PowerFleet (NASDAQ: PWFL) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare PowerFleet to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares PowerFleet and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PowerFleet -15.49% -13.05% -6.64%
PowerFleet Competitors -19.93% 52.43% -4.70%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares PowerFleet and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PowerFleet $53.06 million -$5.81 million -28.64
PowerFleet Competitors $354.32 million $28.73 million -22.73

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

Risk and Volatility

PowerFleet has a beta of 1.26, suggesting that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PowerFleet’s peers have a beta of 1.65, suggesting that their average share price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for PowerFleet and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PowerFleet 0 0 1 0 3.00
PowerFleet Competitors 115 406 726 71 2.57

PowerFleet currently has a consensus price target of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 90.48%. As a group, “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 21.86%. Given PowerFleet’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe PowerFleet is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

60.2% of PowerFleet shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.6% of shares of all “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.6% of PowerFleet shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.2% of shares of all “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned 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.

Summary

PowerFleet peers beat PowerFleet on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

PowerFleet Company Profile

There is no company description available for PowerFleet Inc.

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