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pdvWireless

Nasdaq:PDVW
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
PDVW
Nasdaq
$582M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Telecom
Company description

pdvWireless, Inc., a wireless communication company, provides network and mobile communication solutions to infrastructure and enterprise customers primarily in the United States. The last earnings update was 39 days ago. More info.


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PDVW Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
5%
NasdaqCM:PDVW
2.7%
US Telecom
2.4%
US Market
1 Year Returns
18.8%
NasdaqCM:PDVW
-2.2%
US Telecom
1.9%
US Market
PDVW Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
pdvWireless (PDVW) 5% -8.4% 12.4% 18.8% 33.6% -
US Telecom 2.7% 2.8% 2.9% -2.2% -10% -0.8%
US Market 2.4% 1.7% 11.9% 1.9% 38.2% 42.4%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • PDVW outperformed the Telecom industry which returned -2.2% over the past year.
  • PDVW outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 1.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility
PDVW
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

PDVW Value

 Is pdvWireless undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for pdvWireless. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is $39.63.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for pdvWireless's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are pdvWireless's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:PDVW PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $-2.81
NasdaqCM:PDVW Share Price ** NasdaqCM (2019-03-18) in USD $39.63
United States of America Telecom Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 17 Publicly-Listed Telecom Companies 16.81x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,055 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.61x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of pdvWireless.

NasdaqCM:PDVW PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqCM:PDVW Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 39.63 ÷ -2.81

-14.11x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • pdvWireless is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Telecom industry average.
  • pdvWireless is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does pdvWireless's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:PDVW PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -14.11x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 2 Analysts
9%per year
United States of America Telecom Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 8 Publicly-Listed Telecom Companies 1.18x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,109 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.48x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for pdvWireless, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on pdvWireless's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:PDVW PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $12.83
NasdaqCM:PDVW Share Price * NasdaqCM (2019-03-18) in USD $39.63
United States of America Telecom Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 32 Publicly-Listed Telecom Companies 1.79x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,152 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.87x
NasdaqCM:PDVW PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqCM:PDVW Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 39.63 ÷ 12.83

3.09x

* Primary Listing of pdvWireless.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • pdvWireless is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Telecom industry average.
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Value checks
We assess pdvWireless's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Telecom industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Telecom industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. pdvWireless has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

PDVW Future Performance

 How is pdvWireless expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
9%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is pdvWireless expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare pdvWireless's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare pdvWireless's earnings growth to the United States of America market average as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
  • pdvWireless's revenues are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is below the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:PDVW Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqCM:PDVW Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 2 Analysts 9%
NasdaqCM:PDVW Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 2 Analysts -74.8%
United States of America Telecom Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 6.9%
United States of America Telecom Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 1.7%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.3%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.1%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:PDVW Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqCM:PDVW Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2020-03-31 2 -27 -37 2
2019-03-31 6 -23 -41 2
NasdaqCM:PDVW Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 7 -22 -41
2018-09-30 7 -23 -33
2018-06-30 7 -23 -29
2018-03-31 6 -22 -25
2017-12-31 6 -23 -30
2017-09-30 6 -23 -37
2017-06-30 5 -23 -37
2017-03-31 5 -27 -39
2016-12-31 4 -26 -32
2016-09-30 4 -25 -30
2016-06-30 4 -22 -28
2016-03-31 4 -20 -22

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • pdvWireless is not considered high growth as it is expected to be loss making for the next 1-3 years.
  • pdvWireless's revenue is expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is not considered high growth.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:PDVW Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from pdvWireless Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqCM:PDVW Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2020-03-31 -2.51 -2.51 -2.51 1.00
2019-03-31 -2.84 -2.84 -2.84 1.00
NasdaqCM:PDVW Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 -2.81
2018-09-30 -2.25
2018-06-30 -2.00
2018-03-31 -1.70
2017-12-31 -2.09
2017-09-30 -2.59
2017-06-30 -2.57
2017-03-31 -2.72
2016-12-31 -2.22
2016-09-30 -2.08
2016-06-30 -1.91
2016-03-31 -1.54

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if pdvWireless will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess pdvWireless's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
pdvWireless has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

