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Auto Captives Summit 2018 – time to Think Bigger!

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to attend White Clarke Group’s 3rd annual event, network with senior executives from across the Globe, and enjoy the views from one of London’s most prestigious conference venues.

Auto finance companies who “Think Bigger” about digitalization will dominate the increasingly connected auto finance world. Tomorrow’s auto finance leaders are actively leveraging the latest technology innovations to develop enterprise-wide digital strategies that optimise business processes, transforming their digital relationships with customers into a lifetime versus a transaction.

Pioneers in this new connected age are already deploying complex data analytics to leverage value from customers and connected car data; building new partnerships with fintech firms to create customer-focussed digital ecosystems; and are devising and testing new multi-channel business products and services which threaten to supersede historically-acccepted business models.

The 2018 White Clarke Group Auto Captives Summit provides delegates with real world examples for success in the transforming digital world of automotive finance.

  • David Slider, EVP at White Clarke Group will set the theme for the day, share industry trends and encourage us to think bigger and push the limits we face in our organizations.
  • Toby Woolf, Big Data Automotive Leader at IBM will demonstrate how their big data technology is delivering actionable insights to auto finance captives;
  • Irfon Watkins, CEO at DOVU will be explaining how their new blockchain platform monetizes the flow of connected car data between the driver and the organizations who use it.

You can see the full agenda and request an invite at: www.autocaptives.com.

In the afternoon we begin to explore the emerging digital models for selling auto finance.

  • Andy Hinrichs, CEO and Founder at Autogravity, a true disrupter in the US auto finance market, will brief delegates on their auto finance mobile app that is revolutionizing how dealers and consumers engage during the shopping and financing process. The app has been credited for simplifying the financing process, saving users time, and having a higher sales conversion rate than direct sales
  • Toby Kernon, CEO at Wagonex will share his new fintech start-up strategy – one of the first in a growing number of simple, subscription based Cars-as-a-Service offerings, which threaten to replace contract hire and PCP by bundling all of the costs of car usage into one monthly payment.
  • Royce Curtin, Managing Director of Global Intelligence at Barclays Bank will give us insight to Data Wars – How Barclays manages the threat from cyber attacks. Before he joined Barclays, Curtin was Deputy Assistant Director of National Intelligence in Washington, and prior to that a special Agent at the FBI. Curtin has unique insight into a growing problem for all digital organizations.

This year’s panel will be led by Vinnett Taylor, Information of Things (IOT) thought leader at O2. O2 is the commercial brand of Telefónica UK Limited and is a leading digital communications company with the highest customer satisfaction for any mobile provider according to Ofcom.

White Clarke Group’s Auto Captives Summit, entitled ‘Think Bigger’ is one of the year’s not-to-be-missed events and can be combined as a two-day extravaganza by attending the International Auto Finance Network which takes place the following day at the Hilton Tower Bridge.

The Auto Captives Summit 2018 is not just another conference. It’s a unique opportunity for senior auto finance executives to meet and debate the transforming landscape of auto finance, while networking with other senior auto finance industry executives from companies such as: BMW Financial Services, Daimler Financial Services, FCA Automotive Services, Ford Credit, GM Financial, Honda Finance, Hyundai Capital, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda Finance, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, PSA Finance, RCI Financial Services, Tesla Motors, Toyota Financial Services, Volkswagen Financial Services, and Volvo Financial Services.

Spaces are limited and on an invite-only basis.

You can see the full agenda and request an invite at: www.autocaptives.com.

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Global Commercial Telematics Market Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 – 2020

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The commercial telematics market has gained significant momentum in recent years due to the features and services offered by telematics solutions. This report provides a comprehensive strategic analysis of the global market for commercial telematics along with the market size and growth forecast for the period 2012 – 2020. Commercial telematics broadly refers to a system using which an electronic or mechanical device communicates with other devices or human users with the help of a telecommunication network. Factors such as government regulations for mandatory use of telematics technology, wide adoption of commercial telematics across various industries including insurance and infotainment, and increasing partnerships between automobile manufacturers and telematics service providers has led to the growth of global commercial telematics market. Furthermore, rising penetration of broadband and high speed long-term evolution (LTE) technologies across the globe and the increasing demand for high-end luxury cars is driving the adoption and demand for commercial telematics.

