Contrasting BlackBerry (BB) and CalAmp (CAMP)

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

59.2% of BlackBerry shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.3% of CalAmp shares are held by institutional investors. 22.7% of BlackBerry shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.3% of CalAmp shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares BlackBerry and CalAmp’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BlackBerry $1.31 billion 4.23 -$1.21 billion $0.84 12.43
CalAmp $351.10 million 2.27 -$7.90 million $0.12 186.93

CalAmp has lower revenue, but higher earnings than BlackBerry. BlackBerry is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CalAmp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

BlackBerry has a beta of 1.09, suggesting that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CalAmp has a beta of 1.64, suggesting that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for BlackBerry and CalAmp, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BlackBerry 3 10 4 0 2.06
CalAmp 1 2 5 0 2.50

BlackBerry presently has a consensus price target of $9.54, indicating a potential downside of 8.58%. CalAmp has a consensus price target of $24.83, indicating a potential upside of 10.71%. Given CalAmp’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CalAmp is more favorable than BlackBerry.

Profitability

This table compares BlackBerry and CalAmp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BlackBerry 49.62% 2.70% 1.78%
CalAmp 1.31% 18.18% 7.47%

Summary

CalAmp beats BlackBerry on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

BlackBerry Company Profile

BlackBerry Limited (BlackBerry) provides mobile communications solutions. The Company is engaged in the sale of smartphones and enterprise software and services. The Company’s products and services include Enterprise Solutions and Services, Devices, BlackBerry Technology Solutions and Messaging. It is engaged in providing enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile security, and offers a portfolio of enterprise software solutions and services that can be deployed across a range of ecosystems and devices, including BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) 12 and Good Platforms, BES12 Cloud, enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS), SecuSUITE for Enterprise, Enhanced subscriber identity module (SIM)-Based Licensing (ESBL), WorkLife by BlackBerry solution and Professional Cybersecurity Services. The BlackBerry Technology Solutions business unit consists of five units: QNX, Certicom, Paratek, the BlackBerry IoT Platform and Intellectual Property and Patent Licensing (IPPL).

CalAmp Company Profile

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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