pdvWireless (NASDAQ: PDVW) is one of 36 public companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare pdvWireless to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
pdvWireless -711.56% -15.52% -14.61%
pdvWireless Competitors -999.64% 3.16% -6.42%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.0% of pdvWireless shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.4% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.9% of pdvWireless shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares pdvWireless and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
pdvWireless $5.21 million -$27.65 million -11.34
pdvWireless Competitors $28.13 billion $8.22 billion -5.52

pdvWireless’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than pdvWireless. pdvWireless 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.

Volatility and Risk

pdvWireless has a beta of 0.4, indicating that its stock price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, pdvWireless’ peers have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for pdvWireless and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
pdvWireless 0 0 2 0 3.00
pdvWireless Competitors 572 1701 1789 69 2.33

pdvWireless presently has a consensus price target of $51.00, indicating a potential upside of 74.96%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 20.07%. Given pdvWireless’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe pdvWireless is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

pdvWireless peers beat pdvWireless on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About pdvWireless

pdvWireless, Inc., formerly Pacific DataVision, Inc., is a wireless communications carrier and a provider of mobile workforce communication and location-based solutions. The Company’s solutions focus on enhancing the productivity of its customers’ field-based workers, and the efficiency of their dispatch and call center operations. The Company is deploying and operating the two-way radio networks that offer push-to-talk (PTT) communications services to primarily dispatch-centric, small and medium-sized businesses. The Company has launched its PTT networks in markets throughout the United States. The Company offers its DispatchPlus service, which combines pdvConnect, its suite of mobile communication and workforce management applications with digital network architecture and mobile devices. Developed for dispatch-centric businesses, pdvConnect enables businesses to locate and communicate with their field workers.

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