Head-To-Head Comparison: PC Tel (PCTI) and The Competition

PC Tel (NASDAQ: PCTI) is one of 42 public companies in the “Radio & t.v. communications equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare PC Tel to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PC Tel $91.44 million $3.82 million 74.00
PC Tel Competitors $3.90 billion $104.41 million 14.26



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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for PC Tel and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PC Tel 0 1 1 0 2.50
PC Tel Competitors 282 1290 1807 99 2.50

PC Tel presently has a consensus target price of $8.25, suggesting a potential upside of 11.49%. As a group, “Radio & t.v. communications equipment” companies have a potential upside of 14.38%. Given PC Tel’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe PC Tel has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares PC Tel and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PC Tel 4.09% 2.15% 1.86%
PC Tel Competitors -215.86% -27.49% -14.99%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

74.0% of PC Tel shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.7% of shares of all “Radio & t.v. communications equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.5% of PC Tel shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.5% of shares of all “Radio & t.v. communications equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

PC Tel pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. PC Tel pays out 220.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Radio & t.v. communications equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 46.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

PC Tel has a beta of 0.56, meaning that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PC Tel’s competitors have a beta of 1.05, meaning that their average stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

PC Tel competitors beat PC Tel on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About PC Tel

PCTEL, Inc. (PCTEL) delivers telecom solutions. The Company operates in two segments: Connected Solutions and RF Solutions. The RF Solutions segment develops and provides test equipment, software and engineering services for wireless networks. The Connected Solutions segment designs and delivers antennas and site solutions for wireless networks globally. PCTEL antennas and site solutions support networks across the world, including Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) for oil, gas and utilities, fleet management, industrial operations, healthcare, small cell and network timing deployment, defense, public safety, education and broadband access. Its SeeGull flex scanning receivers are used around the world for indoor and drive test applications, including baseline testing, acceptance testing, spectrum clearing, troubleshooting and network optimization. PCTEL provides wireless network testing, commissioning, optimization, design, integration and consulting services.

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