Contrasting AST SpaceMobile (ASTS) & Its Competitors

AST SpaceMobile (NASDAQ:ASTSGet Rating) is one of 42 public companies in the “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare AST SpaceMobile to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares AST SpaceMobile and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AST SpaceMobile $12.40 million -$18.97 million -11.19
AST SpaceMobile Competitors $3.19 billion $344.44 million 1.16

AST SpaceMobile’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than AST SpaceMobile. AST SpaceMobile 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for AST SpaceMobile and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AST SpaceMobile 0 0 2 0 3.00
AST SpaceMobile Competitors 126 431 607 19 2.44

AST SpaceMobile presently has a consensus price target of $30.00, suggesting a potential upside of 354.55%. As a group, “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 64.06%. Given AST SpaceMobile’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe AST SpaceMobile is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

24.8% of AST SpaceMobile shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.5% of shares of all “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.6% of shares of all “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

AST SpaceMobile has a beta of 0.62, indicating that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AST SpaceMobile’s rivals have a beta of 1.24, indicating that their average stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares AST SpaceMobile and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AST SpaceMobile -214.60% -20.08% -15.34%
AST SpaceMobile Competitors -91.28% -63.89% -12.35%

Summary

AST SpaceMobile rivals beat AST SpaceMobile on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About AST SpaceMobile (Get Rating)

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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