Reviewing NIC Inc. (EGOV)’s and pdvWireless Inc. (NASDAQ:PDVW)’s results

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV) and pdvWireless Inc. (NASDAQ:PDVW) are two firms in the Application Software that compete against each other. Below is a comparison of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NIC Inc. 344.90M 3.36 57.64M 0.87 19.40
pdvWireless Inc. 6.97M 76.43 40.79M -2.41 0.00

Table 1 highlights NIC Inc. and pdvWireless Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.


Table 2 demonstrates the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of NIC Inc. and pdvWireless Inc.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NIC Inc. 16.71% 29.1% 19.1%
pdvWireless Inc. -585.22% -22.6% -21.2%

Volatility & Risk

NIC Inc. has a 0.99 beta, while its volatility is 1.00% which is less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. pdvWireless Inc. on the other hand, has 0.56 beta which makes it 44.00% less volatile compared to Standard & Poor’s 500.


The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of NIC Inc. are 3.2 and 3.2 respectively. Its competitor pdvWireless Inc.’s Current Ratio is 10.7 and its Quick Ratio is 10.7. pdvWireless Inc. can pay off short and long-term obligations better than NIC Inc.


NIC Inc. pays out $0.32 per share annually while its annual dividend yield is 1.88%. No dividend is paid out by pdvWireless Inc.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

The shares of both NIC Inc. and pdvWireless Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 89.8% and 90% respectively. About 0.3% of NIC Inc.’s share are held by insiders. On the other hand, insiders held about 3.1% of pdvWireless Inc.’s shares.


Here are 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)
NIC Inc. -0.99% 3.17% 29.75% 0.71% 25.8% 35.58%
pdvWireless Inc. -9.96% -4.76% -16.06% 28.49% 19.69% 2.75%

For the past year NIC Inc. has stronger performance than pdvWireless Inc.


NIC Inc. beats pdvWireless Inc. on 10 of the 12 factors.

NIC Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides digital government services that enable governments to use technology to provide various services to businesses and citizens in the United States. The companyÂ’s Outsourced Portals business enters into long-term contracts with state and local governments to design, build, and operate Internet-based, enterprise-wide portals on their behalf. These portals consist of Websites and applications that enable businesses and citizens to access government information online and complete transactions, such as applying for a permit, retrieving government records, or filing a government-mandated form or report. Its portal service offerings include motor vehicle driver history record retrieval; vehicle title, lien, and registration; motor vehicle inspections; temporary vehicle tags; driverÂ’s license renewal; hunting and fishing licenses; health professional license services; professional license renewal; business registrations and renewals; secretary of state business searches; Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) searches and filings; limited criminal history searches; court services; vital records; income and property tax payments; and payment processing products and services. The companyÂ’s software & services business provides software development and payment processing services to state and local governments, as well as federal agencies. In addition, it develops and manages the pre-employment screening program for motor carriers using transaction-based business model. Further, the company offers consulting, application development, and portal management services to governments. NIC Inc. was founded in 1991 and is based in Olathe, Kansas.

pdvWireless, Inc. operates as a wireless communications carrier, and provider of network and mobile communication solutions to infrastructure and enterprise customers. The company is deploying push-to-talk networks and two-way radio service to businesses in industry verticals, such as construction, distribution, transportation, field services, waste management, and hospitality. It offers DispatchPlus service, which combines pdvConnect, a proprietary suite of mobile communication and workforce management applications with digital network architecture and mobile devices supplied by Motorola Solutions, Inc. The companyÂ’s mobile communication and workforce management solutions enable businesses to locate and communicate with their field workers, as well as enhance the documentation of work events and job status. pdvWireless, Inc. primarily markets its DispatchPlus service indirectly through third-party dealers, with sales, marketing, and advertising support from its internal sales and marketing team. 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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