Analyzing ORBCOMM (ORBC) and Its Competitors
ORBCOMM (NASDAQ: ORBC) is one of 36 public companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare ORBCOMM to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation and risk.
This is a summary of recent ratings for ORBCOMM and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
ORBCOMM currently has a consensus price target of $13.30, indicating a potential upside of 32.47%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 20.09%. Given ORBCOMM’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe ORBCOMM is more favorable than its competitors.
Volatility and Risk
ORBCOMM has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ORBCOMM’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares ORBCOMM and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|ORBCOMM||$202.00 million||$36.94 million||-22.31|
|ORBCOMM Competitors||$28.18 billion||$8.25 billion||-5.46|
ORBCOMM’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than ORBCOMM. ORBCOMM 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.
This table compares ORBCOMM and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
77.2% of ORBCOMM shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.3% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.5% of ORBCOMM shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
ORBCOMM beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
ORBCOMM Inc. is a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, including network connectivity, devices, device management and Web reporting applications. The Company’s IoT products and services are designed to track, monitor and manage security for a range of assets, such as trailers, trucks, rail cars, sea containers, generators, fluid tanks, marine vessels, diesel or electric powered generators (gensets), oil and gas wells, pipeline monitoring equipment, irrigation control systems, and utility meters, in industries for transportation and supply chain, heavy equipment, fixed asset monitoring, maritime and government. It also provides Automatic Identification System (AIS) data services to assist in vessel navigation and to manage maritime safety for government and commercial customers across the world. It provides its services using various network platforms, including its own constellation of low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites.
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