Maxar Technologies (MAXR) vs. PC-Tel (PCTI) Head to Head Survey

Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) and PC-Tel (NASDAQ:PCTI) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

75.1% of Maxar Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.8% of PC-Tel shares are held by institutional investors. 6.8% of PC-Tel shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Maxar Technologies 6.65% 10.52% 3.31%
PC-Tel 3.32% 1.44% 1.25%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Maxar Technologies and PC-Tel’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Maxar Technologies $1.26 billion 2.33 $100.40 million $2.13 24.39
PC-Tel $91.44 million 1.29 $3.82 million $0.10 64.50

Maxar Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than PC-Tel. Maxar Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than PC-Tel, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Maxar Technologies pays an annual dividend of $1.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. PC-Tel pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Maxar Technologies pays out 54.9% of its earnings in the form of 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Maxar Technologies and PC-Tel, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Maxar Technologies 0 2 6 0 2.75
PC-Tel 0 0 1 0 3.00

Maxar Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $65.13, suggesting a potential upside of 25.34%. PC-Tel has a consensus target price of $8.50, suggesting a potential upside of 31.78%. Given PC-Tel’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe PC-Tel is more favorable than Maxar Technologies.


Maxar Technologies beats PC-Tel on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Maxar Technologies Company Profile

Maxar Technologies Ltd., a space and geospatial intelligence company, provides satellites, earth imagery, geospatial data, and analytics for the commercial and government customers worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Space Systems, Imagery, and Services. The Space Systems segment supplies space and ground based infrastructure and information solutions, including communication and imaging satellites, payloads and antenna subsystems, space-based and airborne surveillance solutions, and associated ground infrastructure and support services for communications and surveillance and intelligence applications. This segment also offers a range of services, such as television and radio distribution, broadband Internet, and mobile communications in the communications market; and spacecraft and subsystems for the U.S. government and other customers, as well as robotic systems for the space and terrestrial markets. It serves government agencies, communication satellite operators, and communication satellite manufacturers. The Imagery segment supplies integrated electro-optical and radar imagery products for the U.S., Canadian, and other international government agencies, such as defense and intelligence, as well as commercial customers in various markets. The Services segment provides geospatial products and services for the U.S. government, as well as for other international governments for intelligence, global development organizations, and commercial customers. The company was formerly known as MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. and changed its name to Maxar Technologies Ltd. in October 2017. Maxar Technologies Ltd. was founded in 1969 and is based in Westminster, Colorado.

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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