pdvWireless (NASDAQ: PDVW) is one of 36 public companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare pdvWireless to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for pdvWireless and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
pdvWireless 0 0 2 0 3.00
pdvWireless Competitors 574 1704 1794 70 2.33

pdvWireless currently has a consensus target price of $51.00, suggesting a potential upside of 64.78%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 18.06%. Given pdvWireless’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe pdvWireless is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

pdvWireless has a beta of 0.4, meaning that its stock price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, pdvWireless’ rivals have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.0% of pdvWireless shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.3% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.9% of pdvWireless shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

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 -711.56% -15.52% -14.61%
pdvWireless Competitors -999.64% 3.14% -6.43%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
pdvWireless $5.21 million -$27.65 million -12.04
pdvWireless Competitors $28.17 billion $8.25 billion -5.68

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.

Summary

pdvWireless rivals beat pdvWireless on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

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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