PowerFleet (NASDAQ:PWFL) and I.D. Systems (NASDAQ:IDSY) Financial Review

I.D. Systems (NASDAQ:IDSY) and PowerFleet (NASDAQ:PWFL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.2% of I.D. Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.1% of PowerFleet shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.6% of I.D. Systems shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.6% of PowerFleet shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for I.D. Systems and PowerFleet, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
I.D. Systems 0 0 2 0 3.00
PowerFleet 0 0 2 0 3.00

I.D. Systems currently has a consensus target price of $11.00, suggesting a potential upside of 85.81%. PowerFleet has a consensus target price of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 102.70%. Given PowerFleet’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe PowerFleet is more favorable than I.D. Systems.

Volatility & Risk

I.D. Systems has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PowerFleet has a beta of 1.31, indicating that its stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares I.D. Systems and PowerFleet’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
I.D. Systems $53.06 million 2.06 -$5.81 million ($0.22) -26.91
PowerFleet $53.06 million 3.31 -$5.81 million ($0.22) -26.91


This table compares I.D. Systems and PowerFleet’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
I.D. Systems -15.49% -13.05% -6.64%
PowerFleet -16.63% -11.60% -5.55%


PowerFleet beats I.D. Systems on 6 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

About I.D. Systems

I.D. Systems, Inc. develops, markets, and sells wireless machine-to-machine solutions primarily in North America. The company provides integrated wireless solutions that utilize radio frequency identification, Wi-Fi, satellite or cellular communications, sensor technologies, and software to control, monitor, track, and analyze industrial and rental vehicles, as well as transportation assets. It offers industrial truck asset management and connected vehicles products, including on-asset hardware with mounting and user-interface options that provide an autonomous means of asset control and monitoring; wireless asset managers that link the mobile assets being monitored with the customer's computer network or to a remotely hosted server; server software, which manages data communications between the system's database and wireless asset managers or on-asset hardware; and client software. It also offers transportation asset management products comprising on-asset hardware configurations to address various remote asset types; VeriWise Intelligence Portal, a hosted Website that provides Internet access to client asset information; and a direct data feed through XML or Web services. In addition, I.D. Systems, Inc. offers hardware and software solutions, as well as hosting, maintenance, and support and consulting services; and Software as a Service covering system monitoring, help desk technical support, escalation procedure development, routine diagnostic data analysis, and software updates services. The company markets and sells its wireless solutions directly to commercial and government sectors in automotive manufacturing, retail, shipping, freight transportation, heavy industry, wholesale distribution, aerospace and defense, homeland security, and vehicle rental markets, as well as through indirect sales channels, such as original equipment manufacturers and industrial equipment dealers. I.D. Systems, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

About PowerFleet

There is no company description available for PowerFleet Inc.

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