pdvWireless (NASDAQ: ATEX) is one of 76 publicly-traded companies in the “Telephone communication, except radio” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare pdvWireless to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for pdvWireless and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
pdvWireless 0 0 0 0 N/A
pdvWireless Competitors 905 2451 2328 130 2.29

As a group, “Telephone communication, except radio” companies have a potential upside of 24.57%. Given pdvWireless’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe pdvWireless has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

pdvWireless has a beta of 0.23, indicating that its stock price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, pdvWireless’ competitors have a beta of 0.66, indicating that their average stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares pdvWireless and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
pdvWireless -646.34% -17.68% -16.45%
pdvWireless Competitors -25.33% 10.04% 1.95%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.9% of pdvWireless shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.8% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.7% of pdvWireless shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.7% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares pdvWireless and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
pdvWireless $6.50 million -$41.99 million -15.61
pdvWireless Competitors $17.25 billion $1.61 billion 38.76

pdvWireless’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than pdvWireless. pdvWireless is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


pdvWireless competitors beat pdvWireless on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

pdvWireless Company Profile

pdvWireless, Inc., a wireless communication company, provides network and mobile communication solutions to infrastructure and enterprise customers primarily in the United States. It offers pdvConnect service, the company's proprietary cloud-based mobile resource management solution; TeamConnect service, which combines pdvConnect with push-to-talk mobile communication services involving digital network architecture and mobile devices; and Diga-talk, a mobile communication that provides nationwide two-way digital communication services. 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.

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