Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB) vs. Koninklijke KPN (NYSE:KKPNF) Financial Comparison

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Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB) and Koninklijke KPN (OTCMKTS:KKPNF) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cincinnati Bell and Koninklijke KPN’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cincinnati Bell $1.38 billion 0.21 -$69.80 million ($1.11) -5.06
Koninklijke KPN $7.34 billion 1.79 $545.93 million N/A N/A

Koninklijke KPN has higher revenue and earnings than Cincinnati Bell.

Risk and Volatility

Cincinnati Bell has a beta of 1.28, suggesting that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Koninklijke KPN has a beta of -0.38, suggesting that its share price is 138% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Cincinnati Bell and Koninklijke KPN, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cincinnati Bell 0 1 1 0 2.50
Koninklijke KPN 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cincinnati Bell presently has a consensus price target of $7.50, suggesting a potential upside of 33.45%. Given Cincinnati Bell’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Cincinnati Bell is more favorable than Koninklijke KPN.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.6% of Cincinnati Bell shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of Cincinnati Bell shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Cincinnati Bell and Koninklijke KPN’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cincinnati Bell -5.17% N/A -2.19%
Koninklijke KPN N/A N/A N/A

Cincinnati Bell Company Profile

Cincinnati Bell Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides diversified telecommunications and technology services to residential and business customers in the United States. It operates in two segments, Entertainment and Communications, and IT Services and Hardware. The Entertainment and Communications segment offers data services, including high-speed Internet access, data transport, and interconnection services, as well as metro-Ethernet products; and voice local services, as well as long distance, digital trunking, switched access, and other value-added services, such as caller identification, voicemail, call waiting, and call return. This segment also provides video services comprising entertainment channels, including digital music, local, movie, and sports programming with high-definition (HD) channels, parental controls, HD DVR, and video on-demand. In addition, this segment undertakes wiring projects for business customers; and offers advertising, directory assistance, maintenance, and information services. The IT Services and Hardware segment provides consulting services consisting of IT staffing and project-based engagements, including engineering and installation of voice, connectivity and IT technologies, development of digital application solutions, and staff augmentation; and hosted solutions comprising converged IP communications platforms of data, voice, video, and mobility applications. This segment also offers cloud services, such as virtual data center, storage, and backup services; and monitoring and managing technology environments and applications, as well as sells, architects, and installs telecommunications and IT infrastructure equipment. The company was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Koninklijke KPN Company Profile

Koninklijke KPN N.V. provides telecommunications and information technology (IT) services in the Netherlands. It offers fixed and mobile telephony, broadband Internet, and television services to retail consumers; network related IT solutions to business customers; and wholesale network services to third parties. The company provides services in the areas of communication, information, entertainment, and commercial services; a range of end-to-end solutions in infrastructure, workspace management, and security cloud services for small, medium-sized, and large corporate enterprises; and connectivity solutions to fixed and mobile wholesale partners. It also offers cyber security services; specialized VPN and network solutions; and various IT services to the healthcare and public sector. In addition, the company provides Internet hosting services, such as domain registration, shared hosting, VPS, email hosting, Office 365, and online storage services; wide area network and local area network services; colocation services through its data centers; and cloud, security, alert systems, and monitoring services, as well as delivers managed voice, video, and chat services to its business clients based on Microsoft's Skype for Business software. Koninklijke KPN N.V. was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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