TESSCO Technologies (NASDAQ: TESS) is one of 67 public companies in the “Communications & Networking” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare TESSCO Technologies to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Dividends

TESSCO Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. TESSCO Technologies pays out 320.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Communications & Networking” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 40.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

58.7% of TESSCO Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.0% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are owned by institutional investors. 26.9% of TESSCO Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.4% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares TESSCO Technologies and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TESSCO Technologies 0.38% 2.36% 1.40%
TESSCO Technologies Competitors -1.68% -6.44% 0.52%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for TESSCO Technologies and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TESSCO Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
TESSCO Technologies Competitors 472 2687 4044 194 2.54

As a group, “Communications & Networking” companies have a potential upside of 27.47%. Given TESSCO Technologies’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe TESSCO Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

TESSCO Technologies has a beta of 1.25, indicating that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TESSCO Technologies’ competitors have a beta of 1.17, indicating that their average share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares TESSCO Technologies and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
TESSCO Technologies $544.45 million $7.18 million 51.60
TESSCO Technologies Competitors $2.87 billion $625.83 million 26.52

TESSCO Technologies’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than TESSCO Technologies. TESSCO Technologies is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

TESSCO Technologies beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About TESSCO Technologies

TESSCO Technologies Incorporated architects and delivers the product and value chain solutions to organizations responsible for building, operating, maintaining and reselling cellular, mobile communications, wireless-fidelity (Wi-Fi), machine-to-machine, Internet of Things and wireless backhaul systems. The Company provides marketing and sales services, knowledge and supply chain management, product-solution delivery and control systems utilizing Internet and information technology. Its customers include a diversified mix of carrier and public network operators, tower owners, program managers, contractors and integrators, wireless Internet service providers, industrial and enterprise self-maintained users (including railroads, utilities, mining operators, oil and gas operators and technicians), governments, manufacturers, value-added resellers, tier 1, 2 and 3 retail carrier stores and their independent agents, dealers and consumers, as well as other local and national retailers.

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