Fusion Telecommunications International (NASDAQ: FSNN) is one of 72 public companies in the “Telephone communication, except radio” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Fusion Telecommunications International to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability and dividends.
Volatility & Risk
Fusion Telecommunications International has a beta of 1.61, suggesting that its share price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fusion Telecommunications International’s peers have a beta of 0.58, suggesting that their average share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Fusion Telecommunications International and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Fusion Telecommunications International||-9.31%||-547.77%||-11.26%|
|Fusion Telecommunications International Competitors||-11.17%||-7.16%||1.74%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Fusion Telecommunications International and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Fusion Telecommunications International||$150.53 million||-$14.01 million||-4.08|
|Fusion Telecommunications International Competitors||$17.66 billion||$2.04 billion||17.91|
Fusion Telecommunications International’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Fusion Telecommunications International. Fusion Telecommunications International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Fusion Telecommunications International and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Fusion Telecommunications International||0||0||2||0||3.00|
|Fusion Telecommunications International Competitors||601||1838||1922||96||2.34|
Fusion Telecommunications International presently has a consensus target price of $5.75, suggesting a potential upside of 92.95%. As a group, “Telephone communication, except radio” companies have a potential upside of 70.80%. Given Fusion Telecommunications International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Fusion Telecommunications International is more favorable than its peers.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
21.7% of Fusion Telecommunications International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.1% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are held by institutional investors. 19.1% of Fusion Telecommunications International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.2% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Fusion Telecommunications International Company Profile
Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides cloud communications, cloud connectivity, cloud infrastructure, cloud computing, and managed cloud-based solutions to small, medium, and large businesses worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Business Services and Carrier Services. The Business Services segment offers cloud voice and unified communications as a service, which enhance communication and collaboration on virtually various devices and places; cloud connectivity services that connect customers to the cloud with managed network solutions; and cloud computing and infrastructure as service solutions that are designed to provide enterprise customers with a platform on which additional cloud services can be layered, as well as SIP trunking solution, which allows a customer to retain and use its existing telephone system. This segment also provides software as a service based solutions, including security and business continuity, as well as offers private and hybrid cloud, storage, backup and recovery, and secure file sharing services. The Carrier Services segment offers voice traffic termination through voice over IP technology. This segment interconnects to approximately 370 carrier customers and vendors; and sells voice services to other communications service providers, including the United States based carriers sending voice traffic to international destinations, and foreign carriers sending voice traffic to the United States and internationally. The company markets and sells its services primarily through distribution partners, direct sales personnel, and sales representatives. Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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