Head-To-Head Survey: Intelsat (OTCMKTS:INTEQ) and Spire Global (NYSE:SPIR)

Spire Global (NYSE:SPIRGet Rating) and Intelsat (OTCMKTS:INTEQGet Rating) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Spire Global and Intelsat’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Spire Global $43.38 million 3.84 -$38.09 million -0.20 -5.95
Intelsat $1.91 billion 0.00 -$911.66 million N/A N/A

Spire Global has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Intelsat.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

25.4% of Spire Global shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.4% of Intelsat shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.7% of Spire Global shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of Intelsat shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Spire Global and Intelsat, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Spire Global 0 2 0 0 2.00
Intelsat 0 0 0 0 N/A

Spire Global currently has a consensus target price of 3.43, indicating a potential upside of 188.52%. Given Spire Global’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Spire Global is more favorable than Intelsat.


This table compares Spire Global and Intelsat’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Spire Global -28.10% 4.76% 2.70%
Intelsat N/A N/A N/A


Spire Global beats Intelsat on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Spire Global

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Spire Global, Inc. develops a hardware and intelligent analytics platform that tracks the oceans, skies, and weather. It serves maritime, weather, aviation, space services, earth intelligence, and federal industries. Spire Global, Inc. has a strategic partnership with TAC Index Limited. Spire Global, Inc. was formerly known as Nanosatisfi, Inc. and changed its name to Spire Global, Inc. in July 2014. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California with additional offices in Boulder, Colorado; Washington, D.C.; Glasgow, United Kingdom; Luxembourg; and Singapore.

About Intelsat

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Intelsat SA provides satellite services business, which provides a layer in the global communications infrastructure. It offers communication services to media companies, fixed and wireless telecommunications operators, data networking service providers for enterprise and mobile applications, multinational corporations and Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The company also provides commercial satellite capacity to the U.S. government and other select military organizations and their contractors. Intelsat was founded on August 20, 1964 and is headquartered in Luxembourg.

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