Anterix (NASDAQ: ATEX) is one of 75 publicly-traded companies in the “Telephone communication, except radio” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Anterix to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

89.4% of Anterix shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.4% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.7% of Anterix shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.5% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Anterix $6.50 million -$41.99 million -14.87
Anterix Competitors $17.51 billion $1.64 billion 34.20

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Anterix and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Anterix 0 0 2 0 3.00
Anterix Competitors 918 2487 2353 132 2.29

Anterix currently has a consensus price target of $70.50, indicating a potential upside of 64.64%. As a group, “Telephone communication, except radio” companies have a potential upside of 29.16%. Given Anterix’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Anterix is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Anterix -646.34% -17.68% -16.45%
Anterix Competitors -8.70% 11.70% 2.56%

Volatility and Risk

Anterix has a beta of 0.22, suggesting that its stock price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Anterix’s competitors have a beta of 0.66, suggesting that their average stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Anterix competitors beat Anterix on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Anterix Company Profile

Anterix Inc. operates as a wireless communications company. The company focuses on enabling private broadband connectivity for critical infrastructure and enterprise businesses. It holds licensed spectrum in the 900 MHz band with nationwide coverage throughout the United States, Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. The company was formerly known as pdvWireless, Inc. and changed its name to Anterix Inc. in August 2019. Anterix Inc. was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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