ORBCOMM (NASDAQ: ORBC) is one of 36 public companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare ORBCOMM to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for ORBCOMM and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ORBCOMM 0 0 6 0 3.00
ORBCOMM Competitors 509 1567 1746 56 2.35

ORBCOMM presently has a consensus price target of $13.30, suggesting a potential upside of 14.07%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 18.63%. Given ORBCOMM’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe ORBCOMM has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

ORBCOMM has a beta of 0.89, indicating that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ORBCOMM’s peers have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

77.2% of ORBCOMM shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.3% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.5% of ORBCOMM shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ORBCOMM -15.52% -6.16% -3.25%
ORBCOMM Competitors -998.11% 3.28% -6.34%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ORBCOMM and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
ORBCOMM $202.00 million $36.94 million -25.91
ORBCOMM Competitors $27.19 billion $8.09 billion 7.49

ORBCOMM’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than ORBCOMM. ORBCOMM 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.

ORBCOMM Company Profile

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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