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This research report on the commercial telematics market provides a detailed market analysis and helps understand the driving forces behind the popularity of these systems across various end-use industries. The report also provides a breakdown and review of various factors affecting market growth, which are appropriately described as market drivers, restraints, and opportunities. These factors determine various existing trends and their impact on market growth. It offers a comprehensive coverage of underlying technological and economic factors influencing the commercial telematics business. Furthermore, value chain analysis and Porter’s five forces analysis are included in the report, which aim to provide strategic insights into the supply chain of the commercial telematics market. The prevalent competition in the market is identified and described through market share analysis of key players.

The scope of the report includes comprehensive analysis of various market segments based on applications and telematics type. Further, in-depth cross sectional analysis of these segments across different geographies [North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW)] has been provided to aid in strategic decision making. The report includes study of commercial telematics based on various types as OEM telematics and aftermarket telematics. Embedded and hybrid OEM systems are the two types of OEM telematics considered in the scopSet featured imagee of this report. Furthermore, embedded and portable aftermarket systems are two types of aftermarket telematics included in the study. Applications in commercial telematics have been categorized into fleet/asset management, satellite navigation, infotainment application, insurance telematics [pay-as-you-drive (PAYD)], telehealth solutions, remote alarm and monitoring and other applications such as emergency warning systems and wireless vehicle safety communications. The study offers a complete understanding of different application sectors of commercial telematics market. The study provides a comprehensive assessment of stakeholder strategies and imperatives for succeeding in the business.

Additionally, the report also includes competitive profiling of leading players in the industry and various business strategies adopted by them. In addition, report explores potential opportunities that are estimated to increase profitability of market participants. The company profiles section in the report provides overview of the companies, annual revenue generated for the past two/three years, business strategies, and recent developments. Companies profiled in this report include MiX Telematics Ltd., Omnitracs LLC, Verizon Communications Inc., WirelessCar AB, ORBCOMM Inc., Masternaut Limited, TomTom N.V., Trimble Navigation Limited, and OnStar LLC.

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The global commercial telematics market is categorized into the following segments:

Commercial Telematics Market, by Type

  • OEM Telematics
    • Embedded OEM Systems
    • Hybrid OEM Systems
  • Aftermarket Telematics
    • Embedded Aftermarket Telematics
    • Portable Aftermarket Telematics

Commercial Telematics Market, by Application

  • Fleet / Asset Management
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Infotainment
  • Insurance Telematics
  • Telehealth Solutions
  • Remote Alarm and Monitoring
  • Others

Commercial Telematics Market, by End-use Industry

  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • Government and Utilities
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing

Commercial Telematics Market, by Geography

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World

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Auto Captives Summit 2018 – time to Think Bigger!

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to attend White Clarke Group’s 3rd annual event, network with senior executives from across the Globe, and enjoy the views from one of London’s most prestigious conference venues.

Auto finance companies who “Think Bigger” about digitalization will dominate the increasingly connected auto finance world. Tomorrow’s auto finance leaders are actively leveraging the latest technology innovations to develop enterprise-wide digital strategies that optimise business processes, transforming their digital relationships with customers into a lifetime versus a transaction.

Pioneers in this new connected age are already deploying complex data analytics to leverage value from customers and connected car data; building new partnerships with fintech firms to create customer-focussed digital ecosystems; and are devising and testing new multi-channel business products and services which threaten to supersede historically-acccepted business models.

The 2018 White Clarke Group Auto Captives Summit provides delegates with real world examples for success in the transforming digital world of automotive finance.

  • David Slider, EVP at White Clarke Group will set the theme for the day, share industry trends and encourage us to think bigger and push the limits we face in our organizations.
  • Toby Woolf, Big Data Automotive Leader at IBM will demonstrate how their big data technology is delivering actionable insights to auto finance captives;
  • Irfon Watkins, CEO at DOVU will be explaining how their new blockchain platform monetizes the flow of connected car data between the driver and the organizations who use it.

