ATN International (NASDAQ: ATNI) and Oi SA (NYSE:OIBR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

59.2% of ATN International shares are held by institutional investors. 32.7% of ATN International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for ATN International and Oi SA, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ATN International 0 1 1 0 2.50
Oi SA 0 0 0 0 N/A

ATN International presently has a consensus price target of $57.00, indicating a potential downside of 5.63%. Given ATN International’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe ATN International is more favorable than Oi SA.

Profitability

This table compares ATN International and Oi SA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ATN International 4.29% 2.74% 1.87%
Oi SA -24.34% -49.64% -7.06%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ATN International and Oi SA’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ATN International $518.69 million 1.89 $159.87 million $1.36 44.41
Oi SA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

ATN International has higher revenue and earnings than Oi SA.

Dividends

ATN International pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Oi SA does not pay a dividend. ATN International pays out 100.0% 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 raised its dividend for 15 consecutive years.

Summary

ATN International beats Oi SA on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Oi SA Company Profile

Oi S.A. is an integrated telecommunications service provider in Brazil. The Company is a switched fixed-line telephony services (STFC) concessionaire. It is engaged in the provision of STFC as a local and intraregional long-distance carrier. Its segments include Residential Services, Personal Mobility, and SMEs/Corporate. It offers a range of integrated telecommunications services that include fixed and mobile, broadband, pay television (TV), data transmission and Internet provider services. The Company’s Residential Services segment is focused on the sale of fixed telephony services, including voice services, data communication services (broadband), and pay TV. The Personal Mobility segment is focused on the sale of mobile telephony services to subscription and prepaid customers, and mobile broadband customer. The SMEs/Corporate segment includes corporate solutions offered to its small, medium-sized, and large corporate customers.

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