NasdaqGS:ALSK

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Alaska Communications Systems Group

Executive Summary

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.

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Fundamentals

Fair value with moderate growth potential.

Risks

  • Alaska Communications Systems Group is not covered by any analysts.

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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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-0.6%

NasdaqGS:ALSK

-0.5%

US Telecom

0.8%

US Market


1 Year Return

5.4%

NasdaqGS:ALSK

7.0%

US Telecom

1.9%

US Market

ALSK underperformed the Telecom industry which returned 6.9% over the past year.

ALSK outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 2.1% over the past year.


Share holder returns

ALSKIndustryMarket
7 Day-0.6%-0.5%0.8%
30 Day0.6%5.8%3.4%
90 Day4.2%8.9%2.1%
1 Year5.4%5.4%12.6%7.0%4.2%1.9%
3 Year4.8%4.8%17.6%0.6%46.7%37.2%
5 Year9.4%9.4%34.6%3.7%62.3%44.5%

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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Valuation

Is Alaska Communications Systems Group undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

>50%

Discount to future cash flow value


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Alaska Communications Systems Group's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).

Alaska Communications Systems Group's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a substantial discount (> 40%).


Price Based on Earnings

Alaska Communications Systems Group is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Telecom industry average.

Alaska Communications Systems Group is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Alaska Communications Systems Group, we can't assess if its growth is good value.


Price Based on Value of Assets

Alaska Communications Systems Group is good value based on assets compared to the US Telecom industry average.


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Future Growth

How is Alaska Communications Systems Group expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

33.5%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

Unable to determine if Alaska Communications Systems Group is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.

Alaska Communications Systems Group's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.

Unable to compare Alaska Communications Systems Group's revenue growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.

Alaska Communications Systems Group's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.

Alaska Communications Systems Group's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

Unable to establish if Alaska Communications Systems Group will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.


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Past Performance

How has Alaska Communications Systems Group performed over the past 5 years?

-60.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Alaska Communications Systems Group's year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years and the most recent earnings are below average.

Alaska Communications Systems Group's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (30.3% vs -60.4%)

Alaska Communications Systems Group's earnings growth has exceeded the US Telecom industry average in the past year (30.3% vs -18%).


Return on Equity

Alaska Communications Systems Group has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).


Return on Assets

Alaska Communications Systems Group used its assets less efficiently than the US Telecom industry average last year based on Return on Assets.


Return on Capital Employed

Alaska Communications Systems Group's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).


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Financial Health

How is Alaska Communications Systems Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Alaska Communications Systems Group is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

Alaska Communications Systems Group's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Alaska Communications Systems Group's level of debt (103.2%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).

The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (319.8% vs 103.2% today).

Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (35.5%, greater than 20% of total debt).

Interest payments on debt are not well covered by earnings (EBIT is 1.6x annual interest expense, ideally 3x coverage).


Balance Sheet

High level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.4x debt.


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Dividend

What is Alaska Communications Systems Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Unable to evaluate Alaska Communications Systems Group's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to evaluate Alaska Communications Systems Group's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Alaska Communications Systems Group has not reported any payouts.

Unable to verify if Alaska Communications Systems Group's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Alaska Communications Systems Group has not reported any payouts.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.


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Management

What is the CEO of Alaska Communications Systems Group's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

4.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Bill Bishop (53yo)

0.2yrs

Tenure

US$539,103

Compensation

Mr. William H. Bishop, also known as Bill, has been Chief Operations Officer and Senior Vice President at Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. since April 9, 2019. Mr. Bishop served as Senior Vice Pre ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Bill's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in United States of America.

Bill's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.


Management Age and Tenure

4.8yrs

Average Tenure

56yo

Average Age

The tenure for the Alaska Communications Systems Group management team is about average.


Board Age and Tenure

1.3yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the Alaska Communications Systems Group board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.


Insider Trading

More shares have been bought than sold by Alaska Communications Systems Group individual insiders in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUS$202,85212 Sep 19
Karen Singer
EntityIndividual
Shares121,468
Max PriceUS$1.67
BuyUS$911,44104 Sep 19
Karen Singer
EntityIndividual
Shares545,773
Max PriceUS$1.67
BuyUS$188,10030 Apr 19
Karen Singer
EntityIndividual
Shares110,000
Max PriceUS$1.71
BuyUS$5,20005 Feb 19
William Bishop
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
Interim CEO & COO
Shares3,852
Max PriceUS$1.50

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Leonard Steinberg (65yo)

    Chief Ethics Officer

    • Tenure: 18.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$600.66k
  • Laurie Butcher (56yo)

    Senior Vice President of Finance

    • Tenure: 3.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$522.47k
  • Heather Cavanaugh

    Director of External Affairs & Corporate Communications

    • Tenure: 10.3yrs
  • Bill Bishop (53yo)

    Interim CEO & COO

    • Tenure: 0.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$539.10k
  • Lars Danner

    Assistant Corporate Secretary

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Diedre Williams

    Vice President of Human Resources

    • Tenure: 3.9yrs
  • Tiffany Smith

    Manager of Board & Investor Relations

    • Tenure: 5.7yrs

Board Members

  • Peter Ley (59yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 11.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$110.00k
  • Pete Aquino (58yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 0.5yrs
  • Wayne Barr (55yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 1.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$69.38k
  • Dave Karp (52yo)

    Independent Board Chairman

    • Tenure: 0.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$97.50k
  • Brian Ross (61yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 7.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$110.00k

Company Information

Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc.
  • Ticker: ALSK
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1998
  • Industry: Integrated Telecommunication Services
  • Sector: Telecom
  • Market Cap: US$93.681m
  • Shares outstanding: 53.53m
  • Website: https://www.alaskacommunications.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc.
  • 600 Telephone Avenue
  • Anchorage
  • Alaska
  • 99503
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ALSKNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDNov 1999

Biography

Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides broadband telecommunication and managed information technology services to business, wholesale, and consumer customers in the U ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/09/17 23:31
End of Day Share Price2019/09/17 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.