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Alaska Communications Systems Group

Nasdaq:ALSK
Snowflake Description

Undervalued with moderate growth potential.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
ALSK
Nasdaq
$103M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Telecom
Company description

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. The last earnings update was 73 days ago. More info.


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ALSK Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
4.9%
NasdaqGS:ALSK
-2.3%
US Telecom
-1.2%
US Market
1 Year Returns
14.4%
NasdaqGS:ALSK
6.3%
US Telecom
3.3%
US Market
ALSK Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Alaska Communications Systems Group (ALSK) 4.9% 12.4% 10.4% 14.4% 15.8% 11%
US Telecom -2.3% -0.3% 0.6% 6.3% -15% -6.5%
US Market -1.2% 0.8% 0.9% 3.3% 35.9% 41.7%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • ALSK outperformed the Telecom industry which returned 6.3% over the past year.
  • ALSK outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 3.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility
ALSK
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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ALSK Value

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

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Alaska Communications Systems Group to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Alaska Communications Systems Group.

NasdaqGS:ALSK Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Extrapolated from most recent financials. See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 8.9%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NasdaqGS:ALSK
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Telecom Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.35
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.349 (1 + (1- 21%) (252.06%))
1.03
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.03
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.03 * 5.96%)
8.87%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NasdaqGS:ALSK using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Alaska Communications Systems Group is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NasdaqGS:ALSK DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 8.87%)
2020 41.33 Est @ 96.38% 37.96
2021 69.55 Est @ 68.29% 58.68
2022 103.36 Est @ 48.62% 80.11
2023 139.39 Est @ 34.85% 99.23
2024 174.54 Est @ 25.22% 114.13
2025 206.78 Est @ 18.47% 124.20
2026 235.20 Est @ 13.75% 129.77
2027 259.77 Est @ 10.44% 131.65
2028 280.88 Est @ 8.13% 130.75
2029 299.17 Est @ 6.51% 127.92
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $1,034.40
NasdaqGS:ALSK DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2029 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $299.17 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (8.87% – 2.73%)
$5,007.68
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $5,007.68 ÷ (1 + 8.87%)10
$2,141.23
NasdaqGS:ALSK Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $1,034.40 + $2,141.23
$3,175.63
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $3,175.63 / 53.78
$59.04
NasdaqGS:ALSK Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $59.04
Current discount Discount to share price of $1.91
= -1 x ($1.91 - $59.04) / $59.04
96.8%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Alaska Communications Systems Group is available for.
Intrinsic value
>50%
Share price is $1.91 vs Future cash flow value of $59.04
Current Discount Checks
For Alaska Communications Systems Group to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • 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 RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Alaska Communications Systems Group's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Alaska Communications Systems Group's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:ALSK PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $0.14
NasdaqGS:ALSK Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-07-22) in USD $1.91
United States of America Telecom Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 17 Publicly-Listed Telecom Companies 14.62x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,082 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.86x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Alaska Communications Systems Group.

NasdaqGS:ALSK PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:ALSK Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 1.91 ÷ 0.14

14.11x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Alaska Communications Systems Group is good value based on earnings compared to the US Telecom industry average.
  • Alaska Communications Systems Group is good value based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Alaska Communications Systems Group's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:ALSK PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 14.11x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
26.6%per year
United States of America Telecom Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 8 Publicly-Listed Telecom Companies 1.1x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,119 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.57x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • 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
What value do investors place on Alaska Communications Systems Group's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:ALSK PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $3.16
NasdaqGS:ALSK Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-07-22) in USD $1.91
United States of America Telecom Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 30 Publicly-Listed Telecom Companies 1.46x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,248 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.79x
NasdaqGS:ALSK PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:ALSK Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 1.91 ÷ 3.16

0.61x

* Primary Listing of Alaska Communications Systems Group.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Alaska Communications Systems Group is good value based on assets compared to the US Telecom industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Alaska Communications Systems Group's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Telecom industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Telecom industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Alaska Communications Systems Group has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ALSK Future Performance

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

  • No analysts cover Alaska Communications Systems Group, future earnings growth has been estimated based on fundamentals.
The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
26.6%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Alaska Communications Systems Group expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Alaska Communications Systems Group's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Alaska Communications Systems Group's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
  • Unable to compare Alaska Communications Systems Group's revenue growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:ALSK Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqGS:ALSK Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts 26.6%
United States of America Telecom Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 9.1%
United States of America Telecom Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 0.5%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.4%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:ALSK Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGS:ALSK Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
NasdaqGS:ALSK Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-03-31 233 58 7
2018-12-31 232 56 9
2018-09-30 229 52 4
2018-06-30 227 36 3
2018-03-31 226 39 -3
2017-12-31 227 30 -6
2017-09-30 230 35 -2
2017-06-30 230 35 -1
2017-03-31 227 32 2
2016-12-31 227 37 2
2016-09-30 226 35 1
2016-06-30 224 40 2

