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

Profitability

This table compares PowerFleet and its rivals’ 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%

Risk & Volatility

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

60.2% of PowerFleet shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.6% of shares of all “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.6% of PowerFleet shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.2% of shares of all “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PowerFleet and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PowerFleet $53.06 million -$5.81 million -27.23
PowerFleet Competitors $354.32 million $28.73 million -23.59

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for PowerFleet and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PowerFleet 0 0 1 0 3.00
PowerFleet Competitors 115 410 733 71 2.57

PowerFleet presently has a consensus target price of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 100.33%. As a group, “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 17.10%. Given PowerFleet’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe PowerFleet is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

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

About PowerFleet

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