Mynaric (NASDAQ:MYNA – Get Rating) and AST SpaceMobile (NASDAQ:ASTS – Get Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
4.5% of Mynaric shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.7% of AST SpaceMobile shares are held by institutional investors. 68.6% of AST SpaceMobile shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Mynaric and AST SpaceMobile’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Mynaric||$2.79 million||56.81||-$53.80 million||N/A||N/A|
|AST SpaceMobile||$12.40 million||146.08||-$18.97 million||($0.26)||-38.08|
This table compares Mynaric and AST SpaceMobile’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of current ratings for Mynaric and AST SpaceMobile, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Mynaric currently has a consensus target price of $25.00, suggesting a potential upside of 256.63%. AST SpaceMobile has a consensus target price of $30.00, suggesting a potential upside of 203.03%. Given Mynaric’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Mynaric is more favorable than AST SpaceMobile.
Mynaric AG engages in developing and manufacturing advanced laser communication technology for long-distance data transmission between moving objects for wireless terrestrial, airborne, and space applications in Germany and internationally. The company offers CONDOR, an optical inter-satellite link flight terminal for satellite-to-satellite communications in space; and HAWK, an airborne flight terminal for air-to-air and air-to-ground links of airborne vehicles. Its products provide connectivity solutions to link satellites, high-altitude platforms, unmanned aerial vehicles, aircraft, and the ground. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Gilching, Germany.
About AST SpaceMobile
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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