You can see the full agenda and request an invite at: www.autocaptives.com.

In the afternoon we begin to explore the emerging digital models for selling auto finance.

  • Andy Hinrichs, CEO and Founder at Autogravity, a true disrupter in the US auto finance market, will brief delegates on their auto finance mobile app that is revolutionizing how dealers and consumers engage during the shopping and financing process. The app has been credited for simplifying the financing process, saving users time, and having a higher sales conversion rate than direct sales
  • Toby Kernon, CEO at Wagonex will share his new fintech start-up strategy – one of the first in a growing number of simple, subscription based Cars-as-a-Service offerings, which threaten to replace contract hire and PCP by bundling all of the costs of car usage into one monthly payment.
  • Royce Curtin, Managing Director of Global Intelligence at Barclays Bank will give us insight to Data Wars – How Barclays manages the threat from cyber attacks. Before he joined Barclays, Curtin was Deputy Assistant Director of National Intelligence in Washington, and prior to that a special Agent at the FBI. Curtin has unique insight into a growing problem for all digital organizations.

This year’s panel will be led by Vinnett Taylor, Information of Things (IOT) thought leader at O2. O2 is the commercial brand of Telefónica UK Limited and is a leading digital communications company with the highest customer satisfaction for any mobile provider according to Ofcom.

White Clarke Group’s Auto Captives Summit, entitled ‘Think Bigger’ is one of the year’s not-to-be-missed events and can be combined as a two-day extravaganza by attending the International Auto Finance Network which takes place the following day at the Hilton Tower Bridge.

The Auto Captives Summit 2018 is not just another conference. It’s a unique opportunity for senior auto finance executives to meet and debate the transforming landscape of auto finance, while networking with other senior auto finance industry executives from companies such as: BMW Financial Services, Daimler Financial Services, FCA Automotive Services, Ford Credit, GM Financial, Honda Finance, Hyundai Capital, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda Finance, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, PSA Finance, RCI Financial Services, Tesla Motors, Toyota Financial Services, Volkswagen Financial Services, and Volvo Financial Services.

Spaces are limited and on an invite-only basis.

You can see the full agenda and request an invite at: www.autocaptives.com.

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National Interstate Implements Informatica Intelligent Data Platform to Accelerate Ahead of Commercial Vehicle …

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Informatica®, the enterprise cloud data management leader accelerating data-driven digital transformation, today announced that National Interstate Insurance Company (National Interstate), is implementing Informatica solutions to power industry-leading customer experiences and intelligent disruption across the commercial transportation insurance industry.

One of the nation’s leading niche specialty property and casualty insurance companies, National Interstate’s portfolio of products includes traditional transportation insurance, innovative alternative risk transfer (ART) programs for commercial transportation companies and insurance for specialty vehicle owners. With large transportation companies spending upwards of tens of millions of dollars on vehicle insurance annually, it is essential for National Interstate to function as a trusted and responsive strategic partner to its clientele.

“In terms of customer experience, commercial lines insurance is probably a decade or more behind personal auto insurance in the use of data to drive superior service,” said Scott Noerr, vice president and chief information officer, National Interstate. “Our Informatica implementation will enable us to change this at National Interstate, providing us not only with a competitive edge, but also with the disruptive ability to accelerate miles ahead of our competition in customer satisfaction, business efficiency, market share and profitability – and do it in a sustainable and scalable fashion.”

National Interstate’s use of Informatica enterprise cloud data management solutions will enable:

  • Superior, data-driven customer experiences via comprehensive, timely and trusted customer views that enable a deeper, more accurate understanding of customer needs.
  • Better risk management decisions to help provide customers with more competitive rates while protecting profitability.
  • More responsive customer service, including faster underwriting due to 20 to 30 percent reductions in underwriting processing time.
  • Elimination of manual and duplicate business and data sharing processes, reducing friction between National Interstate, agents and customers while saving the company tens of thousands of hours annually through more efficient workflows.

