Reviewing Virgin Orbit (VORB) & The Competition

Virgin Orbit (NASDAQ:VORBGet Rating) is one of 17 publicly-traded companies in the “Search & navigation equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Virgin Orbit to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Virgin Orbit and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Virgin Orbit 1 0 2 0 2.33
Virgin Orbit Competitors 74 491 568 19 2.46

Virgin Orbit presently has a consensus target price of $13.67, suggesting a potential upside of 374.54%. As a group, “Search & navigation equipment” companies have a potential upside of 14.40%. Given Virgin Orbit’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Virgin Orbit is more favorable than its rivals.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Virgin Orbit -546.24% -128.75% -64.94%
Virgin Orbit Competitors -280.20% -7.13% -5.14%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Virgin Orbit and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Virgin Orbit $7.39 million -$157.29 million -5.14
Virgin Orbit Competitors $5.50 billion $842.29 million 16.25

Virgin Orbit’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Virgin Orbit. Virgin Orbit 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

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


Virgin Orbit rivals 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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