ARC Group Worldwide (NASDAQ: ARCW) and ATN International (NASDAQ:ATNI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitabiliy, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

15.7% of ARC Group Worldwide shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.0% of ATN International shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.2% of ARC Group Worldwide shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 32.7% of ATN International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


ATN International pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. ARC Group Worldwide does not pay a dividend. ATN International pays out 167.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. ATN International has increased its dividend for 15 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ARC Group Worldwide and ATN International’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ARC Group Worldwide $111.99 million 0.44 $9.57 million ($0.04) -67.50
ATN International $495.43 million 2.14 $155.96 million $0.81 81.20

ATN International has higher revenue and earnings than ARC Group Worldwide. ARC Group Worldwide is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ATN International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for ARC Group Worldwide and ATN International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ARC Group Worldwide 0 1 1 0 2.50
ATN International 0 0 1 0 3.00

ARC Group Worldwide currently has a consensus price target of $5.75, suggesting a potential upside of 112.96%. Given ARC Group Worldwide’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe ARC Group Worldwide is more favorable than ATN International.


This table compares ARC Group Worldwide and ATN International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ARC Group Worldwide -0.70% -7.31% -2.91%
ATN International 2.68% 2.09% 1.47%

Volatility & Risk

ARC Group Worldwide has a beta of 3.43, meaning that its stock price is 243% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ATN International has a beta of 0.73, meaning that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.


ATN International beats ARC Group Worldwide on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

ARC Group Worldwide Company Profile

ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. is a manufacturing company. The Company has four segments: Precision Components Group, 3DMT Group, Flanges and Fittings Group, and Wireless Group. It provides a set of manufacturing solutions, from design and prototyping through production. Through the Company’s product offering, it provides its customers with a prototyping and production solution for both precision metal and plastic fabrication. The Precision Components Group companies provide fabricated metal components using processes, consisting of metal injection molding, precision metal stamping and hermetic sealing. The 3DMT Group focuses on rapid prototyping, short-run production and rapid tooling. The Flange and Fittings Group consists of General Flange and Forge. The Wireless Group focuses on wireless broadband technology related to propagation and optimization. The Wireless Group designs and develops hardware, including antennas, radios and related accessories.

ATN International Company Profile

ATN International, Inc. (ATN), formerly Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc., is a holding company. The Company’s segments include U.S. Telecom, International Telecom and Renewable Energy. In the United States, it provides wholesale wireless voice and data roaming services in rural markets to national, regional, local and selected international wireless carriers. Its wholesale networks are located principally in the western United States. It provides wireless voice and data service to retail and business customers in Bermuda under the One name, in Guyana under the GTT name and in the United States Virgin Islands under the Innovative and Choice brand names. The Company offers voice services that include local exchange, regional and long distance calling and voice messaging services in Bermuda, Guyana, the United States Virgin Islands, and in other smaller markets in the Caribbean and the United States. It offers services, which include Wireless, Wireline and Renewable Energy.

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