Comparison of Pointer Telocation Ltd. (PNTR) and Casa Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CASA)

As Communication Equipment businesses, Pointer Telocation Ltd. (NASDAQ:PNTR) and Casa Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CASA), are affected by compare. This especially applies to their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pointer Telocation Ltd. 75.16M 1.61 5.83M 0.84 17.25
Casa Systems Inc. 243.54M 1.94 39.89M 0.42 16.06

Table 1 demonstrates Pointer Telocation Ltd. and Casa Systems Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Casa Systems Inc. seems to has lower earnings, but higher revenue compared to Pointer Telocation Ltd. Currently more expensive of the two stocks is the company with a higher P/E ratio. Pointer Telocation Ltd. has been trading at a higher P/E ratio than Casa Systems Inc., which means that it is at the moment the more expensive of the two companies.

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
Pointer Telocation Ltd. 7.76% 10.8% 7.6%
Casa Systems Inc. 16.38% 47.9% 8.3%

Liquidity

Pointer Telocation Ltd.’s Current Ratio is 1.9 while its Quick Ratio is 1.5. On the competitive side is, Casa Systems Inc. which has a 5.1 Current Ratio and a 4.2 Quick Ratio. Casa Systems Inc. is better positioned to pay off short and long-term obligations compared to Pointer Telocation Ltd.

Analyst Recommendations

The following table delivered below contains the ratings and recommendations for Pointer Telocation Ltd. and Casa Systems Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pointer Telocation Ltd. 0 1 0 2.00
Casa Systems Inc. 0 0 1 3.00

The average target price of Pointer Telocation Ltd. is $19.75, with potential upside of 33.36%. Competitively the average target price of Casa Systems Inc. is $12, which is potential 112.77% upside. Based on the results delivered earlier, Casa Systems Inc. is looking more favorable than Pointer Telocation Ltd., analysts opinion.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors held 51.9% of Pointer Telocation Ltd. shares and 67.4% of Casa Systems Inc. shares. Insiders held 18% of Pointer Telocation Ltd. shares. Insiders Comparatively, held 17.4% of Casa Systems Inc. shares.

Performance

In this table we show 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)
Pointer Telocation Ltd. -5.36% -6.21% 13.2% 15.46% 8.54% 19.26%
Casa Systems Inc. -3.86% -23.78% -44.06% -57.3% -67.04% -48.74%

For the past year Pointer Telocation Ltd. has 19.26% stronger performance while Casa Systems Inc. has -48.74% weaker performance.

Summary

Casa Systems Inc. beats Pointer Telocation Ltd. on 11 of the 15 factors.

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.

Casa Systems, Inc. provides software-centric broadband products in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. The company offers converged cable access platform solutions that allow cable service providers to deliver voice, video, and data services over a single platform at multi-gigabit speeds. It also provides solutions for next-generation distributed and virtualized architectures in cable operator, fixed telecom, and wireless networks. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts.

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