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Alaska Communications Systems Group's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Unable to determine if Alaska Communications Systems Group is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:ALSK Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Alaska Communications Systems Group Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:ALSK Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
NasdaqGS:ALSK Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-03-31 0.14
2018-12-31 0.17
2018-09-30 0.08
2018-06-30 0.06
2018-03-31 -0.06
2017-12-31 -0.12
2017-09-30 -0.03
2017-06-30 -0.03
2017-03-31 0.03
2016-12-31 0.05
2016-09-30 0.02
2016-06-30 0.04

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • 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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Future performance checks
We assess Alaska Communications Systems Group's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Alaska Communications Systems Group has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ALSK Past Performance

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

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Alaska Communications Systems Group's growth in the last year to its industry (Telecom).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • 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 has become profitable in the last year making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to the 5-year average.
  • Alaska Communications Systems Group has become profitable in the last year making it difficult to compare the US Telecom industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Alaska Communications Systems Group's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Alaska Communications Systems Group Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:ALSK Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-03-31 233.41 7.21 67.29
2018-12-31 232.47 9.08 66.65
2018-09-30 228.71 4.41 63.68
2018-06-30 227.19 2.92 63.91
2018-03-31 226.15 -3.32 64.69
2017-12-31 226.91 -6.10 66.61
2017-09-30 229.76 -1.53 69.50
2017-06-30 229.54 -1.49 70.51
2017-03-31 227.27 1.62 70.81
2016-12-31 226.87 2.39 70.21
2016-09-30 225.70 1.10 69.76
2016-06-30 223.96 1.98 70.94
2016-03-31 223.36 -3.18 73.37
2015-12-31 232.82 12.95 80.01
2015-09-30 253.70 7.26 98.54
2015-06-30 277.43 7.90 104.27
2015-03-31 302.32 13.82 109.57
2014-12-31 314.86 -2.78 98.00
2014-09-30 313.62 -2.11 102.24
2014-06-30 319.00 118.01 106.50
2014-03-31 336.20 154.62 108.83
2013-12-31 348.92 158.47 111.03
2013-09-30 367.66 171.98 110.66
2013-06-30 380.57 58.23 106.82
2013-03-31 372.83 19.75 108.62
2012-12-31 367.71 17.41 107.32
2012-09-30 360.18 10.83 103.95

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Alaska Communications Systems Group has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Alaska Communications Systems Group used its assets less efficiently than the US Telecom industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Alaska Communications Systems Group has significantly improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Alaska Communications Systems Group's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Telecom industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Alaska Communications Systems Group has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ALSK Health

 How is Alaska Communications Systems Group's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Alaska Communications Systems Group's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • 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.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Alaska Communications Systems Group's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.4x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Alaska Communications Systems Group Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

NasdaqGS:ALSK Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-03-31 170.07 175.02 22.98
2018-12-31 169.75 170.31 13.49
2018-09-30 168.04 171.85 17.43
2018-06-30 165.65 180.17 10.39
2018-03-31 161.70 184.54 5.23
2017-12-31 154.51 185.99 4.35
2017-09-30 156.24 187.67 11.22
2017-06-30 155.48 187.67 12.98
2017-03-31 158.38 268.63 11.98
2016-12-31 158.88 179.60 21.23
2016-09-30 156.54 179.65 21.88
2016-06-30 155.46 179.50 22.25
2016-03-31 154.21 184.87 27.97
2015-12-31 153.86 194.19 36.00
2015-09-30 153.25 194.15 42.10
2015-06-30 151.14 198.38 36.83
2015-03-31 153.62 193.69 57.83
2014-12-31 135.13 429.50 31.71
2014-09-30 141.05 436.53 28.85
2014-06-30 137.92 441.28 27.66
2014-03-31 133.62 446.40 31.92
2013-12-31 135.26 459.49 43.04
2013-09-30 136.12 461.27 53.30
2013-06-30 9.08 534.08 16.97
2013-03-31 -29.98 549.94 21.14
2012-12-31 -34.68 565.22 18.89
2012-09-30 -46.06 573.89 19.04
  • Alaska Communications Systems Group's level of debt (104.5%) 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 (333.9% vs 104.5% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (32.8%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are not well covered by earnings (EBIT is 1.9x annual interest expense, ideally 3x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Alaska Communications Systems Group's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Alaska Communications Systems Group has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ALSK Dividends

