pdvWireless (NASDAQ:PDVW) and Telekom Austria (OTCMKTS:TKAGY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares pdvWireless and Telekom Austria’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|pdvWireless||$6.36 million||82.84||-$24.56 million||($2.33)||-15.58|
|Telekom Austria||$4.95 billion||0.96||$389.34 million||$1.36||10.49|
Telekom Austria has higher revenue and earnings than pdvWireless. pdvWireless is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Telekom Austria, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares pdvWireless and Telekom Austria’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
89.9% of pdvWireless shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.4% of pdvWireless shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Telekom Austria pays an annual dividend of $0.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. pdvWireless does not pay a dividend. Telekom Austria pays out 33.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Risk & Volatility
pdvWireless has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telekom Austria has a beta of 0.55, suggesting that its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for pdvWireless and Telekom Austria, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
pdvWireless currently has a consensus price target of $59.00, suggesting a potential upside of 62.49%. Given pdvWireless’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe pdvWireless is more favorable than Telekom Austria.
pdvWireless, Inc., a wireless communication company, provides network and mobile communication solutions to infrastructure and enterprise customers primarily in the United States. It offers TeamConnect service, which combines pdvConnect, a proprietary suite of mobile communication and workforce management applications with digital network architecture and mobile devices supplied by Motorola Solutions, Inc. The company's mobile communication and workforce management solutions enable businesses to locate and communicate with their field workers, as well as enhance the documentation of work events and job status. pdvWireless, Inc. primarily markets its TeamConnect services to customers indirectly through third-party dealers, with sales, marketing, and advertising support from its internal sales and marketing team. The company was formerly known as Pacific DataVision, Inc. and changed its name to pdvWireless, Inc. in November 2015. pdvWireless, Inc. was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Woodland Park, New Jersey.
About Telekom Austria
Telekom Austria Aktiengesellschaft, together with its subsidiaries, provides fixed-line and mobile communications services to individuals, commercial and non-commercial organizations, and other national and foreign carriers. Its fixed-line services include access, Internet, fixed-to-mobile calls, international traffic, voice value-added services, interconnection, call center services, data and ICT solutions, television services, and public payphone services; and mobile communications services comprise digital mobile communications services, including value-added services, text and multimedia messaging, m-commerce, and information services. The company also provides voice telephony, convergent products, Internet access, data and IT solutions, value added services, wholesale services, and IP television and payment solutions, as well as mobile telephone and satellite television services. In addition, it sells end-user terminal equipment; and sets up customer lines that include installation work. As of December 31, 2017, the company provided mobile communication services to approximately 20.7 million customers; and had approximately 6.0 million fixed-line revenue generating units. It has operations in Austria, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Croatia, the Republic of Serbia, and the Republic of Macedonia. The company is headquartered in Vienna, Austria. Telekom Austria Aktiengesellschaft is a subsidiary of América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V.
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