PFO Global (OTCMKTS:PFGBQ) and Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PFO Global and Iridium Communications’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PFO Global $3.40 million 0.00 -$15.66 million N/A N/A
Iridium Communications $448.05 million 5.38 $233.85 million $0.70 30.96

Iridium Communications has higher revenue and earnings than PFO Global.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for PFO Global and Iridium Communications, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PFO Global 0 0 0 0 N/A
Iridium Communications 1 1 2 1 2.60

Iridium Communications has a consensus target price of $21.44, indicating a potential downside of 1.07%.

Risk and Volatility

PFO Global has a beta of -0.4, indicating that its share price is 140% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Iridium Communications has a beta of 2.05, indicating that its share price is 105% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.1% of Iridium Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.6% of Iridium Communications shares are owned 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 PFO Global and Iridium Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PFO Global N/A N/A N/A
Iridium Communications 26.88% 1.01% 0.40%

Summary

Iridium Communications beats PFO Global on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PFO Global

PFO Global, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells prescription lenses, finished eyewear, and vision technologies for optometrist's marketplace worldwide. It offers SmartCalc, a proprietary software used to manufacture digital lens designs; and SmartEyewear, a business-to-business online ordering software system, which allows eye care providers to provide various information for patient's eyewear package and unique use. The company also distributes distortion free polycarbonate lenses under the Resolution brand name. Its customers include opticians and optometrists for ophthalmic lenses and complete eyewear; and prescription laboratories for lenses. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. PFO Global, Inc. is a subsidiary of Carpathian Resources Ltd.

About Iridium Communications

Iridium Communications Inc. provides mobile voice and data communications services through satellite to businesses, the U.S. and foreign governments, non-governmental organizations, and consumers worldwide. The company offers postpaid mobile voice and data satellite communications; prepaid mobile voice satellite communications; push-to-talk; broadband data; and Internet of things (IoT) services. It also provides other services, such as inbound connections from the public switched telephone network, short message, subscriber identity module, activation, customer reactivation, and other peripheral services. In addition, the company offers voice and data solutions comprising personnel tracking devices; asset tracking devices for equipment, vehicles, and aircrafts; beyond-line-of-sight aircraft communications applications; submarine communications applications; specialized communications solutions for high-value individuals; mobile communications and data devices for the military and intelligence community, such as secure satellite handsets, as well as netted voice, messaging, and paging services; and maintenance services for the department of defense's dedicated gateway. Further, it provides satellite handsets, personal connectivity devices, voice and data modems, broadband data devices, and IoT data devices; various accessories for its devices that include batteries, holsters, earbud headphones, portable auxiliary antennas, antenna adaptors, USB data cables, charging units, and others; and engineering and support services. Iridium Communications Inc. sells its products and services to commercial end users through a wholesale distribution network that include service providers, and value-added resellers and manufacturers. The company was formerly known as Iridium Holdings LLC and changed its name to Iridium Communications Inc. in September 2009. Iridium Communications Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

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