Reviewing PCM (PCMI) and Its Competitors

PCM (NASDAQ: PCMI) is one of 20 public companies in the “Catalog & mail-order houses” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare PCM to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for PCM and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PCM 0 0 2 0 3.00
PCM Competitors 105 502 1893 47 2.74

PCM currently has a consensus target price of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 46.34%. As a group, “Catalog & mail-order houses” companies have a potential upside of 11.56%. Given PCM’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe PCM is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares PCM and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PCM 0.14% 11.33% 2.21%
PCM Competitors -0.91% -1,896.22% -2.40%

Volatility & Risk

PCM has a beta of 0.57, suggesting that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PCM’s competitors have a beta of 1.72, suggesting that their average stock price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

57.6% of PCM shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.9% of shares of all “Catalog & mail-order houses” companies are owned by institutional investors. 24.0% of PCM shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 35.8% of shares of all “Catalog & mail-order houses” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PCM and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PCM $2.19 billion $3.09 million 7.59
PCM Competitors $13.26 billion $261.34 million 34.58

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

Summary

PCM beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About PCM

PCM, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a multi-vendor provider of technology products and solutions in the United States and the rest of Europe. The company operates through four segments: Commercial, Public Sector, Canada, and United Kingdom. It primarily sells device products, servers, storage products, network products, printers, and related accessories and devices. The company also provides managed services, cloud-based services, consulting, IT management and other IT services, and technical certifications and operational expertise in various practice areas; and selection, implementation, and IT solutions comprising security, virtualization, data services, unified communications, and infrastructure, as well as software asset management and software value-added reseller services. PCM, Inc. markets its products, services, and solutions to individuals; commercial businesses; state, local, and federal governments; and educational institutions through its sales force, e-commerce channels, and technology services teams, as well as cloud data centers, field services organizations, and online extranets. The company was formerly known as PC Mall, Inc. and changed its name to PCM, Inc. in December 2012. PCM, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in El Segundo, California.

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