Providing a data management foundation for National Interstate’s next-generation underwriting practices, Informatica solutions are powered by the Informatica Intelligent Data Platform, featuring the Informatica CLAIRE artificial intelligence (AI) engine. These Informatica solutions enable the company to leverage AI and machine learning, as well as sensor and GPS data via telematics.

National Interstate has initially deployed its Informatica solution – including Informatica PowerCenter® and Informatica B2B Data Exchange – as part of a pilot program in Alaska and Hawaii. Full deployment is anticipated to commence in Q1 2018. The company is also looking at other Informatica solutions, including Address Verification, Data Quality and Master Data Management.

“We chose Informatica because of the breadth and depth of its capabilities,” said Tony Macko, director, Business Intelligence of National Interstate. “As our data management needs grow, we don’t have to reinvent the wheel. We can add Master Data Management when we’re ready and still have one connected enterprise solution. It’s also very important to us to attract the best people to our team who can help us get the most from our data. From what we’ve seen, the best talent out there wants to work with Informatica solutions.”

The Informatica Intelligent Data Platform, featuring CLAIRE, and part of all Informatica solutions, delivers an automated, scalable, integrated platform for any company, any size, supporting any business needs. It is the most comprehensive, modular and fully integrated data management platform available, supporting all aspects of data management including data integration, metadata management, data quality, master data management, iPaaS, data archiving, and data management for cloud, hybrid and big data environments. 

“National Interstate is a pioneer in the use of technology in the commercial vehicle insurance space and we are pleased to empower the company to put data even more at the forefront of what it is doing,” said Amit Walia, executive vice president and chief product officer, Informatica. “National Interstate’s use of Informatica will enable the company to use the full power of all its data to get closer to customers and have a clearer view of their businesses, master risk and streamline operations – while bringing numerous new data-centric capabilities to clients and agents in the commercial insurance market.”

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About Informatica
Informatica is the only Enterprise Cloud Data Management leader that accelerates data-driven digital transformation. Informatica enables companies to unleash the power of data to fuel innovation, become more agile and realize new growth opportunities, resulting in intelligent market disruptions. With over 7,000 customers worldwide, Informatica is the trusted leader in Enterprise Cloud Data Management. For more information, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit www.informatica.com. Connect with Informatica on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.

About National Interstate
National Interstate Insurance Company offers insurance products and services, including alternative risk transfer programs, focused on the transportation industry. It provides insurance solutions that address the unique needs of our customers, which include passenger, moving and storage, and truck transportation companies. National Interstate and its insurance subsidiaries, Vanliner Insurance Company and Triumphe Casualty Company, are rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Founded in 1989, National Interstate is headquartered in Richfield, Ohio with operations in Kapolei, Hawaii and Fenton, Missouri.

National Interstate is a member of Great American Insurance Group. The members of Great American Insurance Group are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG). AFG’s common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFG.

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The Future Of Trucking? Wall Street Weighs In On Tesla Semi, Roadster Unveiling

The reveal of Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA)’s Semi and Roadster met wide enthusiasm.

J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ: JBHT) and Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT) pre-ordered the electric truck within the first 24 hours, and Tesla’s stock spiked as much as 4.3 percent.

But the Street, while conceding awe, didn’t consider the vehicles near-term game-changers. Here’s what they had to say.

Semi features surpassed expectations.

The Class 8 truck’s enhanced autopilot, acceleration capabilities, 30-minute charging, automatic braking, lane tracking, single-gear operations, four electric motors, central seating, wrap-around glass cabin and dual touchscreens impressed analysts.

More importantly, the 500-mile range far exceeded expectations spanning 200 to 450 miles.

“The Tesla truck appears to best current diesel truck performance in almost every measurable way,” Morgan Stanley analysts Ravi Shanker and Adam Jonas wrote, noting that the truck was “even more ambitious than we had hoped.”

The outperformance expands Tesla’s total addressable market.

Loup Ventures managing partner Gene Munster expects the Semi to inflate Tesla’s TAM by 15 to 20 percent. Bernstein agrees.

“Tesla’s addressable market for Semi Trucks may be considerably larger than we had estimated – and could potentially amount to 15 percent to 20 percent of our total projected company revenues in 2025,” Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi Jr. wrote.

