Financial Contrast: Franklin Wireless (FKWL) and Its Peers

Franklin Wireless (OTCMKTS:FKWLGet Rating) is one of 38 public companies in the “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Franklin Wireless to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Franklin Wireless and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Franklin Wireless $24.00 million -$3.76 million -8.52
Franklin Wireless Competitors $653.84 million $23.51 million 3.70

Franklin Wireless’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Franklin Wireless. Franklin Wireless 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

11.5% of Franklin Wireless shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of shares of all “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.0% of Franklin Wireless shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.1% of shares of all “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Franklin Wireless and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Franklin Wireless -15.69% -8.61% -7.20%
Franklin Wireless Competitors -23.83% 6.94% -8.23%

Volatility and Risk

Franklin Wireless has a beta of 0.21, indicating that its share price is 79% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Franklin Wireless’ peers have a beta of 4.28, indicating that their average share price is 328% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Franklin Wireless and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Franklin Wireless 0 0 0 0 N/A
Franklin Wireless Competitors 142 531 1159 34 2.58

As a group, “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies have a potential upside of 27.63%. Given Franklin Wireless’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Franklin Wireless has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Franklin Wireless peers beat Franklin Wireless on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

Franklin Wireless Company Profile

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Franklin Wireless Corp. provides intelligent wireless solutions. The company's products include mobile hotspots, routers, trackers, and other devices, which integrates hardware and software enabling machine-to-machine (M2M) applications and the Internet of Things (IoT). It offers M2M and IoT solutions that include embedded modules, and modems and gateways built to deliver connectivity supporting various spectrum of applications based on 5G/4G wireless technology. The company directly markets its products to wireless operators, as well as indirectly through strategic partners and distributors located primarily in the North America, the Caribbean and South America, and Asia. Franklin Wireless Corp. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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