Head-To-Head Review: Virgin Orbit (VORB) vs. Its Rivals

Virgin Orbit (NASDAQ:VORBGet Rating) is one of 16 publicly-traded companies in the “Search & navigation equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Virgin Orbit to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Virgin Orbit and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Virgin Orbit 1 0 2 0 2.33
Virgin Orbit Competitors 74 490 568 19 2.46

Virgin Orbit currently has a consensus target price of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 409.55%. As a group, “Search & navigation equipment” companies have a potential upside of 14.54%. Given Virgin Orbit’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Virgin Orbit is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Virgin Orbit and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Virgin Orbit $7.39 million -$157.29 million -5.61
Virgin Orbit Competitors $5.50 billion $842.29 million 16.34

Virgin Orbit’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Virgin Orbit. Virgin Orbit is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

11.4% of Virgin Orbit shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.4% of shares of all “Search & navigation equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of Virgin Orbit shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.3% of shares of all “Search & navigation equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Virgin Orbit has a beta of 0.73, suggesting that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Virgin Orbit’s peers have a beta of 1.02, suggesting that their average stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Virgin Orbit and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Virgin Orbit -546.24% -114.15% -61.73%
Virgin Orbit Competitors -345.43% -7.85% -3.66%


Virgin Orbit peers beat Virgin Orbit on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

Virgin Orbit Company Profile

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Virgin Orbit Holdings, Inc., a vertically integrated aerospace company, designs and develops commercial space orbital air pad launch solutions for small satellites across government, research, and education industries. It offers launch services for national security and defense; rideshare satellite launch services; civil spaceports; and space solutions. The company is headquartered in Long Beach, California.

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