See Also: This Analyst Still Thinks Tesla’s Competition Is ‘Completely Toast’ Following Semi Event

Advanced features also pave the way for services revenue.

At a rate of 7 cents per kilowatt-hour, Tesla could see annual charging revenues as high as $14 billion, according to Bernstein estimates. The opportunity could be compounded by additional touchscreen services.

“The extent of in-cab connectivity and telematics seems impressive and has potential to be a services business over time,” Shanker and Jonas wrote.

The Semi will initially cost more than diesel competitors but ultimately drive savings.

Musk promised a two-year payback in fuel savings driven by lower energy costs and fewer maintenance requirements, but the first-year payments will be a hurdle.

Jefferies expects the Semi to cost about 35 percent more than diesel competitors, while Munster anticipates a future value between $225,000 and $275,000 against diesels’ $150,000.

But if it sells, the payoff would be significant.

“This would add about 15 to 20 percent to Tesla’s top and presumably bottom line in the year 2025,” Munster wrote.

The Semi will be widely disruptive.

Morgan Stanley dubbed the trailer “the future of trucking,” and Buckingham conceded its potential for greater disruption than previously anticipated.

“While barriers still exist (fleets like to test vehicles first and need a reliable service network) and the trucking industry is historically slow to adopt new technologies, we think it is hard to downplay the potential negative impact from Tesla to our coverage universe,” Buckingham analyst Neil Frohnapple wrote.

Tesla may hit hurdles in its rollout.

Jefferies noted that competitors appear “well advanced” in electric trucks, Munster foresees production delays, and Bernstein anticipates a charging infrastructure investment upwards of $1 billion. On top of these circumstances, drivers may resist the change.

“Truckers are notoriously conservative and we expect adoption of the semi to be relatively slow,” Oppenheimer analysts Colin Rusch and Noah Kaye wrote.

For now, Tesla can leverage consumer and investor excitement to raise capital…

“An untapped opportunity in trucking should continue to stoke investor’s optimism for the next three years,” Munster wrote.

…And lean on the Roadster to boost brand appeal.

With 1.9-second zero-to-60 acceleration and a single charge sustaining a 630-mile trek, the second edition Roadster is “brand-enhancing,” according to Bernstein.

“We expect the Roadster to have an enthusiastic response and be a source of cash via reservations,” Oppenheimer wrote.

Munster sees a $1 billion annual opportunity in capturing 25 percent of the exotic car market.

Although, the Roadster may not well align with Tesla’s production and pricing goals.

The project is notably low-volume.

“We find battery size and range to be at odds with Tesla’s mission of developing more affordable EVs,” Jefferies analysts Philippe Houchois, Graham Phillips and Ashik Kurian wrote.

Overall Thesis: Still A Model 3 Story

Tesla has a full plate with its passenger vehicles, gigafactory, solar segment and battery business, and Bernstein worries the truck and Roadster projects, while near-term stock catalysts and demonstrative of Tesla’s innovation, further detract from its “core automotive franchise.”

“We can’t help worrying that Tesla may be taking on too much organizationally – which could distract it from ensuring Model 3’s commercial success, which we believe is the critical driver of the company’s fortunes,” Sacconaghi wrote.

Morgan Stanley forecasts the Semi unit representing no more than 10 percent of Tesla’s current market cap.

“We expect the Tesla semi to be more impactful for the trucking industry than Tesla itself,” Shanker and Jonas wrote.

Tesla’s announcements sparked no ratings changes.

  • Bernstein: Market Perform, $265
  • Buckingham: No rating
  • Jefferies: Underperform, $240
  • Loup Ventures: No rating
  • Morgan Stanley: Market Perform, $379
  • Oppenheimer: Market Perform

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Oct 2017 Evercore ISI Group Downgrades Outperform In-Line
Oct 2017 Morgan Stanley Maintains Equal-Weight Equal-Weight
Oct 2017 Standpoint Research Downgrades Hold Sell

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2017 Innovations in the Connected Car Security Market – Research and Markets

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Innovations
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This edition of the Future Tech TOE highlights the latest advancements
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innovators to secure autonomous vehicles from advanced threats in the
connected ecosystem. The TOE provides an overview of the key challenges,
industry initiatives, and key innovations related to over the air
firmware updates (OTA) and electronic control unit (ECU) security. It
focuses on global R&D trends in the connected car security technology
space. The TOE also offers analysis of patenting trends for the
technology, along with key funding initiatives with respect to connected
car security globally.

