AST SpaceMobile (NASDAQ:ASTS – Get Rating) is one of 40 publicly-traded companies in the “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare AST SpaceMobile to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Risk & Volatility
AST SpaceMobile has a beta of 0.63, suggesting that its share price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AST SpaceMobile’s competitors have a beta of 1.40, suggesting that their average share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares AST SpaceMobile and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|AST SpaceMobile||$12.40 million||-$18.97 million||-13.10|
|AST SpaceMobile Competitors||$3.40 billion||$368.64 million||1.34|
AST SpaceMobile’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than AST SpaceMobile. AST SpaceMobile is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares AST SpaceMobile and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|AST SpaceMobile Competitors||-91.76%||-63.80%||-12.73%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
24.8% of AST SpaceMobile shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.6% of shares of all “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 19.4% of shares of all “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for AST SpaceMobile and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|AST SpaceMobile Competitors||245||692||746||36||2.33|
AST SpaceMobile currently has a consensus price target of $30.50, suggesting a potential upside of 294.57%. As a group, “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 67.65%. Given AST SpaceMobile’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe AST SpaceMobile is more favorable than its competitors.
AST SpaceMobile competitors beat AST SpaceMobile on 9 of the 13 factors compared.
AST SpaceMobile Company Profile (Get Rating)
AST SpaceMobile, Inc. operates space-based cellular broadband network for mobile phones. Its SpaceMobile service provides mobile broadband services for users traveling in and out of areas without terrestrial mobile services on land, at sea, or in flight. The company is headquartered in Midland, Texas.
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