Reviewing KT (KT) & Bandwidth (BAND)

KT (NYSE: KT) and Bandwidth (NASDAQ:BAND) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares KT and Bandwidth’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
KT $19.13 billion 0.34 $637.52 million N/A N/A
Bandwidth $152.13 million 2.44 $22.35 million $0.82 25.65

KT has higher revenue and earnings than Bandwidth.

Profitability

This table compares KT and Bandwidth’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KT N/A N/A N/A
Bandwidth N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

23.9% of KT shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.5% of Bandwidth shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of KT shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for KT and Bandwidth, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KT 2 2 0 0 1.50
Bandwidth 0 0 5 0 3.00

Bandwidth has a consensus price target of $29.80, indicating a potential upside of 41.70%. Given Bandwidth’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Bandwidth is more favorable than KT.

KT Company Profile

KT Corporation is a telecommunications service provider. The Company’s segments include the Customer/Marketing Group, the Finance Business Group and the Others Group. The Customer/Marketing Group segment is engaged in providing various telecommunication services to individual/home/corporate customers and the convergence business. The Finance Business Group segment is engaged in providing various financial services, such as credit card. The Others Group segment includes security services, satellite service, information technology and network services, and satellite television services, as well as global business services, which provide global network services to multinational or domestic corporate customers and telecommunications companies. The Company’s principal services include mobile voice and data telecommunications services; fixed-line services; credit card processing and other financial services, and various other services.

Bandwidth Company Profile

Bandwidth Inc., formerly Bandwidth.com, Inc., is a cloud-based communications platform-as-a-service provider (CPaaS) that enables enterprises to create, scale and operate voice or text communications services across any mobile application or connected device or enterprises. The Company has two operating and reportable segments, CPaaS and Other. The Company’s solutions include a broad range of software APIs for voice and text functionality and IP voice network. The Company’s sophisticated and easy-to-use software APIs allow enterprises to enhance their products and services by incorporating advanced voice and text capabilities. The Company offers advanced monitoring, reporting and analytics, superior customer service, dedicated operating teams, and personalized support.

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