PCM (PCMI) versus The Competition Head to Head Comparison

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

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for PCM and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PCM 0 0 2 0 3.00
PCM Competitors 106 502 1898 49 2.74

PCM currently has a consensus price target of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 21.83%. As a group, “Catalog & mail-order houses” companies have a potential upside of 6.00%. Given PCM’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe PCM is more favorable than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

53.2% of PCM shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.2% of shares of all “Catalog & mail-order houses” companies are held by institutional investors. 24.0% of PCM shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 29.6% of shares of all “Catalog & mail-order houses” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PCM and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PCM $2.19 billion $3.09 million 9.12
PCM Competitors $13.26 billion $329.84 million 36.94

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

Risk and Volatility

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


This table compares PCM and its peers’ 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% -1,897.02% -2.41%


PCM peers beat PCM on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

PCM Company Profile

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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