Head-To-Head Review: GTX (GTXO) and PC Tel (PCTI)

GTX (OTCMKTS:GTXO) and PC Tel (NASDAQ:PCTI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares GTX and PC Tel’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GTX -264.10% N/A -460.79%
PC Tel 2.35% 1.41% 1.22%

Volatility and Risk

GTX has a beta of 2.97, suggesting that its stock price is 197% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PC Tel has a beta of 0.22, suggesting that its stock price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares GTX and PC Tel’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GTX $530,000.00 0.85 -$1.26 million N/A N/A
PC Tel $91.44 million 0.92 $3.82 million $0.10 45.70

PC Tel has higher revenue and earnings than GTX.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for GTX and PC Tel, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GTX 0 0 0 0 N/A
PC Tel 0 1 1 0 2.50

PC Tel has a consensus target price of $5.25, suggesting a potential upside of 14.88%. Given PC Tel’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PC Tel is more favorable than GTX.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.6% of PC Tel shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.8% of PC Tel shares are owned 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.

Dividends

PC Tel pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. GTX does not pay a dividend. PC Tel pays out 220.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

PC Tel beats GTX on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

GTX Company Profile

GTX Corp, through its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and sells various products and services in the personal location services marketplace in the United States and internationally. The company offers global positioning system (GPS) and Bluetooth low energy (BLE), and hand-held GPS tracking devices with a hosted and scalable backend monitoring platform for real-time tracking of the whereabouts of people, pets, or high valued assets through a miniaturized transceiver module, wireless connectivity gateway, middleware, and viewing portal. It also develops and owns LOCiMobile, a suite of mobile tracking applications that turn smartphones and tablets, such as iPhone, iPad, Google Android, and other GPS enabled handsets into a tracking and location based social networking device, which can be viewed through its tracking portal or on any connected device with Internet access. In addition, the company offers Track My Work Force, which allows employers to track and monitor employees, drivers, sales representatives, and others using their smartphone, tablet, or any wireless devices; and other applications. GTX Corp has a collaboration agreement with Veristride, Inc. to incorporate its inductive charging technology, enhance and miniaturize the electronics, develop a BLE, and embed the final hardware assembly into SmartSole, a GPS tracking device. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

PC Tel Company Profile

PCTEL, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, delivers performance critical telecom solutions in the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. The company operates in two segments, Connected Solutions and RF Solutions. The Connected Solutions segment designs and delivers precision antennas, which are used primarily in small cells, enterprise Wi-Fi access points, fleet management and transit systems, and in equipment and devices for the Industrial Internet of Things. The RF Solutions segment provides test tools that enhance the performance of wireless networks. The company serves public and private carriers, wireless infrastructure providers, wireless equipment distributors, and value added resellers, as well as original equipment manufacturer providers. PCTEL, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Bloomingdale, Illinois.

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