CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) and Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (NYSE:MBT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares CalAmp Corp. and Mobile TeleSystems OJSC’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CalAmp Corp.||$351.10 million||2.19||-$7.90 million||$0.12||180.10|
|Mobile TeleSystems OJSC||$5.80 billion||1.88||$727.11 million||$0.96||11.39|
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC has higher revenue and earnings than CalAmp Corp.. Mobile TeleSystems OJSC is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CalAmp Corp., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility & Risk
CalAmp Corp. has a beta of 1.66, suggesting that its stock price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mobile TeleSystems OJSC has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares CalAmp Corp. and Mobile TeleSystems OJSC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Mobile TeleSystems OJSC||12.42%||40.25%||10.03%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings for CalAmp Corp. and Mobile TeleSystems OJSC, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Mobile TeleSystems OJSC||0||2||3||0||2.60|
CalAmp Corp. presently has a consensus price target of $24.83, suggesting a potential upside of 14.92%. Mobile TeleSystems OJSC has a consensus price target of $10.97, suggesting a potential upside of 0.34%. Given CalAmp Corp.’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CalAmp Corp. is more favorable than Mobile TeleSystems OJSC.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
71.0% of CalAmp Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.3% of Mobile TeleSystems OJSC shares are held by institutional investors. 5.3% of CalAmp Corp. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Mobile TeleSystems OJSC shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.4%. CalAmp Corp. does not pay a dividend. Mobile TeleSystems OJSC pays out 72.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
About CalAmp Corp.
CalAmp Corp. (CalAmp) is a provider of wireless communications solutions for a range of applications to customers globally. The Company operates through two business segments: Wireless DataCom and Satellite. The Company’s Wireless DataCom segment offers solutions for mobile resource management (MRM) applications, the machine-to-machine (M2M) communications space and other markets that require connectivity anytime and anywhere. The Company’s MRM and M2M solutions collect, monitor and report data and intelligence from remote and mobile assets. The Company delivers products, software services and solutions for energy, government, transportation and automotive vertical markets. The Company’s Satellite segment develops, manufactures and sells direct-broadcast satellite (DBS) outdoor customer premise equipment and whole home video networking devices enabling the delivery of digital and high definition satellite television services. Its satellite products are sold primarily to EchoStar.
About Mobile TeleSystems OJSC
Mobil’nye Telesistemy PAO is a Russia-based provider of telecommunications services. The Company provides mobile and fixed-line voice and data telecommunications services, including data transfer, broadband, pay-television (pay-TV) and various value-added services, as well as selling equipment and accessories. The Company operates through segments, which include Russia convergent, Moscow fixed line and Ukraine. Its Russia Convergent segment includes mobile and fixed-line operations, which encompasses services rendered to customers across regions of Russia, including voice and data services, transmission, broadband, pay-TV and other value-added services. Its Moscow fixed-line segment includes fixed-line operations carried out in Moscow by the Company’s subsidiary MGTS. Its Ukraine segment includes mobile and fixed-line operations carried out across multiple regions of Ukraine. The Company also offers software solutions, such as LiteBox, a cloud-based tool for online cash operations.
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