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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares pdvWireless and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
pdvWireless $5.21 million -$27.65 million -12.90
pdvWireless Competitors $27.19 billion $8.09 billion 7.65

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

Profitability

This table compares pdvWireless and its competitors’ 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 -994.58% 4.47% -5.15%

Volatility & Risk

pdvWireless has a beta of 0.41, suggesting that its stock price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, pdvWireless’ competitors have a beta of 0.78, suggesting that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.0% of pdvWireless shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.3% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.9% of pdvWireless shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for pdvWireless and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
pdvWireless 0 0 2 0 3.00
pdvWireless Competitors 511 1568 1749 56 2.35

pdvWireless presently has a consensus price target of $51.00, suggesting a potential upside of 53.85%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 15.58%. Given pdvWireless’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe pdvWireless is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

pdvWireless competitors 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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