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

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Alaska Communications Systems Group dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of Alaska Communications Systems Group shares you are expected to receive $0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • 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.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:ALSK Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Telecom Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 9 Stocks 5.3%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2017 Stocks 2.4%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.8%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NasdaqGS:ALSK Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
NasdaqGS:ALSK Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2014-08-08 0.000 0.000
2014-08-06 0.000 0.000
2014-05-09 0.000 0.000
2014-05-08 0.000 0.000
2014-03-27 0.000 0.000
2014-03-06 0.000 0.000
2013-11-08 0.000 0.000
2013-11-06 0.000 0.000
2013-08-02 0.000 0.000
2013-08-01 0.000 0.000
2013-05-06 0.000 0.000
2013-05-02 0.000 0.000
2013-03-01 0.000 0.000
2013-02-28 0.000 0.000
2012-09-19 0.200 9.901
2012-06-14 0.200 9.174
2012-03-20 0.200 8.517
2011-12-21 0.200 6.705
2011-09-20 0.860 14.891
2011-06-20 0.860 11.183
2011-03-22 0.860 9.043
2010-12-16 0.860 8.561
2010-09-21 0.860 8.281
2010-06-14 0.860 9.402
2010-03-22 0.860 10.438
2009-12-15 0.860 10.999
2009-09-21 0.860 10.877
2009-06-16 0.860 11.433
2009-03-20 0.860 13.042
2008-12-16 0.860 11.722
2008-09-15 0.860 8.593

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  • 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
What portion of Alaska Communications Systems Group's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • 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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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Alaska Communications Systems Group's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Alaska Communications Systems Group afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Alaska Communications Systems Group has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ALSK Management

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

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Bill Bishop
COMPENSATION $539,103
AGE 53
TENURE AS CEO 0 years
CEO Bio

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 President of Customer and Revenue Management at Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. and served as its Senior Vice President of Business Market from September 2015 to October 2018. Mr. Bishop served as Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. until September 2015 and served as its Director of Retail Sales. He joined Alaska Communications in August of 2004 and has served in several leadership roles for both consumer and business sales and operations. Mr. Bishop has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including previous business leadership positions at&T and McCaw Communications. In addition to telecommunications experience, he has experience leading a federal government logistic contracting company. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce and as Chairman of the Board for Alaska Business Week. Mr. Bishop holds a BS degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Alaska Anchorage and is completing his MBA in Strategic Leadership at Alaska Pacific University.

CEO Compensation
  • Bill's compensation has increased in line with Alaska Communications Systems Group recently becoming profitable.
  • Bill's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Alaska Communications Systems Group management team in years:

5.5
Average Tenure
56
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Alaska Communications Systems Group management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Bill Bishop

TITLE
Interim CEO & COO
COMPENSATION
$539K
AGE
53

Laurie Butcher

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Finance
COMPENSATION
$522K
AGE
56
TENURE
3.7 yrs

Leonard Steinberg

TITLE
Chief Ethics Officer
COMPENSATION
$601K
AGE
65
TENURE
18.5 yrs

Tiffany Smith

TITLE
Manager of Board & Investor Relations
TENURE
5.5 yrs

Heather Cavanaugh

TITLE
Director of External Affairs & Corporate Communications
TENURE
10.2 yrs

Diedre Williams

TITLE
Vice President of Human Resources
TENURE
3.8 yrs

Lars Danner

TITLE
Assistant Corporate Secretary
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Alaska Communications Systems Group board of directors in years:

1.2
Average Tenure
58
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Alaska Communications Systems Group board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Dave Karp

TITLE
Independent Board Chairman
COMPENSATION
$98K
AGE
52
TENURE
0.2 yrs

Peter Ley

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$110K
AGE
59
TENURE
10.9 yrs

Brian Ross

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$110K
AGE
61
TENURE
7.8 yrs

Wayne Barr

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$69K
AGE
55
TENURE
1.2 yrs

Pete Aquino

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
58
TENURE
0.3 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • More shares have been bought than sold by Alaska Communications Systems Group individual insiders in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
30. Apr 19 Buy Karen Singer Individual 25. Apr 19 25. Apr 19 110,000 $1.71 $188,100
05. Feb 19 Buy William Bishop Individual 29. Jun 18 31. Dec 18 3,852 $1.50 $5,200
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Management checks
We assess Alaska Communications Systems Group's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Alaska Communications Systems Group has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ALSK News

