FleetMatics Group PLC (NYSE: FLTX) is one of 97 publicly-traded companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare FleetMatics Group PLC to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for FleetMatics Group PLC and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FleetMatics Group PLC 0 0 0 0 N/A
FleetMatics Group PLC Competitors 343 2044 3882 107 2.59

As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 2.68%. Given FleetMatics Group PLC’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe FleetMatics Group PLC has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

FleetMatics Group PLC has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FleetMatics Group PLC’s competitors have a beta of 1.13, meaning that their average share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares FleetMatics Group PLC and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FleetMatics Group PLC -0.96% -0.98% -0.76%
FleetMatics Group PLC Competitors -25.34% -211.44% -8.21%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

95.9% of FleetMatics Group PLC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.2% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 23.4% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares FleetMatics Group PLC and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
FleetMatics Group PLC N/A N/A 73.17
FleetMatics Group PLC Competitors $1.27 billion $348.15 million 37.17

FleetMatics Group PLC’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than FleetMatics Group PLC. FleetMatics Group PLC 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.

About FleetMatics Group PLC

Fleetmatics Group Limited, formerly Fleetmatics Group PLC, is a holding company. The Company is a provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses of all sizes delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS). The Company’s mobile software platform enables businesses to manage their local fleets of commercial vehicles. The Company offers Web-based and mobile application solutions that provide fleet operators with access to vehicle location, fuel usage, speed and mileage and others into their mobile workforce. The Company’s product offerings include Fleetmatics REVEAL, a business intelligence-based fleet management solution for small and midsize businesses (SMBs); Fleetmatics REVEAL+, which extends Fleetmatics REVEAL to larger enterprises, and Fleetmatics WORK, a field service management solution. Its fleet management offering consists of tracking alerts, route replay, timeline view, places, driver-centricity and money-based metrics.

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