Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides broadband telecommunication and managed information technology services to business, wholesale, and consumer customers in the United States.
Fair value with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Alaska Communications Systems Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: ALSK has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: ALSK matched the US Telecom industry which returned 13.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ALSK underperformed the US Market which returned 19.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Alaska Communications Systems Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Alaska Communications Systems Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: ALSK ($2.05) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($4.2)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ALSK is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ALSK is poor value based on its PE Ratio (27.4x) compared to the Telecom industry average (16.3x).
PE vs Market: ALSK is poor value based on its PE Ratio (27.4x) compared to the US market (18.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate ALSK's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ALSK is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.6x) compared to the US Telecom industry average (1.5x).
How is Alaska Communications Systems Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Telecom industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Alaska Communications Systems Group has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
How has Alaska Communications Systems Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ALSK has a large one-off loss of $4.6M impacting its September 30 2019 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: ALSK's current net profit margins (1.7%) are lower than last year (1.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ALSK has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by -2.8% per year.
Accelerating Growth: ALSK's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: ALSK had negative earnings growth (-9.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Telecom industry average (-19.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: ALSK's Return on Equity (2.3%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Alaska Communications Systems Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ALSK's short term assets ($74.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($52.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: ALSK's short term assets ($74.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($324.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ALSK's debt to equity ratio (102.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: ALSK's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 309.6% to 102.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ALSK's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (29.8%).
Interest Coverage: ALSK's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.8x coverage).
Inventory Level: ALSK has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: ALSK's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.4x debt).
What is Alaska Communications Systems Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate ALSK's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ALSK's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ALSK's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ALSK's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: ALSK is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of ALSK's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Bill Bishop (53yo)
Mr. William H. Bishop, also known as Bill, has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. since October 12, 2019. Mr. Bishop served as Chief Operation ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Bill's total compensation ($USD539.10K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD521.37K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Bill's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
|Chief Financial Officer||4.3yrs||US$522.47k||0.38% $413.9k|
|Chief Ethics Officer||19.1yrs||US$600.66k||1.14% $1.2m|
|Principal Accounting Officer||0.2yrs||no data||no data|
|Manager of Board & Investor Relations||6.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Director of External Affairs & Corporate Communications||10.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Operations & People Matters||4.3yrs||no data||0.11% $114.4k|
|Assistant Corporate Secretary||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: ALSK's management team is considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||11.5yrs||US$110.00k||0.059% $64.2k|
|Independent Director||0.9yrs||no data||0.028% $30.8k|
|Independent Director||1.8yrs||US$69.38k||no data|
|Independent Board Chairman||0.8yrs||US$97.50k||0.0019% $2.1k|
|Independent Director||8.3yrs||US$110.00k||0.25% $273.3k|
Experienced Board: ALSK's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: ALSK insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc.
- Ticker: ALSK
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1998
- Industry: Integrated Telecommunication Services
- Sector: Telecom
- Market Cap: US$108.674m
- Shares outstanding: 53.01m
- Website: https://www.alaskacommunications.com
Number of Employees
- Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc.
- 600 Telephone Avenue
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|ALSK||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Nov 1999|
Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides broadband telecommunication and managed information technology services to business, wholesale, and consumer customers in the United States. Its services include voice and broadband services; and managed IT services comprising remote network monitoring and support service, managed IT security and IT professional services, and long distance services primarily over its own terrestrial network to business and wholesale customers. The company’s business customers comprise enterprises; federal, state, and local governments; and small and medium business. It also provides voice and broadband services to residential customers in residential homes and multi-dwelling units; voice and broadband origination and termination services to inter and intrastate carriers; and access and support services. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales channels. Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1998 and is based in Anchorage, Alaska.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/02/21 00:18|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/20 00:00|
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