Financial Comparison: KVH Industries (KVHI) and Its Competitors

KVH Industries (NASDAQ: KVHI) is one of 42 publicly-traded companies in the “Radio & t.v. communications equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare KVH Industries to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

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KVH Industries has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KVH Industries’ competitors have a beta of 1.05, suggesting that their average stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for KVH Industries and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KVH Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00
KVH Industries Competitors 282 1292 1809 100 2.50

KVH Industries presently has a consensus price target of $10.00, suggesting a potential downside of 6.28%. As a group, “Radio & t.v. communications equipment” companies have a potential upside of 14.26%. Given KVH Industries’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe KVH Industries has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares KVH Industries and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
KVH Industries $160.09 million -$11.03 million -82.08
KVH Industries Competitors $3.90 billion $104.43 million 14.28

KVH Industries’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than KVH Industries. KVH Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares KVH Industries and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KVH Industries -6.89% -1.25% -0.67%
KVH Industries Competitors -215.99% -28.21% -15.01%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

54.9% of KVH Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.5% of shares of all “Radio & t.v. communications equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.7% of KVH Industries shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.3% of shares of all “Radio & t.v. communications equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

KVH Industries competitors beat KVH Industries on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About KVH Industries

KVH Industries, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets mobile connectivity products and services for the marine and land mobile markets in the United States and internationally. The company offers mobile satellite TV and communications products, including satellite TV antennas; two-way satellite communications systems; onboard V-IP terminals and hub equipment; network management hardware and software products for maritime communications; and Iridium OpenPort hardware products and services. It also offers airtime plans that enable customers to obtain Internet and voice services; and value-added, and news and radio content services. In addition, the company provides navigation, guidance, and stabilization products for the commercial and defense markets comprising precision fiber optic gyro-based systems that enable platform and optical stabilization, navigation, pointing, and guidance; tactical navigation systems for tactical trucks and light armored vehicles; and commercial products, such as navigation and positioning systems for various applications consisting of precision mapping, dynamic surveying, autonomous vehicles, train location control and track geometry measurement systems, industrial robotics, and optical stabilization applications. Further, it offers content, maritime news, sporting content, and television programming delivery services; movie distribution services; maritime e-learning content and related services; and services and support for the mini-VSAT Broadband solution. The company sells its mobile communications products through a network of independent retailers, chain stores, and distributors; and navigation products directly to the United States and foreign governments, and government contractors, as well as through authorized independent sales representatives. The company also sells and leases its products directly to end users. KVH Industries, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Middletown, Rhode Island.

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