FleetMatics Group PLC (NYSE: FLTX) is one of 97 public companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare FleetMatics Group PLC to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Volatility and Risk

FleetMatics Group PLC has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FleetMatics Group PLC’s peers have a beta of 1.13, meaning that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for FleetMatics Group PLC and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FleetMatics Group PLC 0 0 0 0 N/A
FleetMatics Group PLC Competitors 342 2039 3877 107 2.59

As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 4.23%. Given FleetMatics Group PLC’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe FleetMatics Group PLC has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares FleetMatics Group PLC and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
FleetMatics Group PLC N/A N/A 73.17
FleetMatics Group PLC Competitors $1.27 billion $348.15 million 37.72

FleetMatics Group PLC’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than FleetMatics Group PLC. FleetMatics Group PLC 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

95.9% of FleetMatics Group PLC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.4% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.5% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares FleetMatics Group PLC and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FleetMatics Group PLC -0.96% -0.98% -0.76%
FleetMatics Group PLC Competitors -25.29% -211.37% -8.18%

FleetMatics Group PLC Company Profile

Fleetmatics Group Limited, formerly Fleetmatics Group PLC, is a holding company. The Company is a provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses of all sizes delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS). The Company’s mobile software platform enables businesses to manage their local fleets of commercial vehicles. The Company offers Web-based and mobile application solutions that provide fleet operators with access to vehicle location, fuel usage, speed and mileage and others into their mobile workforce. The Company’s product offerings include Fleetmatics REVEAL, a business intelligence-based fleet management solution for small and midsize businesses (SMBs); Fleetmatics REVEAL+, which extends Fleetmatics REVEAL to larger enterprises, and Fleetmatics WORK, a field service management solution. Its fleet management offering consists of tracking alerts, route replay, timeline view, places, driver-centricity and money-based metrics.

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