RadioIO (OTCMKTS:RAIO) and ORBCOMM (NASDAQ:ORBC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares RadioIO and ORBCOMM’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|ORBCOMM||$276.14 million||2.26||-$26.24 million||($0.33)||-23.70|
RadioIO has higher earnings, but lower revenue than ORBCOMM.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for RadioIO and ORBCOMM, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
ORBCOMM has a consensus price target of $9.25, indicating a potential upside of 18.29%. Given ORBCOMM’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe ORBCOMM is more favorable than RadioIO.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
87.6% of ORBCOMM shares are held by institutional investors. 40.4% of RadioIO shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.3% of ORBCOMM shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
RadioIO has a beta of 3.02, suggesting that its stock price is 202% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ORBCOMM has a beta of 1.02, suggesting that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares RadioIO and ORBCOMM’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
RadioIO beats ORBCOMM on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Radioio, Inc. operates an Internet media platform that provides streamed music to targeted audiences. Radioio broadcasts 140 streaming channels, and offers Internet radio services, including customized channels with various genres of music ranging from high-brow classical to acid rock. The company also provides a background music and messaging ecosystem for large franchise businesses and other vertical markets, such as retail, hospitality, and health and wellness. In addition, it offers Radioio live channels that stream live and pre-recorded talk radio content over the Internet to individual customers via advertising. The company was formerly known as ioWorldMedia, Incorporated and changed its name to Radioio, Inc. December 2013. Radioio, Inc. was incorporated in 1995 and is based in New York, New York.
ORBCOMM Inc. provides Internet of Things solutions in the United States, South America, Japan, Europe, and internationally. The company offers network connectivity, devices, device management, and Web reporting applications that are designed to track, monitor, control, and enhance security for various assets, such as trailers, trucks, rail cars, sea containers, power generators, fluid tanks, marine vessels, diesel or electric powered generators, oil and gas wells, pipeline monitoring equipment, irrigation control systems, and utility meters in transportation and supply chain, heavy equipment, fixed asset monitoring, and maritime industries, as well as for governments. It also provides satellite automatic identification service data services for vessel navigation and to enhance maritime safety for government and commercial customers; and vehicle fleet management, as well as in-cab and fleet vehicle solutions using various network platforms, including its own constellation of low-Earth orbit satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure, as well as terrestrial-based cellular communication services through reseller agreements with various cellular wireless providers. In addition, the company offers customer solutions utilizing additional satellite network service options through service agreements with third party mobile satellite providers; and resells service using the two-way Inmarsat satellite network to provide higher bandwidth. It markets and sells its products and services directly to original equipment manufacturers, government customers, and end-users, as well as indirectly through market channel partners and affiliates. The company has a strategic alliance with Inmarsat plc. ORBCOMM Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Rochelle Park, New Jersey.
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