Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ: GILT) and Gilat Satellite Networks (NASDAQ:GILT) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
12.3% of Pointer Telocation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.5% of Gilat Satellite Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Pointer Telocation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Gilat Satellite Networks shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Pointer Telocation and Gilat Satellite Networks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Gilat Satellite Networks||3.46%||6.80%||3.94%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Pointer Telocation and Gilat Satellite Networks’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Pointer Telocation||$78.15 million||1.22||$16.51 million||$1.12||10.49|
|Gilat Satellite Networks||$282.76 million||1.70||$6.80 million||N/A||N/A|
Pointer Telocation has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Gilat Satellite Networks.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Pointer Telocation and Gilat Satellite Networks, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Gilat Satellite Networks||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Pointer Telocation currently has a consensus price target of $20.67, indicating a potential upside of 75.89%. Given Pointer Telocation’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Pointer Telocation is more favorable than Gilat Satellite Networks.
Volatility & Risk
Pointer Telocation has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gilat Satellite Networks has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.
About Pointer Telocation
Pointer Telocation Ltd. provides mobile resource management (MRM) products and services for the automotive and insurance industries, and mobile assets management markets worldwide. It operates through MRM and Cellocator sgments. The MRM segment offers asset management, fleet management, stolen vehicle retrieval (SVR), and connected car services. The Cellocator segment designs, develops, and manufactures MRM products, such as fleet management products, including remote monitoring and control solutions comprising command and control center, and communications infrastructure; asset management products; and SVR products. The company was formerly known as Nexus Telocation Systems Ltd. and changed its name to Pointer Telocation Ltd. in January 2006. Pointer Telocation Ltd. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Rosh Haayin, Israel.
About Gilat Satellite Networks
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides broadband satellite communication (Satcom) network solutions and services worldwide. The company operates through Commercial, Mobility, and Services divisions. The company designs, manufactures, and provides network management and equipment for Satcom, as well as professional services to satellite operators and service providers. Its equipment consists of very small aperture terminals, solid-state power amplifiers, block up converters, low-profile antennas, and on-the-move/on-the-pause terminals. In addition, the company offers various solutions, including managed satellite communications services, network planning and optimization, satellite capacity, remote network operation, call center support, hub and field operations, and communication networks construction and installation services. Further, it provides connectivity services, Internet access, and telephony services to enterprise, government, and residential customers; and builds telecommunication infrastructure using fiber-optic and wireless technologies for broadband connectivity. Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. sells its products and solutions to communication service providers and operators, mobile network operators, and system integrators, as well as to defense and homeland security organizations, and directly to end-users. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Petah Tikva, Israel.
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