The Future Tech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures emerging
innovations in research and development, or profile existing
technologies which have seen a resurgence in terms of new markets and
applications. It usually provides a technology overview, drivers,
challenges, research and development, analyst insights and key patent
information. In some cases, technology convergence scenarios and future
growth opportunities are outlined. It covers innovations and
technologies in a variety of industry spaces including manufacturing,
sensors, electronics, information and communications technologies,
networks, lighting technologies, healthcare, medical devices, materials
and coatings, and developments in the energy sector that contribute
toward a sustainable and greener world.

These innovations have profound impact on a range of business functions
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Key Topics Covered:

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Financial Survey: Epocrates (EPOC) & MiX Telematics Limited (NYSE:MIXT)








Epocrates (NASDAQ: EPOC) and MiX Telematics Limited (NYSE:MIXT) are both small-cap system software companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership



20.0% of MiX Telematics Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations








This is a summary of recent ratings for Epocrates and MiX Telematics Limited, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Epocrates 0 0 0 0 N/A
MiX Telematics Limited 0 2 1 0 2.33

MiX Telematics Limited has a consensus target price of $15.00, suggesting a potential upside of 32.74%. Given MiX Telematics Limited’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe MiX Telematics Limited is more favorable than Epocrates.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Epocrates and MiX Telematics Limited’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Epocrates N/A N/A N/A ($0.30) -39.10
MiX Telematics Limited $114.82 million 2.20 $8.65 million $0.40 28.25

MiX Telematics Limited has higher revenue and earnings than Epocrates. Epocrates is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MiX Telematics Limited, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

MiX Telematics Limited pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Epocrates does not pay a dividend. MiX Telematics Limited pays out 30.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Epocrates and MiX Telematics Limited’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Epocrates N/A N/A N/A
MiX Telematics Limited 7.73% 8.99% 6.81%

Summary

MiX Telematics Limited beats Epocrates on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Epocrates

Epocrates, Inc. (Epocrates) is a provider of mobile drug reference tools and electronic health records to healthcare professionals and interactive services to the healthcare industry. As of December 31, 2011, its user network consists of well over one million healthcare professionals, including approximately 340,000, or more than 50% of United States physicians. The Company offers its products on major United States mobile platforms, including Apple iOS, Android and BlackBerry. Epocrates operates in two segments: Subscriptions and Interactive Services, and Electronic Health Records. It uses brand names include DocAlert, Epocrates, Epocrates Honors, Epocrates ID, Epocrates Lab, Epocrates MedTools, Epocrates Rx, Epocrates Rx Pro, Epocrates Dx, Epocrates QuickSurvey, Epocrates QuickRecruit, Epocrates MedInsight, EssentialPoints and MedCafe. In October 2011, it launched a redesign of the drug reference tool to create a new platform that provides healthcare professionals.

About MiX Telematics Limited

MiX Telematics Limited is a South Africa-based provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to customers. The Company’s operating segments include Africa, Europe, Americas, Middle East and Australasia, Brazil and Central Services Organization. The Company’s products and services provide enterprise fleets, small fleets and consumers with solutions for safety, risk management and security. The Company’s solutions include MiX Fleet Manager, which consists of an on-board computer, an online tracking and information portal, as well as access to fleet and driver reports and analytics; MiX SafeDrive provides In-Vehicle Monitoring Systems (IVMS) that monitor driver performance, identify unsafe behaviors and provide audible alerts; Matrix is focused on personal safety and consumer telematics through vehicle tracking-and-recovery products and services, and Beam-e, which is a wireless device that fits into vehicles, motorbikes or caravan.

















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