Virgin Orbit (VORB) & The Competition Critical Contrast

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets 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 74 492 569 19 2.46

Virgin Orbit currently has a consensus price target of $13.67, suggesting a potential upside of 361.71%. As a group, “Search & navigation equipment” companies have a potential upside of 11.29%. Given Virgin Orbit’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly 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% -7.26% -5.31%

Insider & Institutional 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 stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Virgin Orbit $7.39 million -$157.29 million -5.29
Virgin Orbit Competitors $5.50 billion $842.29 million 16.90

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, indicating that its share price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Virgin Orbit’s rivals have a beta of 1.02, indicating 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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