Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ:CNSL – Get Rating) and Frontier Communications Parent (NASDAQ:FYBR – Get Rating) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Consolidated Communications and Frontier Communications Parent’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Consolidated Communications||$1.28 billion||0.64||-$107.08 million||($1.76)||-4.03|
|Frontier Communications Parent||$6.41 billion||0.96||$4.96 billion||N/A||N/A|
Frontier Communications Parent has higher revenue and earnings than Consolidated Communications.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Consolidated Communications and Frontier Communications Parent, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Frontier Communications Parent||0||1||8||1||3.00|
Consolidated Communications currently has a consensus target price of $5.50, indicating a potential downside of 22.54%. Frontier Communications Parent has a consensus target price of $37.50, indicating a potential upside of 49.70%. Given Frontier Communications Parent’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Frontier Communications Parent is more favorable than Consolidated Communications.
Volatility and Risk
Consolidated Communications has a beta of 0.96, indicating that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Frontier Communications Parent has a beta of 0.8, indicating that its stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Consolidated Communications and Frontier Communications Parent’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Frontier Communications Parent||80.23%||110.77%||31.13%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
93.9% of Consolidated Communications shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.5% of Frontier Communications Parent shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Consolidated Communications shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Frontier Communications Parent shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Frontier Communications Parent beats Consolidated Communications on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Consolidated Communications Company Profile (Get Rating)
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides broadband and business communication solutions for consumer, commercial, and carrier channels in the United States. It offers high-speed broadband Internet access and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) phone services; commercial data connectivity services in various markets, including Ethernet services, private line data services, software defined wide area network, and multi-protocol label switching services; networking services; cloud-based services; data center and disaster recovery solutions; and wholesale services to regional and national interexchange, and wireless carriers comprising cellular backhaul and other fiber transport solutions. The company also provides voice services, such as local phone and long-distance services; and sells business equipment, as well as offers related hardware and maintenance support, video, and other miscellaneous services. In addition, it offers video services, which consist of high-definition television, digital video recorders (DVR), and/or a whole home DVR; and on-demand streaming TV services that provide endless entertainment options. Further, the company provides network access services that include interstate and intrastate switched access, network special access, and end user access; and telephone directory publishing, video advertising, billing and support, and other miscellaneous services. Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Mattoon, Illinois.
Frontier Communications Parent Company Profile (Get Rating)
Frontier Communications Parent, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides communications services for consumer and business customers in 25 states in the United States. It offers data and Internet, voice, video, and other services. The company was formerly known as Frontier Communications Corporation and changed its name to Frontier Communications Parent, Inc. in April 2021. Frontier Communications Parent, Inc. was incorporated in 1935 and is based in Norwalk, Connecticut.
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