AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH (APTL) and Korea Electric Power (KEP) Head to Head Review

AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH (OTCMKTS:APTL) and Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH and Korea Electric Power’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH N/A N/A N/A
Korea Electric Power -2.03% -1.74% -0.67%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.0% of Korea Electric Power shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Korea Electric Power shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH and Korea Electric Power’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Korea Electric Power $55.17 billion 0.25 -$1.20 billion ($0.93) -11.34

AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Korea Electric Power.

Volatility and Risk

AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH has a beta of 0.15, meaning that its stock price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Korea Electric Power has a beta of 0.16, meaning that its stock price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH pays an annual dividend of $1.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Korea Electric Power does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH and Korea Electric Power, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH 0 0 0 0 N/A
Korea Electric Power 0 3 1 0 2.25

Summary

Korea Electric Power beats AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About AK PWR & TEL CO/SH SH

Alaska Power & Telephone Company, through its subsidiaries, provides regulated electric and telephone services in rural portions of Alaska. It operates through Electric and Telecommunications segments. The Electric segment offers retail and wholesale electric services, including hydroelectric and diesel generation facilities. The Telecommunications segment provides local telephone services. The company also offers broadband, Internet, wireless, long distance, and engineering services. Alaska Power & Telephone Company was founded in 1957 and is based in Port Townsend, Washington.

About Korea Electric Power

Korea Electric Power Corporation, an integrated electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Korea and internationally. The company operates through Transmission and Distribution, Electric Power Generation (Nuclear), Electric Power Generation (Non-nuclear), Plant Maintenance & Engineering Service, and Others segments. It generates power from nuclear, coal, oil, liquefied natural gas, internal combustion, combined-cycle, integrated gasification combined cycle, hydro, wind, solar, fuel cell, biogas, and other sources. As of December 31, 2017, the company had a total of 679 generation units, including nuclear, thermal, hydroelectric, and internal combustion units with an installed generation capacity of 82,132 megawatts. Its transmission system consisted of 33,955 circuit kilometers of lines of 765 kilovolts and others, including high-voltage direct current lines, as well as 839 substations with an installed transformer capacity of 311,869 megavolt-amperes; and distribution system included 115,945 megavolt-amperes of transformer capacity and 9,287,199 units of support with a total line length of 483,467 circuit kilometers. The company provides electricity to residential, commercial, educational, industrial, agricultural, street lighting, and overnight power usage. It also offers utility plant maintenance and architectural engineering, information, communication line leasing, resources development, and fly ashes recycling services, as well as sells nuclear fuel. Korea Electric Power Corporation was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Naju, South Korea.

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