Head to Head Analysis: Terran Orbital (NYSE:LLAP) and PCTEL (NASDAQ:PCTI)

PCTEL (NASDAQ:PCTIGet Rating) and Terran Orbital (NYSE:LLAPGet Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.


This table compares PCTEL and Terran Orbital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PCTEL 0.17% 2.92% 2.30%
Terran Orbital N/A N/A -0.70%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

54.7% of PCTEL shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.5% of Terran Orbital shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.4% of PCTEL shares are owned by 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for PCTEL and Terran Orbital, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PCTEL 0 0 0 0 N/A
Terran Orbital 0 0 3 0 3.00

Terran Orbital has a consensus price target of $18.00, suggesting a potential upside of 288.77%. Given Terran Orbital’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Terran Orbital is more favorable than PCTEL.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares PCTEL and Terran Orbital’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PCTEL $87.81 million 0.89 $150,000.00 $0.01 425.43
Terran Orbital N/A N/A -$2.45 million N/A N/A

PCTEL has higher revenue and earnings than Terran Orbital.


PCTEL beats Terran Orbital on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PCTEL (Get Rating)

PCTEL, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides industrial Internet of Thing devices (IoT), antenna systems, and test and measurement solutions worldwide. The company designs and manufactures precision antennas and industrial IoT devices that are deployed in small cells, enterprise Wi-Fi access points, fleet management and transit systems, and in equipment and devices for the industrial IoT. Its antenna portfolio includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, land mobile radio, tetra, global navigation satellite systems, cellular, industrial, scientific, medical, long range, and combination antenna solutions for used in public safety and military communications, utilities and energy, precision agriculture, smart traffic management, electric vehicle charging stations, embedded vehicles, forestry machinery, and off-road vehicles, as well as offers engineering design services. The company's industrial IoT devices include access points, radio modules, sensor communication modules, and wireless communication sensors for used in utilities and smart grid, oil and gas, manufacturing, logistics, industrial automation, smart metering, and asset tracking markets. It also offers radio frequency (RF) test and measurement products that enhance the performance of wireless networks with a focus on LTE, public safety, and 5G technologies for cellular testing, public safety and private radio network testing, federal government communications testing, and indoor building network testing applications. In addition, the company provides a cloud-based reporting platform for public safety to manage the data collection process and access final reports through an online map-based interface. It supplies its products to wireless equipment distributors, public and private carriers, wireless infrastructure providers, and value-added resellers, as well as original equipment manufacturers. PCTEL, Inc. was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Bloomingdale, Illinois.

About Terran Orbital (Get Rating)

Terran Orbital Corporation operates as a satellite manufacturer of small satellites primarily serving the United States aerospace and defense industry. The company is involved in the manufacture of flight proven bus hardware, bespoke payload modules, advanced antenna apertures, performant edge processing, and dispensers; and provision of mission services, such as launch brokering/integration, ascent operations, mission operations, mission design/planning, and ground stations/networking, as well as data products, including synthetic aperture radar, electro optical, passive RF, multi-band infrared, and space domain awareness products. It serves military, civil, and commercial customers. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

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