Financial Survey: AXTEL/BRSH MXN (AXTLF) and Verizon Communications (VZ)

AXTEL/BRSH MXN (OTCMKTS:AXTLF) and Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Dividends

Verizon Communications pays an annual dividend of $2.41 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. AXTEL/BRSH MXN does not pay a dividend. Verizon Communications pays out 51.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Verizon Communications has raised its dividend for 12 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares AXTEL/BRSH MXN and Verizon Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AXTEL/BRSH MXN N/A N/A N/A
Verizon Communications 11.87% 35.96% 7.36%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

65.9% of Verizon Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Verizon Communications shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

AXTEL/BRSH MXN has a beta of -0.2, indicating that its share price is 120% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Verizon Communications has a beta of 0.5, indicating that its share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for AXTEL/BRSH MXN and Verizon Communications, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AXTEL/BRSH MXN 0 0 0 0 N/A
Verizon Communications 0 8 8 0 2.50

Verizon Communications has a consensus target price of $55.38, suggesting a potential downside of 5.16%.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares AXTEL/BRSH MXN and Verizon Communications’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AXTEL/BRSH MXN N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Verizon Communications $130.86 billion 1.84 $15.53 billion $4.71 12.40

Verizon Communications has higher revenue and earnings than AXTEL/BRSH MXN.

Summary

Verizon Communications beats AXTEL/BRSH MXN on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

AXTEL/BRSH MXN Company Profile

Axtel, S.A.B. de C.V., an information and communications technology (ICT) company, offers ICT solutions for corporate, government, small businesses, and residential customers in Mexico. It engages in installing, operating and/or exploiting a public telecommunications network for the provision of services, such as conducting voice signals, sounds, data, Internet, texts and images, IT, and local, as well as domestic and international long-distance telephone and restricted television services. The company also offers data transmission services, Internet, virtual private networks, private lines, dedicated Internet, and Ethernet services; and information technology services, such as system integration, data centers, security and cloud, and other services. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in San Pedro Garza García, Mexico. Axtel, S.A.B. de C.V. operates as a subsidiary of Alfa, S. A. B. de C. V.

Verizon Communications Company Profile

Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers communications, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. The company's Wireless segment provides wireless voice and data services; Internet access on various notebook computers and tablets; international travel wireless services; and network access services to deliver various Internet of Things products and services, as well as offers digital advertising and digital media services platforms. This segment also provides wireless devices, including smartphones and basic phones, wearables, and tablets and other Internet access devices. As of December 31, 2018, it had 118.0 million retail connections. Its Wireline segment offers traditional circuit-based network products and services; networking solutions, comprising private Internet protocol (IP), Ethernet, and software-defined wide area network, as well as cyber security services; local exchange, regional, long distance, and toll-free calling services; voice messaging and conferencing services; and workforce productivity and customer contact center solutions, as well as residential fixed connectivity solutions, including Internet, TV, and voice services under the Fios brand name. This segment also provides premises equipment, as well as installation, maintenance, and site services; data, voice, local dial tone, and broadband services primarily to local, long distance, and wireless carriers; voice and networking products, Fios services, IP networking, voice solutions, security, and managed information technology services for small and medium businesses, state and local governments, and educational institutions; and security and managed network services. The company was formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. Verizon Communications Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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