CalAmp Corp. (CAMP) vs. Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MBT) Financial Survey

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (NYSE: MBT) and CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ:CAMP) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Mobile TeleSystems OJSC and CalAmp Corp., as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC 0 2 3 0 2.60
CalAmp Corp. 1 2 5 0 2.50

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC presently has a consensus price target of $10.97, suggesting a potential downside of 0.75%. CalAmp Corp. has a consensus price target of $24.83, suggesting a potential upside of 17.14%. Given CalAmp Corp.’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CalAmp Corp. is more favorable than Mobile TeleSystems OJSC.

Profitability

This table compares Mobile TeleSystems OJSC and CalAmp Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC 12.42% 40.25% 10.03%
CalAmp Corp. 1.31% 18.18% 7.47%

Dividends

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. CalAmp Corp. does not pay a dividend. Mobile TeleSystems OJSC pays out 80.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

32.3% of Mobile TeleSystems OJSC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.1% of CalAmp Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Mobile TeleSystems OJSC shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.3% of CalAmp Corp. shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mobile TeleSystems OJSC and CalAmp Corp.’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC $5.80 billion 1.90 $727.11 million $0.87 12.70
CalAmp Corp. $351.10 million 2.15 -$7.90 million $0.12 176.68

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC has higher revenue and earnings than CalAmp Corp.. Mobile TeleSystems OJSC is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CalAmp Corp., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC has a beta of 0.95, indicating that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CalAmp Corp. has a beta of 1.66, indicating that its stock price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500.

About Mobile TeleSystems OJSC

Mobil’nye Telesistemy PAO is a Russia-based provider of telecommunications services. The Company provides mobile and fixed-line voice and data telecommunications services, including data transfer, broadband, pay-television (pay-TV) and various value-added services, as well as selling equipment and accessories. The Company operates through segments, which include Russia convergent, Moscow fixed line and Ukraine. Its Russia Convergent segment includes mobile and fixed-line operations, which encompasses services rendered to customers across regions of Russia, including voice and data services, transmission, broadband, pay-TV and other value-added services. Its Moscow fixed-line segment includes fixed-line operations carried out in Moscow by the Company’s subsidiary MGTS. Its Ukraine segment includes mobile and fixed-line operations carried out across multiple regions of Ukraine. The Company also offers software solutions, such as LiteBox, a cloud-based tool for online cash operations.

About CalAmp Corp.

CalAmp Corp. (CalAmp) is a provider of wireless communications solutions for a range of applications to customers globally. The Company operates through two business segments: Wireless DataCom and Satellite. The Company’s Wireless DataCom segment offers solutions for mobile resource management (MRM) applications, the machine-to-machine (M2M) communications space and other markets that require connectivity anytime and anywhere. The Company’s MRM and M2M solutions collect, monitor and report data and intelligence from remote and mobile assets. The Company delivers products, software services and solutions for energy, government, transportation and automotive vertical markets. The Company’s Satellite segment develops, manufactures and sells direct-broadcast satellite (DBS) outdoor customer premise equipment and whole home video networking devices enabling the delivery of digital and high definition satellite television services. Its satellite products are sold primarily to EchoStar.

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