by incorporating advanced voice and text capabilities. The Company offers advanced monitoring, reporting and analytics, superior customer service, dedicated operating teams, and personalized support.

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