AXTEL/BRSH MXN (OTCMKTS:AXTLF) and pdvWireless (NASDAQ:PDVW) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

AXTEL/BRSH MXN has a beta of -0.18, indicating that its stock price is 118% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, pdvWireless has a beta of 0.29, indicating that its stock price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares AXTEL/BRSH MXN and pdvWireless’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
pdvWireless -646.34% -17.68% -16.45%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares AXTEL/BRSH MXN and pdvWireless’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
pdvWireless $6.50 million 108.97 -$41.99 million ($2.88) -16.66

AXTEL/BRSH MXN has higher earnings, but lower revenue than pdvWireless.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.3% of pdvWireless shares are held by institutional investors. 12.4% of pdvWireless shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for AXTEL/BRSH MXN and pdvWireless, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
pdvWireless 0 0 1 0 3.00

pdvWireless has a consensus price target of $80.00, indicating a potential upside of 66.70%.


pdvWireless beats AXTEL/BRSH MXN on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

AXTEL/BRSH MXN Company Profile

Axtel, S.A.B. de C.V., an information and communications technology (ICT) company, offers ICT solutions for corporate, government, small businesses, and residential customers in Mexico. It engages in installing, operating and/or exploiting a public telecommunications network for the provision of services, such as conducting voice signals, sounds, data, Internet, texts and images, IT, and local, as well as domestic and international long-distance telephone and restricted television services. The company also offers data transmission services, Internet, virtual private networks, private lines, dedicated Internet, and Ethernet services; and information technology services, such as system integration, data centers, security and cloud, and other services. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in San Pedro Garza García, Mexico. Axtel, S.A.B. de C.V. operates as a subsidiary of Alfa, S. A. B. de C. V.

pdvWireless Company Profile

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.

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