Head to Head Analysis: PowerFleet (PWFL) & Its Rivals

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

60.2% of PowerFleet shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.6% of shares of all “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.6% of PowerFleet shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.2% of shares of all “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for PowerFleet and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PowerFleet 0 0 1 0 3.00
PowerFleet Competitors 115 410 733 71 2.57

PowerFleet presently has a consensus price target of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 100.33%. As a group, “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 17.10%. Given PowerFleet’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe PowerFleet is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares PowerFleet and its peers’ 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 -19.93% 52.43% -4.70%

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PowerFleet $53.06 million -$5.81 million -27.23
PowerFleet Competitors $354.32 million $28.73 million -23.59

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

Volatility & 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 peers have a beta of 1.65, meaning that their average stock price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

PowerFleet peers beat PowerFleet on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

PowerFleet Company Profile

There is no company description available for PowerFleet Inc.

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