PowerFleet (NASDAQ:PWFL) & Track Group (NASDAQ:TRCK) Financial Analysis

PowerFleet (NASDAQ:PWFL) and Track Group (OTCMKTS:TRCK) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares PowerFleet and Track Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PowerFleet -16.63% -11.39% -5.62%
Track Group -8.57% 2,296.26% 6.89%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for PowerFleet and Track Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PowerFleet 0 0 2 0 3.00
Track Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

PowerFleet currently has a consensus price target of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 106.90%. Given PowerFleet’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe PowerFleet is more favorable than Track Group.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

60.1% of PowerFleet shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.6% of PowerFleet shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of Track Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

PowerFleet has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Track Group has a beta of 0.89, meaning that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PowerFleet and Track Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PowerFleet $53.06 million 2.02 -$5.81 million ($0.22) -26.36
Track Group $30.57 million 0.15 -$5.42 million N/A N/A

Track Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than PowerFleet.

Summary

PowerFleet beats Track Group on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PowerFleet

There is no company description available for PowerFleet Inc.

About Track Group

Track Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets location tracking devices; and develops and sells various related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and monitoring applications. The company's products and services include a portfolio of hardware and software applications, including ReliAlert XC3, a GPS device that enables agencies to track offender movements and communicate directly with offenders through a patented on-board two/three-way voice communication technology; Shadow, an offender tracking device with 3G compliant; TrackerPAL, a cloud-based monitoring system; and TrackerPAL Mobile, a mobile application of the TrackerPAL software for Android and iOS devices. It also provides data analytics services; BACtrack, a smartphone-based remote alcohol monitoring system; Violence Smartphone Application that creates a mobile geo-zone around a survivor of domestic abuse and communicates with the offender's tracking device; InTouch, a smartphone monitoring and supervision application for the criminal justice market to compliment traditional Electronic Monitoring Solutions; SecureCuff steel bands; and RF Beacon, a self-contained and short-range transmitting station that provides a radio frequency signal communicating with assigned offender GPS devices, as well as product support services. Track Group, Inc. sells its products primarily in the United States, Latin American countries, and the Caribbean countries. The company was formerly known as SecureAlert, Inc. and changed its name to Track Group, Inc. in May 2015. Track Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Naperville, Illinois.

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