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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.


Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued with solid track record.


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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

Stable Share Price: ALSK has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-0.9%

ALSK

1.0%

US Telecom

3.0%

US Market


1 Year Return

28.5%

ALSK

-4.5%

US Telecom

15.8%

US Market

Return vs Industry: ALSK exceeded the US Telecom industry which returned -5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ALSK exceeded the US Market which returned 15.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

ALSKIndustryMarket
7 Day-0.9%1.0%3.0%
30 Day-13.2%1.5%6.0%
90 Day2.2%2.0%16.4%
1 Year34.7%28.5%0.3%-4.5%18.4%15.8%
3 Year8.6%3.6%8.5%-7.1%44.8%35.4%
5 Year18.8%13.3%23.2%-4.5%75.7%56.7%

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 compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: ALSK ($2.3) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($26.66)

Significantly Below Fair Value: ALSK is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ALSK is good value based on its PE Ratio (13x) compared to the US Telecom industry average (13.7x).

PE vs Market: ALSK is good value based on its PE Ratio (13x) 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 (0.7x) compared to the US Telecom industry average (1.5x).


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Future Growth

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

8.3%

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.


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Past Performance

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

8.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ALSK has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: ALSK's current net profit margins (4%) are higher than last year (1.6%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ALSK's earnings have grown by 8.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: ALSK's earnings growth over the past year (149.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (8.8% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: ALSK earnings growth over the past year (149.7%) exceeded the Telecom industry -22%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: ALSK's Return on Equity (5.5%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Alaska Communications Systems Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ALSK's short term assets ($95.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($66.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: ALSK's short term assets ($95.8M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($337.5M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ALSK's debt to equity ratio (100.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: ALSK's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 131.2% to 100.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: ALSK's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (44.9%).

Interest Coverage: ALSK's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.4x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate ALSK's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ALSK's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent 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.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

4.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Bill Bishop (54 yo)

1.08yrs

Tenure

US$959,821

Compensation

Mr. William H. Bishop, also known as Bill, has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. since October 14, 2019. Mr. Bishop served as Chief Operation ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Bill's total compensation ($USD959.82K) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD606.98K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Bill's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
William Bishop
President1.08yrsUS$959.82k0.41%
$ 504.5k
Laurie Butcher
Chief Financial Officer4.83yrsUS$776.13k0.47%
$ 575.4k
Leonard Steinberg
Chief Ethics Officer19.58yrsUS$856.73k1.26%
$ 1.5m
Diedre Williams
Senior Vice President of Operations & People Mattersno datano data0.16%
$ 193.4k
Tiffany Hoogerhyde
Principal Accounting Officer0.67yrno data0.027%
$ 33.8k
Tiffany Smith
Manager of Board & Investor Relations6.58yrsno datano data
Heather Cavanaugh
Director of External Affairs & Corporate Communications11.25yrsno datano data
Beth Barnes
Vice President of Mass Markets & Marketing0.58yrno data0.037%
$ 45.6k
Lars Danner
Assistant Corporate Secretaryno datano datano data

4.8yrs

Average Tenure

51yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: ALSK's management team is considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
William Bishop
President1.08yrsUS$959.82k0.41%
$ 504.5k
Benjamin Duster
Director0.17yrno datano data
Peter Aquino
Independent Director1.42yrsUS$96.91k0.028%
$ 34.5k
Shelly Lombard
Director0.17yrno datano data
Wayne Barr
Independent Director2.25yrsUS$101.32kno data
David Karp
Independent Board Chairman1.25yrsUS$123.96k0.0019%
$ 2.3k

1.0yrs

Average Tenure

57.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: ALSK's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

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$123.190m
  • Shares outstanding: 53.56m
  • 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 Analysis2020/08/06 23:31
End of Day Share Price2020/08/06 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.