Critical Review: PowerFleet (NASDAQ:PWFL) and Its Rivals

PowerFleet (NASDAQ: PWFL) is one of 27 public companies in the “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare PowerFleet to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

PowerFleet has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PowerFleet’s rivals have a beta of 1.64, meaning that their average stock price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PowerFleet and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PowerFleet $53.06 million -$5.81 million -27.59
PowerFleet Competitors $354.32 million $28.74 million -21.17

PowerFleet’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than PowerFleet. PowerFleet 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for PowerFleet and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PowerFleet 0 0 2 0 3.00
PowerFleet Competitors 123 424 755 73 2.57

PowerFleet presently has a consensus target price of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 97.69%. As a group, “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 9.53%. Given PowerFleet’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe PowerFleet is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PowerFleet -15.49% -13.05% -6.64%
PowerFleet Competitors -5.58% 66.42% -2.33%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

60.1% of PowerFleet shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.3% of shares of all “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.6% of PowerFleet shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.2% of shares of all “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

PowerFleet rivals beat PowerFleet on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About PowerFleet

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