Comparing T-Mobile Us (PCS) and pdvWireless (PDVW)

T-Mobile Us (NYSE: PCS) and pdvWireless (NASDAQ:PDVW) are both wireless telecommunications services – nec companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.


This table compares T-Mobile Us and pdvWireless’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
T-Mobile Us N/A N/A N/A
pdvWireless -670.81% -16.24% -15.14%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares T-Mobile Us and pdvWireless’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
T-Mobile Us N/A N/A N/A $0.24 49.33
pdvWireless $4.79 million 97.52 -$39.18 million ($2.60) -12.44

T-Mobile Us has higher revenue, but lower earnings than pdvWireless. pdvWireless is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than T-Mobile Us, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.9% of pdvWireless shares are held by institutional investors. 10.9% of pdvWireless shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for T-Mobile Us and pdvWireless, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
T-Mobile Us 0 2 5 0 2.71
pdvWireless 0 0 1 0 3.00

T-Mobile Us currently has a consensus price target of $70.86, suggesting a potential upside of 498.46%. pdvWireless has a consensus price target of $59.00, suggesting a potential upside of 82.38%. Given T-Mobile Us’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe T-Mobile Us is more favorable than pdvWireless.


T-Mobile Us beats pdvWireless on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

T-Mobile Us Company Profile

MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (MetroPCS Communications) is a facilities-based wireless broadband mobile communications provider in the United States, including the Atlanta, Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando/Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Tampa/Sarasota metropolitan areas. It offers wireless broadband mobile services under the MetroPCS brand in selected metropolitan areas in the United States. It provides a variety of wireless broadband mobile communications services to its customers on a no long-term contract, paid-in-advance basis. As of December 31, 2011, it had over 9.3 million customers. All of its services are provided through wholly owned subsidiaries of MetroPCS Wireless, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MetroPCS Communications. In January 2011, it introduced long term evolution (4G LTE) service plans.

pdvWireless Company Profile

pdvWireless, Inc., formerly Pacific DataVision, Inc., is a wireless communications carrier and a provider of mobile workforce communication and location-based solutions. The Company’s solutions focus on enhancing the productivity of its customers’ field-based workers, and the efficiency of their dispatch and call center operations. The Company is deploying and operating the two-way radio networks that offer push-to-talk (PTT) communications services to primarily dispatch-centric, small and medium-sized businesses. The Company has launched its PTT networks in markets throughout the United States. The Company offers its DispatchPlus service, which combines pdvConnect, its suite of mobile communication and workforce management applications with digital network architecture and mobile devices. Developed for dispatch-centric businesses, pdvConnect enables businesses to locate and communicate with their field workers.

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