Simply Wall St News

Why Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:ALSK) Return On Capital Employed Looks Uninspiring

The formula for calculating the return on capital employed is: Return on Capital Employed = Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) ÷ (Total Assets - Current Liabilities) Or for Alaska Communications Systems Group: 0.05 = US$25m ÷ (US$542m - US$49m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2019.) So, Alaska Communications Systems Group has an ROCE of 5.0%. … Alaska Communications Systems Group's Current Liabilities And Their Impact On Its ROCE Current liabilities include invoices, such as supplier payments, short-term debt, or a tax bill, that need to be paid within 12 months. … With barely any current liabilities, there is minimal impact on Alaska Communications Systems Group's admittedly low ROCE.

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Do Institutions Own Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALSK) Shares?

As Charlie Munger said 'Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.' Alaska Communications Systems Group is not a large company by global standards. … See our latest analysis for Alaska Communications Systems Group NasdaqGS:ALSK Ownership Summary, June 7th 2019 What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Alaska Communications Systems Group? … Insider Ownership Of Alaska Communications Systems Group The definition of company insiders can be subjective, and does vary between jurisdictions.

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What Can We Learn From Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:ALSK) Investment Returns?

To be precise, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that will inform our view of the quality of the business. … What is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)? … ROCE measures the 'return' (pre-tax profit) a company generates from capital employed in its business.

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Volatility 101: Should Alaska Communications Systems Group (NASDAQ:ALSK) Shares Have Dropped 17%?

While it may not be enough for some shareholders, we think it is good to see the Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. … Alaska Communications Systems Group managed to increase earnings per share from a loss to a profit, over the last 12 months. … Earnings per share growth rates aren't particularly useful for comparing with the share price, when a company has moved from loss to profit.

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Is Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:ALSK) CEO Pay Fair?

Anand Vadapalli has been the CEO of Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. … This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. … How Does Anand Vadapalli's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

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Are Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:ALSK) Interest Costs Too High?

While investors primarily focus on the growth potential and competitive landscape of the small-cap companies, they end up ignoring a key aspect, which could be the biggest threat to its existence: its financial health. … Companies operating in the Telecom industry facing headwinds from current disruption,. … Evaluating financial health as part of your investment thesis is

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What Kind Of Shareholder Appears On The Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:ALSK) Shareholder Register?

A look at the shareholders of Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. … Alaska Communications Systems Group is not a large company by global standards. … See our latest analysis for Alaska Communications Systems Group

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Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc (NASDAQ:ALSK): A Look At Return On Capital

and want to better understand how you can grow your money by investing in Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc (NASDAQ:ALSK). … Purchasing Alaska Communications Systems Group gives you an ownership stake in the company. … Therefore, looking at how efficiently Alaska Communications Systems Group is able to use capital to create earnings will help us understand your potential return.

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Does Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc's (NASDAQ:ALSK) CEO Pay Matter?

Anand Vadapalli has been the CEO of Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc (NASDAQ:ALSK) since 2011. … At the time of writing our data says that Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc has a market cap of US$87m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of US$1m. … Thus we can conclude that Anand Vadapalli receives more in total compensation than the median of a group of companies in the same market, and of similar size to Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc

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Is Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc's (NASDAQ:ALSK) Balance Sheet Strong Enough To Weather A Storm?

While small-cap stocks, such as Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc (NASDAQ:ALSK) with its market cap of US$103.7m, are popular for their explosive growth, investors should also be aware of their balance sheet to judge whether the company can survive a downturn. … Companies operating in the Telecom industry facing headwinds from current disruption,. … Evaluating financial health as part of your investment thesis is

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ALSK Company Info

Description

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.

Details
Name: Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc.
ALSK
Exchange: NasdaqGS
Founded: 1998
$102,728,616
53,784,616
Website: http://www.alaskacommunications.com
Address: Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc.
600 Telephone Avenue,
Anchorage,
Alaska, 99503,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS ALSK Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 18. Nov 1999
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
579
Alaska Communications Systems Group employees.
Industry
Integrated Telecommunication Services
Telecom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/07/22 23:31
End of day share price update: 2019/07/22 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2018/03/16
Last earnings filing: 2019/05/10
Last earnings reported: 2019/03/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.