PCTEL, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, delivers performance critical telecom solutions in the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas.
Flawless balance sheet with reasonable growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has PCTEL's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: PEW has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: PEW exceeded the German Communications industry which returned 11.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: PEW exceeded the German Market which returned 15.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is PCTEL's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is PCTEL undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: PEW (€8.15) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€14.22)
Significantly Below Fair Value: PEW is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: PEW is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Communications industry average.
PE vs Market: PEW is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the German market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate PEW's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: PEW is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.2x) compared to the DE Communications industry average (3.1x).
How is PCTEL forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: PEW is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (-0.4%).
Earnings vs Market: PEW is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: PEW's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: PEW's revenue (6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: PEW's revenue (6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if PEW's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has PCTEL performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: PEW is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: PEW is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: PEW is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -35.7% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare PEW's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: PEW is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Communications industry (49.1%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: PEW has a negative Return on Equity (-10.05%), as it is currently unprofitable.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is PCTEL's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: PEW's short term assets ($69.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($13.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: PEW's short term assets ($69.8M) exceed its long term liabilities ($3.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: PEW is debt free.
Reducing Debt: PEW has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Inventory Level: PEW has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if PEW's debt is covered by short term assets.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable PEW has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: PEW is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 7.5% per year.
What is PCTEL's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: PEW's dividend (2.49%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.31%).
High Dividend: PEW's dividend (2.49%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.59%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, PEW has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: PEW's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 8 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: PEW is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
David Neumann (53yo)
Mr. David A. Neumann has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of PCTEL, Inc. since January 2, 2017. Mr. Neumann served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of PCTEL RF Solutions Inc. from ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: David's total compensation ($USD677.77K) is about average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD633.80K).
Compensation vs Earnings: David's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO & Director||3.1yrs||US$677.77k||1.26% $1.8m|
|COO & Senior VP||1.5yrs||US$472.37k||1.08% $1.6m|
|VP & Chief Sales Officer||1.5yrs||US$429.94k||0.18% $256.8k|
|VP & CFO||1.2yrs||no data||0.69% $1.0m|
|VP & Chief Information Officer||3.1yrs||no data||0.33% $480.0k|
|VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary||5.1yrs||US$425.59k||0.36% $518.1k|
|Director of Marketing||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice Chair||3.1yrs||US$925.44k||no data|
|VP of Corporate Resources & Chief Risk Officer||4.3yrs||no data||0.38% $543.8k|
Experienced Management: PEW's management team is considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).
|CEO & Director||3.1yrs||US$677.77k||1.26% $1.8m|
|Independent Director||23.3yrs||US$98.00k||0.54% $780.7k|
|Independent Director||5.2yrs||US$102.00k||0.33% $480.8k|
|Independent Director||6.4yrs||US$108.99k||0.38% $546.2k|
|Independent Chairman of the Board||3.1yrs||US$131.00k||0.51% $731.1k|
|Independent Director||4.3yrs||US$112.72k||0.34% $494.0k|
|Independent Director||2yrs||US$104.02k||0.17% $250.7k|
Experienced Board: PEW's board of directors are considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 3.4%.
PCTEL, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: PCTEL, Inc.
- Ticker: PEW
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1994
- Industry: Communications Equipment
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: US$156.027m
- Listing Market Cap: US$144.528m
- Shares outstanding: 17.98m
- Website: https://www.pctel.com
Number of Employees
- PCTEL, Inc.
- 471 Brighton Drive
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|PCTI||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Oct 1999|
|PEW||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Oct 1999|
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 designs and manufactures 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. It also offers radio frequency test and measurement 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 manufacturers. PCTEL, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Bloomingdale, Illinois.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/19 21:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/19 00:00|
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