AST SpaceMobile (NASDAQ:ASTS – Get Rating) is one of 41 public companies in the “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare AST SpaceMobile to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
Insider & 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 insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares AST SpaceMobile and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|AST SpaceMobile Competitors||-91.28%||-63.89%||-12.35%|
This is a summary of current ratings for AST SpaceMobile and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|AST SpaceMobile Competitors||249||701||746||36||2.33|
AST SpaceMobile presently has a consensus target price of $30.00, indicating a potential upside of 307.06%. As a group, “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 49.63%. Given AST SpaceMobile’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe AST SpaceMobile is more favorable than its rivals.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares AST SpaceMobile and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|AST SpaceMobile||$12.40 million||-$18.97 million||-12.49|
|AST SpaceMobile Competitors||$3.29 billion||$356.18 million||1.61|
AST SpaceMobile’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than AST SpaceMobile. AST SpaceMobile is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Risk and 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 rivals have a beta of 1.29, meaning that their average stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.
AST SpaceMobile rivals beat AST SpaceMobile on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
About AST SpaceMobile (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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