Analyzing Mynaric (NASDAQ:MYNA) & AST SpaceMobile (NASDAQ:ASTS)

Mynaric (NASDAQ:MYNAGet Rating) and AST SpaceMobile (NASDAQ:ASTSGet Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Mynaric and AST SpaceMobile, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mynaric 0 0 2 0 3.00
AST SpaceMobile 0 0 1 0 3.00

Mynaric currently has a consensus price target of $25.00, indicating a potential upside of 355.87%. AST SpaceMobile has a consensus price target of $30.00, indicating a potential upside of 282.65%. Given Mynaric’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Mynaric is more favorable than AST SpaceMobile.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mynaric and AST SpaceMobile’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mynaric $2.79 million 44.44 -$53.80 million N/A N/A
AST SpaceMobile $12.40 million 115.68 -$18.97 million ($0.26) -30.15

AST SpaceMobile has higher revenue and earnings than Mynaric.

Profitability

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
Mynaric N/A N/A N/A
AST SpaceMobile -68.97% -15.52% -12.21%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.5% of Mynaric shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.7% of AST SpaceMobile shares are owned by institutional investors. 68.6% of AST SpaceMobile shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

About Mynaric

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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

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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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