PDVW Past Performance

  How has pdvWireless performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare pdvWireless's growth in the last year to its industry (Telecom).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • pdvWireless does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare pdvWireless's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare pdvWireless's 1-year growth to the US Telecom industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
pdvWireless's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from pdvWireless Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqCM:PDVW Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 6.98 -40.79 30.38 1.54
2018-09-30 7.07 -32.54 30.12 1.48
2018-06-30 6.76 -28.96 29.36 1.54
2018-03-31 6.36 -24.57 28.73 1.45
2017-12-31 5.84 -30.22 27.13 1.85
2017-09-30 5.58 -37.41 26.31 1.80
2017-06-30 5.21 -37.04 26.31 1.80
2017-03-31 4.79 -39.19 28.71 1.82
2016-12-31 4.47 -31.95 28.04 1.67
2016-09-30 4.08 -29.90 26.73 1.48
2016-06-30 3.75 -27.53 25.51 1.19
2016-03-31 3.54 -21.83 21.08 0.92
2015-12-31 3.41 -20.64 20.86 1.23
2015-09-30 3.30 -18.92 19.76 1.11
2015-06-30 3.18 -16.48 17.22 0.95
2015-03-31 3.17 -14.71 15.47 0.80
2014-12-31 3.26 -9.44 10.14 0.81
2014-09-30 3.36 -6.18 6.89 0.78
2014-06-30 3.42 -3.46 4.57 0.82
2014-03-31 3.54 -1.21 2.48 0.82
2013-03-31 2.76 -1.24 2.29 0.60

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if pdvWireless has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if pdvWireless has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Telecom industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if pdvWireless improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess pdvWireless's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Telecom industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
pdvWireless has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

PDVW Health

 How is pdvWireless's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up pdvWireless's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • pdvWireless is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • pdvWireless's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of pdvWireless's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • pdvWireless has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from pdvWireless Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

NasdaqCM:PDVW Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 188.23 0.00 82.35
2018-09-30 193.38 0.00 85.64
2018-06-30 200.71 0.00 90.94
2018-03-31 208.53 0.00 98.32
2017-12-31 215.43 0.50 104.24
2017-09-30 214.52 0.50 110.54
2017-06-30 221.24 0.50 115.54
2017-03-31 227.90 0.50 124.08
2016-12-31 240.65 0.99 130.69
2016-09-30 246.74 0.99 136.96
2016-06-30 253.50 0.99 143.18
2016-03-31 262.19 0.99 153.46
2015-12-31 267.58 1.29 160.68
2015-09-30 271.68 0.00 169.28
2015-06-30 276.00 0.00 175.85
2015-03-31 214.21 0.00 119.87
2014-12-31 216.12 0.00 122.73
2014-09-30 218.24 0.00 125.27
2014-06-30 197.30 3.45 6.95
2014-03-31 -4.21 3.41 0.05
2013-03-31 -3.08 2.70 0.19
  • pdvWireless has no debt.
  • pdvWireless currently has no debt however we can't compare to 5 years ago as we have no data for that period.
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.

  • pdvWireless has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on current free cash flow.
  • pdvWireless has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -16.1% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess pdvWireless's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. pdvWireless has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

PDVW Dividends

 What is pdvWireless's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from pdvWireless dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of pdvWireless shares you are expected to receive $0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate pdvWireless's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate pdvWireless's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:PDVW Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Telecom Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 10 Stocks 5.4%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2004 Stocks 2.5%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NasdaqCM:PDVW Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2020-03-31
2019-03-31

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as pdvWireless has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if pdvWireless's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of pdvWireless's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as pdvWireless has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess pdvWireless's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can pdvWireless afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. pdvWireless has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

