Contrasting PFO Global (PFGBQ) and Inseego (INSG)

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

25.5% of Inseego shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Inseego shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

PFO Global has a beta of -1.14, suggesting that its share price is 214% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Inseego has a beta of 0.59, suggesting that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares PFO Global and Inseego’s 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
Inseego -3.98% N/A -5.06%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for PFO Global and Inseego, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PFO Global 0 0 0 0 N/A
Inseego 0 0 4 0 3.00

Inseego has a consensus target price of $6.00, indicating a potential upside of 20.00%. Given Inseego’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Inseego is more favorable than PFO Global.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PFO Global and Inseego’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PFO Global N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Inseego $219.30 million 1.67 -$45.73 million ($0.78) -6.41

PFO Global has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Inseego.

Summary

Inseego beats PFO Global on 6 of the 8 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 Inseego

Inseego Corp., together with its subsidiaries, provides software-as-a-service (SaaS), Internet of Things (IoT), and mobile solutions worldwide. The company sells SaaS, software, and service solutions across multiple IoT vertical markets, including fleet management and vehicle telematics, aviation, usage-based insurance, stolen vehicle recovery, asset tracking and monitoring, business connectivity, and subscription management. Its SaaS delivery platforms include Ctrack platforms, which provide fleet, vehicle, aviation, asset, and other telematics applications; and Device Management Solutions, a hosted SaaS platform that helps organizations to manage the selection, deployment, and spend of their wireless assets. The company also provides a range of wireless hardware products address various markets, such as fleet and commercial telematics, after-market telematics, smart city infrastructure management, and remote monitoring and control, as well as security, connected home, and wireless surveillance systems. Its hardware products include mobile hotspots under MiFi brand name; and wireless routers, USB modems, and telematics and mobile tracking hardware devices supported by applications software and cloud services. Inseego Corp. serves wireless operators, distributors, direct sales force, original equipment manufacturers, and other companies. The company was formerly known as Novatel Wireless Inc. and changed its name to Inseego Corp. in November 2016. Inseego Corp. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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