Reviewing BK Technologies Inc. (BKTI)’s and Pointer Telocation Ltd. (NASDAQ:PNTR)’s results

BK Technologies Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:BKTI) and Pointer Telocation Ltd. (NASDAQ:PNTR) compete with each other in the Communication Equipment sector. We will analyze and contrast their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BK Technologies Inc. 49.38M 1.12 N/A -0.18 0.00
Pointer Telocation Ltd. 77.79M 1.52 6.93M 2.02 6.93

Table 1 demonstrates BK Technologies Inc. and Pointer Telocation Ltd.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Profitability

Table 2 hightlights the return on equity, net margins and return on assets of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BK Technologies Inc. 0.00% 0% 0%
Pointer Telocation Ltd. 8.91% 0% 0%

Risk and Volatility

BK Technologies Inc. is 109.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 because the company has a beta of -0.09. Pointer Telocation Ltd. has a 0.52 beta and it is 48.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.

Liquidity

BK Technologies Inc.’s Current Ratio and Quick Ratio are 3.1 and 2 respectively. The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of its competitor Pointer Telocation Ltd. are 1.9 and 1.5 respectively. BK Technologies Inc. therefore has a better chance of paying off short and long-term obligations compared to Pointer Telocation Ltd.

Dividends

BK Technologies Inc. pays out an annual dividend of $0.08 per share while its dividend yield is 1.91%. No dividend is paid out for Pointer Telocation Ltd.

Analyst Recommendations

The table delivered features the ratings and recommendations for BK Technologies Inc. and Pointer Telocation Ltd.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
BK Technologies Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Pointer Telocation Ltd. 0 0 1 3.00

Competitively Pointer Telocation Ltd. has an average target price of $24.5, with potential upside of 68.27%.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

BK Technologies Inc. and Pointer Telocation Ltd. has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 76.3% and 63.1%. Insiders held 0.9% of BK Technologies Inc. shares. Competitively, insiders own roughly 18% of Pointer Telocation Ltd.’s shares.

Performance

In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
BK Technologies Inc. -0.25% -0.25% 11.91% 4.94% 9.19% 7.73%
Pointer Telocation Ltd. -3.85% 4.85% 20.31% 6.72% -7.42% 15.06%

For the past year BK Technologies Inc. has weaker performance than Pointer Telocation Ltd.

Summary

Pointer Telocation Ltd. beats on 8 of the 10 factors BK Technologies Inc.

BK Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets wireless communications products in the United States and internationally. The company offers two-way land mobile radios, repeaters, base stations, and related components and subsystems under BK Technologies, BK Radio, and RELM brand names. Its BK Technologies and BK Radio branded products include land-mobile radio equipment for professional radio users primarily in government, public safety, and military applications, as well as P-25 digital products; and RELM branded products provide two-way communications for commercial and industrial concerns, such as hotels, construction firms, schools, and transportation services. The company was formerly known as RELM Wireless Corporation and changed its name to BK Technologies, Inc. in June 2018. BK Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in West Melbourne, Florida.

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.

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