Windstream Holdings (WIN) vs. Inventergy Global (INVT) Financial Review

Windstream Holdings (NASDAQ: WIN) and Inventergy Global (OTCMKTS:INVT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

Windstream Holdings has a beta of 0.15, indicating that its stock price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Inventergy Global has a beta of -0.08, indicating that its stock price is 108% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.2% of Windstream Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Inventergy Global shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Windstream Holdings shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.8% of Inventergy Global shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Windstream Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 24.8%. Inventergy Global does not pay a dividend. Windstream Holdings pays out -21.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Windstream Holdings and Inventergy Global, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Windstream Holdings 1 1 0 0 1.50
Inventergy Global 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Windstream Holdings and Inventergy Global’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Windstream Holdings -6.49% -64.22% -2.61%
Inventergy Global 2,177.99% 37.76% 23.80%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Windstream Holdings and Inventergy Global’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Windstream Holdings $5.39 billion 0.08 -$383.50 million ($2.75) -0.88
Inventergy Global $1.77 million 0.64 -$7.73 million $0.89 0.07

Inventergy Global has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Windstream Holdings. Windstream Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Inventergy Global, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Inventergy Global beats Windstream Holdings on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Windstream Holdings

Windstream Corporation (Windstream) is a provider of advanced communications and technology solutions, including managed services and cloud computing, to businesses nationwide. In addition to business services, the Company offers broadband, voice and video services to consumers in primarily rural markets. It has operations in 48 states and the District of Columbia, a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 115,000 miles, a robust business sales division and 21 data centers offering managed services and cloud computing. Windstream’s owned local networks consist of central office digital switches, routers, loop carriers and virtual and physical colocations interconnected with fiber, copper and microwaved facilities. A mix of fiber optic and copper facilities connect its customers with the core network. In December 2011, the Company announced that it has completed its acquisition of PAETEC Holding Corp.

About Inventergy Global

Inventergy Global, Inc. is an intellectual property (IP) investment and licensing company. The Company offers clients a professional corporate licensing model for IP value creation. The Company’s Technical Lead and associated group works to understand the science and/or technology behind the patents of a particular portfolio, under the review of the Legal Lead and in support of the Business team. This group coordinates the work of third party technology consultants, including technical external resources, such as technical experts, reverse engineering consultancies and other providers, to deliver inputs to the Legal and Business teams. The Legal Lead and Team manage the existing patent asset portfolio from a global perspective and also manage further prosecution of continuing patent cases. The Legal Lead also is responsible for the legal structure and legal documents of any license or negotiated settlement with prospective licensees.

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