Financial Analysis: Xplore Technologies (XPLR) versus Its Peers

Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ: XPLR) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer & office equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Xplore Technologies to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a summary of current recommendations for Xplore Technologies and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xplore Technologies 0 0 2 0 3.00
Xplore Technologies Competitors 314 1757 2334 87 2.49

Xplore Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $4.93, indicating a potential upside of 48.79%. As a group, “Computer & office equipment” companies have a potential upside of 6.82%. Given Xplore Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Xplore Technologies is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Xplore Technologies and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Xplore Technologies $77.93 million -$2.55 million -14.39
Xplore Technologies Competitors $12.05 billion $463.26 million 23.28

Xplore Technologies’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Xplore Technologies. Xplore Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Xplore Technologies and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xplore Technologies 0.54% 3.73% 1.96%
Xplore Technologies Competitors -2.21% -17.58% 3.18%

Risk and Volatility

Xplore Technologies has a beta of 0.7, indicating that its stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xplore Technologies’ peers have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

21.5% of Xplore Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.6% of shares of all “Computer & office equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.2% of Xplore Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.1% of shares of all “Computer & office equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Xplore Technologies peers beat Xplore Technologies on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Xplore Technologies Company Profile

Xplore Technologies Corp. develops, integrates, and markets rugged mobile personal computer systems in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company's products enable the extension of traditional computing systems to a range of field personnel, including energy pipeline inspectors, public safety personnel, warehouse workers, and pharmaceutical scientists. It offers a line of iX104 tablet PCs that are designed to operate in various work environments, such as extreme temperatures, constant vibrations, rain, and blowing dirt and dusty conditions; and are fitted with a range of performance matched accessories comprising multiple docking station solutions, wireless connectivity alternatives, global positioning system modules, and biometric and smartcard modules, as well as traditional peripherals, such as keyboards, mice, and cases. The company's products also consist of XSlate B10 and XSlate D10 rugged tablets; XSLATE R12 and Motion F5m/C5m tablets; and Bobcat, a rugged tablet that has a Windows operating system. It serves public safety, utility, telecommunications, field service, warehousing logistics, transportation, oil and gas production, manufacturing, route delivery, military, and homeland security markets. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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