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Otelco Inc is a telecom services business based in the US. Otelco shares (OTEL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Otelco employs 200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Otelco share price

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Otelco shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$0.72 - $12.50
50-day moving average $11.58
200-day moving average $11.52
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 6.4153
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.83

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Is it a good time to buy Otelco stock?

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Is Otelco under- or over-valued?

Valuing Otelco stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Otelco's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Otelco's P/E ratio

Otelco's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Otelco shares trade at around 6x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Otelco's EBITDA

Otelco's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $19.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Otelco's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Otelco financials

Revenue TTM $62 million
Operating margin TTM 18.63%
Gross profit TTM $31.7 million
Return on assets TTM 5.81%
Return on equity TTM 28.66%
Profit margin 10.18%
Book value $7.38
Market capitalisation $40.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Otelco shares

There are currently 2,178 Otelco shares held short by investors – that's known as Otelco's "short interest". This figure is 13.7% down from 2,524 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Otelco shares can be evaluated.

Otelco's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Otelco's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Otelco shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Otelco shares traded daily (recently around 3403.125). Otelco's SIR currently stands at 0.64. In other words for every 100,000 Otelco shares traded daily on the market, roughly 640 shares are currently held short.

However Otelco's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Otelco shares, or, against the total number of tradable Otelco shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Otelco's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Otelco shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0015% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Otelco shares, roughly 2 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Otelco.

Find out more about how you can short Otelco stock.

Otelco share dividends

We're not expecting Otelco to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Otelco share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Otelco's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.724 up to $12.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

OTEL.US volatility(beta: 1.65)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Otelco's is 1.6506. This would suggest that Otelco's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Otelco overview

Otelco Inc. provides a range of telecommunications services on a retail and wholesale basis. It offers local services, including voice lines that provide local dial tone and calling features, such as caller identification, call waiting, call forwarding, and voicemail; long distance services; and directory advertising services, as well as billing and payments services. The company also provides network access services comprising the origination, transportation, and termination of calls of long distance, wireless, and other interexchange carriers; digital high-speed data lines and ancillary services, such as web hosting and computer virus protection; and basic, digital, high-definition, digital video recording, and pay per view cable television services, as well as rents fiber to transport data and other telecommunications services. In addition, it offers Internet protocol television; wireless security systems and system monitoring services; information technology and support systems that include an operational support and a customer care/billing system; and private/hybrid cloud hosting services, as well as consulting and professional IT engineering services for mission-critical software applications for small and mid-sized companies. The company primarily serves business and residential customers residing in and adjacent to the exchanges in Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Vermont, and West Virginia; and business customers in Maine and New Hampshire. The company was incorporated in 1998 and is based in Oneonta, Alabama.

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