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

Risk & Volatility

CalAmp Corp. has a beta of 1.57, indicating that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CalAmp Corp.’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CalAmp Corp. and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CalAmp Corp. $348.04 million $38.59 million -95.19
CalAmp Corp. Competitors $28.18 billion $8.25 billion -5.34

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

Profitability

This table compares CalAmp Corp. and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CalAmp Corp. -2.05% 18.84% 7.81%
CalAmp Corp. Competitors -999.64% 3.14% -6.43%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

72.9% of CalAmp Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.3% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.3% of CalAmp Corp. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for CalAmp Corp. and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CalAmp Corp. 0 6 5 0 2.45
CalAmp Corp. Competitors 574 1706 1794 70 2.33

CalAmp Corp. presently has a consensus target price of $21.13, suggesting a potential upside of 5.68%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 20.62%. Given CalAmp Corp.’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CalAmp Corp. has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

CalAmp Corp. beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About CalAmp Corp.

CalAmp Corp. (CalAmp) is a provider of wireless communications solutions for a range of applications to customers globally. The Company operates through two business segments: Wireless DataCom and Satellite. The Company’s Wireless DataCom segment offers solutions for mobile resource management (MRM) applications, the machine-to-machine (M2M) communications space and other markets that require connectivity anytime and anywhere. The Company’s MRM and M2M solutions collect, monitor and report data and intelligence from remote and mobile assets. The Company delivers products, software services and solutions for energy, government, transportation and automotive vertical markets. The Company’s Satellite segment develops, manufactures and sells direct-broadcast satellite (DBS) outdoor customer premise equipment and whole home video networking devices enabling the delivery of digital and high definition satellite television services. Its satellite products are sold primarily to EchoStar.

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