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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.86
PNTR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. PNTR: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PNTR' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.16 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.86
Equity to Asset 0.57
PNTR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. PNTR: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PNTR' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.05  Med: 0.32 Max: 1
Current: 0.57
-1.05
1
Interest Coverage 4.38
PNTR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
84% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 103.06 vs. PNTR: 4.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PNTR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.92  Med: 3.36 Max: 4.6
Current: 4.38
1.92
4.6
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.47
M-Score: -2.97
WACC vs ROIC
8.75%
7.21%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.84
PNTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. PNTR: 5.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PNTR' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.04  Med: 6.31 Max: 12.12
Current: 5.84
-3.04
12.12
Net-margin (%) 2.58
PNTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 536 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. PNTR: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PNTR' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.92  Med: 2.48 Max: 12.78
Current: 2.58
-9.92
12.78
ROE (%) 5.73
PNTR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. PNTR: 5.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PNTR' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.87  Med: 6.75 Max: 28.7
Current: 5.73
-26.87
28.7
ROA (%) 3.16
PNTR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. PNTR: 3.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PNTR' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.85  Med: 1.81 Max: 12
Current: 3.16
-8.85
12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 71.03
PNTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.94 vs. PNTR: 71.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PNTR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.93  Med: 56.46 Max: 92.74
Current: 71.03
-24.93
92.74
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -8.20
PNTR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. PNTR: -8.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PNTR' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -61.4  Med: -3.8 Max: 18.2
Current: -8.2
-61.4
18.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -13.60
PNTR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. PNTR: -13.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PNTR' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -76.8  Med: -13.6 Max: 3.8
Current: -13.6
-76.8
3.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -3.00
PNTR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. PNTR: -3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PNTR' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -74.8  Med: -47.9 Max: 67.5
Current: -3
-74.8
67.5
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Traded in other countries:PNTR.Israel,
Pointer Telocation Ltd provides mobile resource management products & services for the automotive & insurance industries. It offers road-side assistance, vehicle towing, stolen vehicle retrieval services & fleet management, among others.

Pointer Telocation Ltd was incorporated under the laws of the State of Israel on July 17, 1991 under the name Nexus Telecommunications Systems Ltd. It changed its name to Pointer Telocation Ltd in January 2006. The company provides advanced command and control technologies for the automotive and insurance industries. It operates in two segments, its Pointer segment and its Cellocator segment. Through the Cellocator segment, the Company designs, develops and produces mobile resource management or MRM products, which include devices for asset tracking, fleet management and security products for sale to third party operators providing MRM services in Europe, Latin America and Israel, as well as to its Pointer segment. Through its Pointer segment, it acts as an operator primarily in Israel, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Romania by bundling its products together with a range of services including stolen vehicle retrieval services and fleet management services, and also provides roadside assistance services and emergency home repair services and garage repair for sale to insurance companies, fleets and individual customers. The Pointer Segment provides services such as Asset tracking services, SVR services, Fleet management services, Roadside assistance services, Car sharing services and Emergency home repair and other services. The Cellocator Segment develops, manufactures and distributes Asset tracking products, stolen vehicle retrieval, or SVR, products, and Fleet management application products. The Company's competitors in the GPS/Cellular based vehicle device market in Latin America include Skypatrol LLC, Digital Communications Technologies LLC (Antares GPS), Maxtrac, Continental GPS Tracking Ltd. and Portman Security System International Co. Ltd. Its competitors in Europe consist mainly of Ruptela, GPS Tracking Network Inc. (Enfora); Uab Teltonika; Falcom GmbH; Skope Solutions; and Digicore Holdings Ltd and Queclink worldwide.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.61
PNTR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 22.16 vs. PNTR: 19.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PNTR' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.37  Med: 12.3 Max: 106.29
Current: 19.61
3.37
106.29
Forward P/E 9.39
PNTR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. PNTR: 9.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.14
PNTR's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
58% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 22.45 vs. PNTR: 19.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PNTR' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.39  Med: 12.04 Max: 106.29
Current: 19.14
3.39
106.29
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 12.73
PNTR's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 20.16 vs. PNTR: 12.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
PNTR' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.4  Med: 8.99 Max: 190
Current: 12.73
2.4
190
P/B 1.39
PNTR's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. PNTR: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PNTR' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.9 Max: 3.02
Current: 1.39
0.33
3.02
P/S 0.56
PNTR's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. PNTR: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PNTR' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.43 Max: 1.04
Current: 0.56
0.13
1.04
PFCF 14.83
PNTR's PFCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 15.32 vs. PNTR: 14.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PNTR' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.61  Med: 8.18 Max: 72.2
Current: 14.83
1.61
72.2
POCF 6.86
PNTR's POCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.24 vs. PNTR: 6.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PNTR' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 4.34 Max: 21.14
Current: 6.86
1.15
21.14
EV-to-EBIT 8.71
PNTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 15.67 vs. PNTR: 8.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PNTR' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.6  Med: 9.1 Max: 50.6
Current: 8.71
-16.6
50.6
EV-to-EBITDA 5.91
PNTR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
78% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 12.79 vs. PNTR: 5.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
PNTR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 5 Max: 15
Current: 5.91
2.9
15
Shiller P/E 33.43
PNTR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
52% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 31.53 vs. PNTR: 33.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PNTR' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.79  Med: 30.65 Max: 296
Current: 33.43
21.79
296
Current Ratio 1.90
PNTR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. PNTR: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PNTR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.68 Max: 1.9
Current: 1.9
0.42
1.9
Quick Ratio 1.62
PNTR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. PNTR: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PNTR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.57 Max: 1.62
Current: 1.62
0.32
1.62
Days Inventory 23.17
PNTR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
86% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 70.17 vs. PNTR: 23.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PNTR' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.61  Med: 26.72 Max: 31.85
Current: 23.17
19.61
31.85
Days Sales Outstanding 35.01
PNTR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 71.19 vs. PNTR: 35.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PNTR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.01  Med: 69.27 Max: 84.33
Current: 35.01
35.01
84.33
Days Payable 29.02
PNTR's Days Payable is ranked lower than
83% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 58.08 vs. PNTR: 29.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
PNTR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.02  Med: 75.75 Max: 130.98
Current: 29.02
29.02
130.98

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -11.80
PNTR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. PNTR: -11.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
PNTR' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -182.5  Med: -25.1 Max: -0.8
Current: -11.8
-182.5
-0.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 6.07
PNTR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
81% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. PNTR: 6.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PNTR' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 7.42 Max: 76.05
Current: 6.07
0.96
76.05
Price/Projected FCF 0.84
PNTR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. PNTR: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PNTR' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.64 Max: 6.78
Current: 0.84
0.17
6.78
Price/Median PS Value 1.25
PNTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PNTR: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PNTR' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.28 Max: 41.25
Current: 1.25
0.31
41.25
Price/Graham Number 2.28
PNTR's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
64% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. PNTR: 2.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PNTR' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 1.61 Max: 2.32
Current: 2.28
1.1
2.32
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 11.47
PNTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. PNTR: 11.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PNTR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 10.65 Max: 17.4
Current: 11.47
2
17.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -4.07
PNTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. PNTR: -4.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
PNTR' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -438.7  Med: 5.7 Max: 43.2
Current: -4.07
-438.7
43.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $113.3
EPS (TTM) $ 0.39
Beta0.64
Short Percentage of Float0.05%
52-Week Range $4.97 - 7.80
Shares Outstanding (Mil)7.81

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 69 72 78 83
EPS ($) 0.56 0.81 0.99 1.13
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.56 0.81 0.99 1.13
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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