CHORUS LTD/S (OTCMKTS:CHRYY) & ATN International (OTCMKTS:ATNI) Critical Analysis

ATN International (NASDAQ:ATNI) and CHORUS LTD/S (OTCMKTS:CHRYY) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Dividends

ATN International pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. CHORUS LTD/S pays an annual dividend of $0.51 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. ATN International pays out 52.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ATN International and CHORUS LTD/S’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ATN International $451.21 million 2.06 $19.82 million $1.29 45.16
CHORUS LTD/S $707.55 million 2.25 $60.74 million N/A N/A

CHORUS LTD/S has higher revenue and earnings than ATN International.

Volatility & Risk

ATN International has a beta of 0.39, indicating that its share price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CHORUS LTD/S has a beta of 0.91, indicating that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for ATN International and CHORUS LTD/S, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ATN International 0 0 2 0 3.00
CHORUS LTD/S 0 1 0 0 2.00

ATN International presently has a consensus target price of $70.00, suggesting a potential upside of 20.15%. Given ATN International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe ATN International is more favorable than CHORUS LTD/S.

Profitability

This table compares ATN International and CHORUS LTD/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ATN International 5.29% 2.92% 2.07%
CHORUS LTD/S N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

63.4% of ATN International shares are held by institutional investors. 4.3% of ATN International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

ATN International beats CHORUS LTD/S on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

ATN International Company Profile

ATN International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides wireless and wireline telecommunications services in North America, India, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. It operates through three segments: U.S. Telecom, International Telecom, and Renewable Energy. The U.S. Telecom segment offers wireless and wireline services; wholesale wireless voice and data roaming services to wireless carriers principally in the Southwest and Midwest the United States; and retail wireless, wireline, and wholesale long-distance voice services to telecommunications carriers. The International Telecom segment provides wireless services, including voice and data services to retail customers in Bermuda, Guyana, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and wireline services, such as voice and data services in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Guyana, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as video services in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This segment also offers wholesale long-distance voice services to other telecommunications carriers. The Renewable Energy segment provides distributed generation solar power to corporate, utility, and municipal customers in India, as well as in Massachusetts, California, and New Jersey. As of December 31, 2018, it operated 12 retail stores in U.S. Telecom segment and 19 retail stores in International Telecom segment. The company was formerly known as Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. and changed its name to ATN International, Inc. in June 2016. ATN International, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts.

CHORUS LTD/S Company Profile

Chorus Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides fixed line communications infrastructure services in New Zealand. It offers phone and broadband services over copper and fiber networks for residential and business customers; and very high speed digital subscriber line broadband services. The company also provides colocation services. Chorus Limited was founded in 2008 and is based in Wellington, New Zealand.

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