Critical Analysis: China Mobile (Hong Kong) (NYSE:CHL) vs. CalAmp Corp. (CAMP)

CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) and China Mobile (Hong Kong) (NYSE:CHL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares CalAmp Corp. and China Mobile (Hong Kong)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CalAmp Corp. -2.05% 18.84% 7.81%
China Mobile (Hong Kong) N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for CalAmp Corp. and China Mobile (Hong Kong), as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CalAmp Corp. 0 5 5 0 2.50
China Mobile (Hong Kong) 1 3 1 0 2.00

CalAmp Corp. presently has a consensus target price of $21.00, suggesting a potential upside of 17.38%. Given CalAmp Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe CalAmp Corp. is more favorable than China Mobile (Hong Kong).

Dividends

China Mobile (Hong Kong) pays an annual dividend of $1.58 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. CalAmp Corp. does not pay a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

72.7% of CalAmp Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.0% of China Mobile (Hong Kong) shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.3% of CalAmp Corp. shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CalAmp Corp. and China Mobile (Hong Kong)’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CalAmp Corp. $348.04 million 1.82 $38.59 million ($0.21) -85.19
China Mobile (Hong Kong) $108.26 billion 2.09 $39.71 billion N/A N/A

China Mobile (Hong Kong) has higher revenue and earnings than CalAmp Corp..

Volatility & Risk

CalAmp Corp. has a beta of 1.56, indicating that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Mobile (Hong Kong) has a beta of 0.3, indicating that its stock price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

CalAmp Corp. beats China Mobile (Hong Kong) on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

CalAmp Corp. 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.

China Mobile (Hong Kong) Company Profile

China Mobile Limited is an investment holding company principally engaged in telecommunication and related businesses. Its main businesses include Mobile businesses, Wireline Broadband businesses and Internet of Things (IoT) businesses. Mobile businesses include two categories of services. Voice services include local calls, domestic and international long distance calls, roaming services and voice value-added services. Data services include short message services and multimedia message services, wireless data traffic services and application and information services, such as Mobile Music, Mobile Reading and Mobile Video, among others. Wireline Broadband businesses include the provision of wireline broadband and related services. The Company also provides customer services, including phone bill enquiry, among others. The Company mainly operates businesses in Mainland China.

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