Head-To-Head Survey: AST SpaceMobile (ASTS) and Its Competitors

AST SpaceMobile (NASDAQ:ASTSGet Rating) is one of 41 public companies in the “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare AST SpaceMobile to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for AST SpaceMobile and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AST SpaceMobile 0 0 2 0 3.00
AST SpaceMobile Competitors 248 697 746 36 2.33

AST SpaceMobile currently has a consensus target price of $30.00, indicating a potential upside of 253.77%. As a group, “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 47.87%. Given AST SpaceMobile’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe AST SpaceMobile is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares AST SpaceMobile and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AST SpaceMobile $12.40 million -$18.97 million -14.37
AST SpaceMobile Competitors $3.29 billion $356.18 million 1.45

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.

Risk & Volatility

AST SpaceMobile has a beta of 0.62, meaning that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AST SpaceMobile’s competitors have a beta of 1.29, meaning that their average stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional 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 endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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 -214.60% -20.08% -15.34%
AST SpaceMobile Competitors -91.28% -63.89% -12.35%

Summary

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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