China Mobile (Hong Kong) (NYSE: CHL) and pdvWireless (NASDAQ:PDVW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Dividends

China Mobile (Hong Kong) pays an annual dividend of $1.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. pdvWireless does not pay a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares China Mobile (Hong Kong) and pdvWireless’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Mobile (Hong Kong) $111.30 billion 1.87 $41.35 billion N/A N/A
pdvWireless $5.21 million 84.81 -$27.65 million ($2.57) -11.93

China Mobile (Hong Kong) has higher revenue and earnings than pdvWireless.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.0% of China Mobile (Hong Kong) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.0% of pdvWireless shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.9% of pdvWireless shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for China Mobile (Hong Kong) and pdvWireless, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Mobile (Hong Kong) 1 2 2 0 2.20
pdvWireless 0 0 2 0 3.00

pdvWireless has a consensus target price of $51.00, indicating a potential upside of 66.39%. Given pdvWireless’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe pdvWireless is more favorable than China Mobile (Hong Kong).

Risk and Volatility

China Mobile (Hong Kong) has a beta of 0.3, meaning that its stock price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, pdvWireless has a beta of 0.41, meaning that its stock price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares China Mobile (Hong Kong) and pdvWireless’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Mobile (Hong Kong) N/A N/A N/A
pdvWireless -711.56% -15.52% -14.61%

China Mobile (Hong Kong) Company Profile

China Mobile Limited is an investment holding company principally engaged in telecommunication and related businesses. Its main businesses include Mobile businesses, Wireline Broadband businesses and Internet of Things (IoT) businesses. Mobile businesses include two categories of services. Voice services include local calls, domestic and international long distance calls, roaming services and voice value-added services. Data services include short message services and multimedia message services, wireless data traffic services and application and information services, such as Mobile Music, Mobile Reading and Mobile Video, among others. Wireline Broadband businesses include the provision of wireline broadband and related services. The Company also provides customer services, including phone bill enquiry, among others. The Company mainly operates businesses in Mainland China.

pdvWireless Company Profile

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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