Critical 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 weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare PowerFleet to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for PowerFleet and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PowerFleet 0 0 1 0 3.00
PowerFleet Competitors 116 414 736 72 2.57

PowerFleet presently has a consensus price target of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 92.00%. As a group, “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 14.76%. Given PowerFleet’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe PowerFleet is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider 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 hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

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%

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PowerFleet $53.06 million -$5.81 million -28.41
PowerFleet Competitors $354.32 million $28.74 million -22.98

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.

Risk & Volatility

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

Summary

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

About PowerFleet

There is no company description available for PowerFleet Inc.

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