TESSCO Technologies (NASDAQ: TESS) is one of 67 publicly-traded companies in the “Communications & Networking” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare TESSCO Technologies to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares TESSCO Technologies and its peers gross 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 $620.32 million 26.08

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.

Risk & Volatility

TESSCO Technologies has a beta of 1.25, meaning that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TESSCO Technologies’ peers have a beta of 1.17, meaning that their average stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

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 2.1% and pay out 40.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

58.7% of TESSCO Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.0% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are owned by institutional investors. 26.9% of TESSCO Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.4% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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 0.38% 2.36% 1.40%
TESSCO Technologies Competitors -1.68% -6.44% 0.52%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for TESSCO Technologies and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TESSCO Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
TESSCO Technologies Competitors 472 2684 4041 193 2.54

As a group, “Communications & Networking” companies have a potential upside of 27.74%. Given TESSCO Technologies’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe TESSCO Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

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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