Analyzing Pointer Telocation (PNTR) and Its Rivals

Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ: PNTR) is one of 43 publicly-traded companies in the “Radio & t.v. communications equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Pointer Telocation to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Pointer Telocation and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Pointer Telocation $78.15 million $16.51 million 12.90
Pointer Telocation Competitors $4.86 billion $256.26 million 19.00

Pointer Telocation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Pointer Telocation. Pointer Telocation 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.

Profitability

This table compares Pointer Telocation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pointer Telocation 20.90% 15.94% 10.26%
Pointer Telocation Competitors -296.71% -35.46% -12.35%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

13.1% of Pointer Telocation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.6% of shares of all “Radio & t.v. communications equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Pointer Telocation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.7% of shares of all “Radio & t.v. communications equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Pointer Telocation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pointer Telocation 0 0 4 0 3.00
Pointer Telocation Competitors 300 1345 1841 105 2.49

Pointer Telocation currently has a consensus price target of $19.75, suggesting a potential upside of 36.68%. As a group, “Radio & t.v. communications equipment” companies have a potential upside of 19.80%. Given Pointer Telocation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Pointer Telocation is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Pointer Telocation has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pointer Telocation’s peers have a beta of 1.01, suggesting that their average stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Pointer Telocation peers beat Pointer Telocation on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

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.

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