pdvWireless (NASDAQ:PDVW) and ATN International (NASDAQ:ATNI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares pdvWireless and ATN International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|pdvWireless||$6.50 million||101.16||-$41.99 million||($2.88)||-15.47|
|ATN International||$451.21 million||2.06||$19.82 million||$1.29||45.16|
ATN International has higher revenue and earnings than pdvWireless. pdvWireless is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ATN International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk and Volatility
pdvWireless has a beta of 0.28, indicating that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ATN International has a beta of 0.39, indicating that its stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares pdvWireless and ATN International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of recent recommendations for pdvWireless and ATN International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
pdvWireless currently has a consensus price target of $80.00, suggesting a potential upside of 79.57%. ATN International has a consensus price target of $70.00, suggesting a potential upside of 20.15%. Given pdvWireless’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe pdvWireless is more favorable than ATN International.
ATN International pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. pdvWireless does not pay a dividend. ATN International pays out 52.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
89.3% of pdvWireless shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.4% of ATN International shares are held by institutional investors. 12.4% of pdvWireless shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.3% of ATN International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
ATN International beats pdvWireless on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
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 ATN International
ATN International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides wireless and wireline telecommunications services in North America, India, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. It operates through three segments: U.S. Telecom, International Telecom, and Renewable Energy. The U.S. Telecom segment offers wireless and wireline services; wholesale wireless voice and data roaming services to wireless carriers principally in the Southwest and Midwest the United States; and retail wireless, wireline, and wholesale long-distance voice services to telecommunications carriers. The International Telecom segment provides wireless services, including voice and data services to retail customers in Bermuda, Guyana, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and wireline services, such as voice and data services in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Guyana, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as video services in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This segment also offers wholesale long-distance voice services to other telecommunications carriers. The Renewable Energy segment provides distributed generation solar power to corporate, utility, and municipal customers in India, as well as in Massachusetts, California, and New Jersey. As of December 31, 2018, it operated 12 retail stores in U.S. Telecom segment and 19 retail stores in International Telecom segment. The company was formerly known as Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. and changed its name to ATN International, Inc. in June 2016. ATN International, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts.
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