CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) is one of 36 publicly-traded companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare CalAmp Corp. to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

72.5% of CalAmp Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.3% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.3% of CalAmp Corp. shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares CalAmp Corp. and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CalAmp Corp. 1.31% 18.18% 7.47%
CalAmp Corp. Competitors -994.41% 4.77% -5.08%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CalAmp Corp. and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CalAmp Corp. $347.32 million $35.99 million 199.27
CalAmp Corp. Competitors $28.35 billion $8.31 billion 7.82

CalAmp Corp.’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than CalAmp Corp.. CalAmp Corp. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

CalAmp Corp. has a beta of 1.6, meaning that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CalAmp Corp.’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for CalAmp Corp. and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CalAmp Corp. 1 3 5 0 2.44
CalAmp Corp. Competitors 511 1569 1750 56 2.35

CalAmp Corp. presently has a consensus target price of $23.29, indicating a potential downside of 2.61%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 18.09%. Given CalAmp Corp.’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CalAmp Corp. has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

CalAmp Corp. beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

CalAmp Corp. Company Profile

CalAmp Corp. (CalAmp) is a provider of wireless communications solutions for a range of applications to customers globally. The Company operates through two business segments: Wireless DataCom and Satellite. The Company’s Wireless DataCom segment offers solutions for mobile resource management (MRM) applications, the machine-to-machine (M2M) communications space and other markets that require connectivity anytime and anywhere. The Company’s MRM and M2M solutions collect, monitor and report data and intelligence from remote and mobile assets. The Company delivers products, software services and solutions for energy, government, transportation and automotive vertical markets. The Company’s Satellite segment develops, manufactures and sells direct-broadcast satellite (DBS) outdoor customer premise equipment and whole home video networking devices enabling the delivery of digital and high definition satellite television services. Its satellite products are sold primarily to EchoStar.

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