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

Volatility & Risk

ORBCOMM has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ORBCOMM’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, suggesting that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

77.2% of ORBCOMM shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.3% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.5% of ORBCOMM 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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ORBCOMM -15.52% -6.16% -3.25%
ORBCOMM Competitors -998.11% 3.28% -6.34%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ORBCOMM and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
ORBCOMM $202.00 million $36.94 million -25.09
ORBCOMM Competitors $27.19 billion $8.09 billion 7.49

ORBCOMM’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than ORBCOMM. ORBCOMM 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 summary of current ratings and target prices for ORBCOMM and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ORBCOMM 0 0 6 0 3.00
ORBCOMM Competitors 578 1717 1810 71 2.33

ORBCOMM currently has a consensus target price of $13.30, indicating a potential upside of 17.80%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 20.19%. Given ORBCOMM’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe ORBCOMM has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

ORBCOMM Company Profile

ORBCOMM Inc. is a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, including network connectivity, devices, device management and Web reporting applications. The Company’s IoT products and services are designed to track, monitor and manage security for a range of assets, such as trailers, trucks, rail cars, sea containers, generators, fluid tanks, marine vessels, diesel or electric powered generators (gensets), oil and gas wells, pipeline monitoring equipment, irrigation control systems, and utility meters, in industries for transportation and supply chain, heavy equipment, fixed asset monitoring, maritime and government. It also provides Automatic Identification System (AIS) data services to assist in vessel navigation and to manage maritime safety for government and commercial customers across the world. It provides its services using various network platforms, including its own constellation of low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites.

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