Head-To-Head Review: PowerFleet (PWFL) & Its Peers

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

Volatility and Risk

PowerFleet has a beta of 1.26, meaning that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PowerFleet’s competitors have a beta of 1.65, meaning that their average stock price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PowerFleet and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PowerFleet $53.06 million -$5.81 million -29.45
PowerFleet Competitors $354.32 million $28.74 million -23.52

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

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PowerFleet 0 0 1 0 3.00
PowerFleet Competitors 115 413 736 72 2.57

PowerFleet currently has a consensus target price of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 85.19%. As a group, “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 16.32%. Given PowerFleet’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe PowerFleet is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares PowerFleet and its competitors’ 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 -5.61% 66.56% -2.25%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

60.1% of PowerFleet shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.6% of shares of all “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.6% of PowerFleet shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.2% of shares of all “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

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

PowerFleet Company Profile

There is no company description available for PowerFleet Inc.

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