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Otelco Inc (OTEL) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2018

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Otelco Inc (OTEL) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2018. Otelco Inc is a telecommunications service provider, offering an array of communication services including telephone, long distance, Internet, broadband services and television. Otelco Inc has a market cap of $53.370 million; its shares were traded at around $15.75 with a P/E ratio of 5.74 and P/S ratio of 0.81.


For the last quarter Otelco Inc reported a revenue of $16.2 million, compared with the revenue of $16.79 million during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $66.1 million, a decrease of 3.6% from the previous year. For the last five years Otelco Inc had an average revenue decline of 3.2% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was $2.76 for the year, a decline of 21.6% from the previous year. Over the last five years Otelco Inc had an average EPS decline of 27.1% a year. The Otelco Inc had a decent operating margin of 26.93%, compared with the operating margin of 28.61% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of Otelco Inc is 24.72%. The profitability rank of the company is 5 (out of 10).

At the end of the fiscal year, Otelco Inc has the cash and cash equivalents of $4.66 million, compared with $3.57 million in the previous year. The long term debt was $69.1 million, compared with $80.1 million in the previous year. The interest coverage to the debt is 3, which is not a favorable level. Otelco Inc has a financial strength rank of 4 (out of 10).

At the current stock price of $15.75, Otelco Inc is traded at 164.3% premium to its historical median P/S valuation band of $5.96. The P/S ratio of the stock is 0.81, while the historical median P/S ratio is 0.31. The stock gained 2.97% during the past 12 months.

Directors and Officers Recent Trades:

  • 10% Owner Ira Sochet bought 60,000 shares of OTEL stock on 03/07/2019 at the average price of $15.75. The price of the stock has decreased by 0% since.
  • 10% Owner Ira Sochet bought 28,120 shares of OTEL stock on 02/26/2019 at the average price of $16.4. The price of the stock has decreased by 3.96% since.

For the complete 20-year historical financial data of OTEL, click here.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.