pdvWireless (NASDAQ: ATEX) is one of 76 publicly-traded companies in the “Telephone communication, except radio” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare pdvWireless to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
pdvWireless 0 0 1 0 3.00
pdvWireless Competitors 916 2483 2349 132 2.29

pdvWireless presently has a consensus price target of $61.00, indicating a potential upside of 52.61%. As a group, “Telephone communication, except radio” companies have a potential upside of 30.75%. Given pdvWireless’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe pdvWireless is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
pdvWireless $6.50 million -$41.99 million -13.88
pdvWireless Competitors $17.25 billion $1.61 billion 33.72

pdvWireless’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than pdvWireless. pdvWireless is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

pdvWireless has a beta of 0.22, indicating that its share price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, pdvWireless’ rivals have a beta of 0.66, indicating that their average share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.4% of pdvWireless shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.8% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.7% of pdvWireless shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.7% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
pdvWireless -646.34% -17.68% -16.45%
pdvWireless Competitors -26.37% 11.04% 2.12%

Summary

pdvWireless rivals beat pdvWireless on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

pdvWireless Company Profile

pdvWireless, Inc., a wireless communication company, provides network and mobile communication solutions to infrastructure and enterprise customers primarily in the United States. It offers pdvConnect service, the company's proprietary cloud-based mobile resource management solution; TeamConnect service, which combines pdvConnect with push-to-talk mobile communication services involving digital network architecture and mobile devices; and Diga-talk, a mobile communication that provides nationwide two-way digital communication services. The company was formerly known as Pacific DataVision, Inc. and changed its name to pdvWireless, Inc. in November 2015. pdvWireless, Inc. was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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