Pointer Telocation Ltd. (PNTR) and Its Peers Financial Results Comparison

As Communication Equipment company, Pointer Telocation Ltd. (NASDAQ:PNTR) is competing with its rivals based on the analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

63.1% of Pointer Telocation Ltd.’s shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.47% of all Communication Equipment’s companies shares are held by institutional investors. On other hand Pointer Telocation Ltd. has 18% of its shares held by company insiders vs. an average of 10.64% insiders ownership for its peers.


Table 1 has Pointer Telocation Ltd. and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pointer Telocation Ltd. 8.91% 0.00% 0.00%
Industry Average 8.06% 23.30% 7.95%

Earnings & Valuation

In next table we are comparing Pointer Telocation Ltd. and its peers’ valuation, top-line revenue and net income.

Net Income Gross Revenue Price/Earnings Ratio
Pointer Telocation Ltd. 6.93M 77.79M 6.93
Industry Average 123.59M 1.53B 50.31

Pointer Telocation Ltd. has lower revenue and P/E Ratio than its competitors. The company has a lower P/E ratio which is presently more affordable in contrast to its peers.

Analyst Recommendations

Table 3 shows breakdown of current ratings for Pointer Telocation Ltd. and its peers.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pointer Telocation Ltd. 0 0 1 3.00
Industry Average 1.17 2.76 2.17 2.65

$24.5 is the consensus price target of Pointer Telocation Ltd., with a potential upside of 53.80%. As a group, Communication Equipment companies have a potential upside of 79.05%. Given Pointer Telocation Ltd.’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Pointer Telocation Ltd. is more favorable than its rivals.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of Pointer Telocation Ltd. and its peers.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Pointer Telocation Ltd. -3.85% 4.85% 20.31% 6.72% -7.42% 15.06%
Industry Average 8.41% 12.96% 16.49% 19.22% 49.60% 24.95%

For the past year Pointer Telocation Ltd. was less bullish than its rivals.


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Pointer Telocation Ltd. are 1.9 and 1.5. Competitively, Pointer Telocation Ltd.’s competitors have 3.46 and 2.70 for Current and Quick Ratio. Pointer Telocation Ltd.’s competitors have better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Pointer Telocation Ltd.

Volatility and Risk

Pointer Telocation Ltd. is 48.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 because the stock has a beta of 0.52. In other hand, Pointer Telocation Ltd.’s rivals have beta of 1.12 which is 11.72% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.


Pointer Telocation Ltd. does not pay a dividend.


On 6 of the 6 factors Pointer Telocation Ltd.’s competitors beat Pointer Telocation Ltd.

Pointer Telocation Ltd. provides mobile resource management (MRM) products and services for the automotive, insurance industries, and other mobile tracking markets worldwide. It operates in three segments: Cellocator, MRM, and Roadside Assistance (RSA). The Cellocator segment designs, develops, and manufactures MRM products comprising asset tracking; fleet management; and stolen vehicle retrieval (SVR) products consisting of remote monitoring and control solutions, such as installation in vehicles, command and control center products, and communication infrastructure products. The MRM segment offers asset tracking, fleet management, and SVR services. The RSA segment provides roadside assistance services, such as towing services, temporary vehicle replacement services, and mobile automobile repair services, as well as vehicle body work and replacement parts installation services; and emergency home repair and other services, such as household plumbing repair services for insurance companies, including installation, water damage repair, and replacement of water heaters. The company was formerly known as Nexus Telocation Systems Ltd. and changed its name to Pointer Telocation Ltd. in January 2006. Pointer Telocation Ltd. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Rosh Haayin, Israel.