TESSCO Technologies (TESS) versus Its Competitors Critical Survey
TESSCO Technologies (NASDAQ: TESS) is one of 67 publicly-traded companies in the “Communications & Networking” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare TESSCO Technologies to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and valuation.
TESSCO Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. TESSCO Technologies pays out 320.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Communications & Networking” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 40.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares TESSCO Technologies and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|TESSCO Technologies||$544.45 million||$7.18 million||50.40|
|TESSCO Technologies Competitors||$2.41 billion||$618.33 million||26.80|
TESSCO Technologies’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than TESSCO Technologies. TESSCO Technologies is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares TESSCO Technologies and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|TESSCO Technologies Competitors||-1.71%||-6.54%||0.52%|
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for TESSCO Technologies and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|TESSCO Technologies Competitors||362||2385||3908||152||2.57|
As a group, “Communications & Networking” companies have a potential upside of 21.56%. Given TESSCO Technologies’ peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe TESSCO Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Risk and Volatility
TESSCO Technologies has a beta of 1.2, suggesting that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TESSCO Technologies’ peers have a beta of 1.17, suggesting that their average share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
58.7% of TESSCO Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.0% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are held by institutional investors. 26.9% of TESSCO Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.4% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
TESSCO Technologies beats its peers on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
About TESSCO Technologies
TESSCO Technologies Incorporated architects and delivers the product and value chain solutions to organizations responsible for building, operating, maintaining and reselling cellular, mobile communications, wireless-fidelity (Wi-Fi), machine-to-machine, Internet of Things and wireless backhaul systems. The Company provides marketing and sales services, knowledge and supply chain management, product-solution delivery and control systems utilizing Internet and information technology. Its customers include a diversified mix of carrier and public network operators, tower owners, program managers, contractors and integrators, wireless Internet service providers, industrial and enterprise self-maintained users (including railroads, utilities, mining operators, oil and gas operators and technicians), governments, manufacturers, value-added resellers, tier 1, 2 and 3 retail carrier stores and their independent agents, dealers and consumers, as well as other local and national retailers.
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