PDVW Management

 What is the CEO of pdvWireless's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Morgan O'Brien
COMPENSATION $1,042,545
AGE 73
TENURE AS CEO 0.9 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Morgan E. O'Brien has been the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific DataVision, Inc. d/b/a pdvWireless, Inc. since April 23, 2018. Mr. O'Brien Co-founded Cyren Call Communications Corp. in 2006 and served as its Chairman. Since January 2009, Mr. O’Brien has served as an Independent Consultant to several wireless start-ups. Mr. O'Brien served as Special Advisor of GTT Communications, Inc. (formerly Global Telecom & Technology, Inc. and Mercator Partners Acquisition Corp) from January 2005 to October 2006. He served at Cyren Call Communications Inc. until January 2009. Mr. O'Brien co-founded Nextel (Fleet Call) in 1987 and served as its General Counsel from 1987 to 1994. He served with Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue. From January 1986 to January 1990, Mr. O'Brien was a Partner-in-charge of its telecommunications practice. He served as a Consultant to Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue from January 1990 to October 1991. From June 1979 to April 1987, Mr. O'Brien was in private legal practice and represented major specialized mobile radio operators in proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission. From October 1970 to June 1979, he served in a variety of legal and managerial positions with the FCC in the areas of private radio and radio common carrier administration. Mr. O'Brien began his career as a Lawyer with the Mobile Services Division of the FCC in 1970, where he assisted in establishing the rules and procedures for all land mobile services. He serves as Chairman and Member of Advisory Board of SquareLoop, Inc. Mr. O'Brien serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Field School in Washington, DC. From 1987 to March 1996, he served as Chairman of board of Directors of Nextel Communications Inc., which he co-founded in 1987. Mr. O’Brien led the creation of the first all-digital nationwide wireless network (the Nextel National Network) and brought push-to-talk (“PTT”) communication to the mass business and consumer market. He has expertise in FCC licensing and compliance matters. He has experience in successfully developing regulatory driven spectrum initiatives to address the unmet wireless communications needs of businesses. Mr. O'Brien served as Vice Chairman of pdvWireless, Inc. from May 2014 to April 23, 2018 and has been its Director since April 2012. He served as a Vice Chairman of Nextel Communications, Inc. from March 1996 to 2005 and served as its Director since 1987. Mr. O'Brien served as an Independent Director at GTT Communications, Inc. from October 2006 to June 2017. He serves as a Director of OmniSpeech, LLC. Mr. O'Brien serves as a Member of the law board of Northwestern University School of Law and Trustee of St. Anselm's Abbey School of Washington, DC. He served as a Director of WilTel Communications Group Inc. since 2001. Mr. O’Brien has also served on a number of boards of other public companies including Sprint and Williams Telecommunications. He also serves on the board of several private companies and charitable organizations. Mr. O'Brien was honored by RCR Wireless News and inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame in 2005 and Wireless History Foundation Hall of Fame in 2001. He was recognized in 1987 as New Jersey Entrepreneur of the Year and in 1993 & 2006 he was voted the RCR Person of the Year. He was named by Fierce Wireless as “one of the top U.S. wireless innovators of all time.” In 2007 Mr. O'Brien was named a Fellow of the Radio Club of America. In 2016, Mr. O’Brien was awarded the Armstrong Medal, the highest award of the Radio Club of America, for demonstrated excellence and lasting contributions to radio arts and sciences. He received an A.B. in Classical Studies from Georgetown University and a J.D./law degree from Northwestern University.

CEO Compensation
  • Morgan's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
  • Morgan's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the pdvWireless management team in years:

4.8
Average Tenure
60
Average Age
  • The tenure for the pdvWireless management team is about average.
Management Team

Morgan O'Brien

TITLE
CEO & Director
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
73
TENURE
0.9 yrs

Rob Schwartz

TITLE
President & COO
COMPENSATION
$846K
AGE
52
TENURE
0.8 yrs

Tim Gray

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
AGE
48
TENURE
4.8 yrs

Frank Creede

TITLE
Chief Technical Officer
COMPENSATION
$175K
AGE
60
TENURE
16.2 yrs

Natasha Vecchiarelli

TITLE
Director of Corporate Communications

Harvey Frazier

TITLE
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
AGE
71
TENURE
4.8 yrs

Laura Politi

TITLE
Vice President of Human Resources
TENURE
4.8 yrs

Elaine Gangeri

TITLE
VP & Corporate Controller

Dan Starr

TITLE
Vice President of Central & South Regions
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the pdvWireless board of directors in years:

0.8
Average Tenure
61
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the pdvWireless board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Brian McAuley

TITLE
Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
77
TENURE
14.6 yrs

Morgan O'Brien

TITLE
CEO & Director
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
73
TENURE
6.9 yrs

T. Akers

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$133K
AGE
61
TENURE
4.8 yrs

Mark Hennessy

TITLE
Lead Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$142K
AGE
60
TENURE
0.8 yrs

Singleton McAllister

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
65
TENURE
0.6 yrs

Paul Saleh

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$115K
AGE
61
TENURE
2.3 yrs

Rachelle Chong

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
58
TENURE
0.6 yrs

Greg Cominos

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
54
TENURE
0.6 yrs

Greg Haller

TITLE
Independent Director
TENURE
0.3 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
11. Sep 18 Buy Thomas Sidman Individual 10. Sep 18 10. Sep 18 642 $28.00 $17,976
23. Aug 18 Sell Pacific Investment Management Company LLC Company 20. Aug 18 20. Aug 18 -25,100 $33.05 $-799,295
15. Aug 18 Sell Pacific Investment Management Company LLC Company 13. Aug 18 13. Aug 18 -25,000 $32.30 $-807,500
10. Aug 18 Buy Owl Creek Asset Management, L.P. Company 08. Aug 18 08. Aug 18 19,675 $28.35 $556,384
03. Aug 18 Buy Owl Creek Asset Management, L.P. Company 01. Aug 18 01. Aug 18 6,583 $28.69 $188,873
30. Jul 18 Buy Owl Creek Asset Management, L.P. Company 26. Jul 18 27. Jul 18 34,500 $27.94 $962,359
25. Jul 18 Buy Owl Creek Asset Management, L.P. Company 23. Jul 18 25. Jul 18 30,773 $26.86 $803,050
20. Jul 18 Buy Owl Creek Asset Management, L.P. Company 18. Jul 18 20. Jul 18 3,600 $26.30 $90,461
17. Jul 18 Buy Owl Creek Asset Management, L.P. Company 13. Jul 18 17. Jul 18 3,986 $26.33 $104,565
11. Jul 18 Buy Owl Creek Asset Management, L.P. Company 09. Jul 18 11. Jul 18 6,464 $26.19 $167,950
14. Jun 18 Buy Thomas Sidman Individual 13. Jun 18 13. Jun 18 1,000 $24.25 $24,250
08. Jun 18 Buy Owl Creek Asset Management, L.P. Company 06. Jun 18 06. Jun 18 50,895 $23.84 $1,210,279
20. Apr 18 Buy Owl Creek Asset Management, L.P. Company 18. Apr 18 20. Apr 18 24,052 $31.99 $764,154
17. Apr 18 Buy Owl Creek Asset Management, L.P. Company 13. Apr 18 17. Apr 18 74,048 $30.97 $2,221,787
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Management checks
We assess pdvWireless's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. pdvWireless has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

PDVW News

Simply Wall St News

Is It The Right Time To Buy pdvWireless Inc (NASDAQ:PDVW)?

saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the NasdaqCM. … Less-covered, small caps tend to present more of an opportunity for mispricing due to the lack of information available to the public, which can be a good thing? … So, could the stock still be trading at a low price relative to its actual value.

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Is pdvWireless Inc (NASDAQ:PDVW) Undervalued?

pdvWireless Inc (NASDAQ:PDVW), a telecom company based in United States, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NasdaqCM over the last few months. … PDVW’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading around its fair value. … Will you have enough confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?

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When Should You Buy pdvWireless Inc (PDVW)?

So, could PDVW still be trading at a low price relative to its actual value? … And if you believe that PDVW should be trading at this level in the long run, there’s only an insignificant downside when the price falls to its real value. … However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for PDVW, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

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PDVW Company Info

Description

pdvWireless, Inc., a wireless communication company, provides network and mobile communication solutions to infrastructure and enterprise customers primarily in the United States. It offers TeamConnect service, which combines pdvConnect, a proprietary suite of mobile communication and workforce management applications with digital network architecture and mobile devices supplied by Motorola Solutions, Inc. The company’s mobile communication and workforce management solutions enable businesses to locate and communicate with their field workers, as well as enhance the documentation of work events and job status. pdvWireless, Inc. primarily markets its TeamConnect services to customers indirectly through third-party dealers, with sales, marketing, and advertising support from its internal sales and marketing team. The company was formerly known as Pacific DataVision, Inc. and changed its name to pdvWireless, Inc. in November 2015. pdvWireless, Inc. was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Woodland Park, New Jersey.

Details
Name: pdvWireless, Inc.
PDVW
Exchange: NasdaqCM
Founded: 1997
$582,388,213
14,695,640
Website: http://www.pdvwireless.com
Address: pdvWireless, Inc.
3 Garret Mountain Plaza,
Suite 401,
Woodland Park,
New Jersey, 07424,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqCM PDVW Common Stock Nasdaq Capital Market US USD 04. Feb 2015
DB 2X6 Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 04. Feb 2015
BST 2X6 Common Stock Boerse-Stuttgart DE EUR 04. Feb 2015
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
98
pdvWireless employees.
Industry
Alternative Carriers
Telecom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/03/19 00:38
End of day share price update: 2019/03/18 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/03/18
Last earnings filing: 2019/02/08
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/03/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.