Analyzing AST SpaceMobile (ASTS) and Its Rivals

AST SpaceMobile (NASDAQ:ASTSGet Rating) is one of 41 public companies in the “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare AST SpaceMobile to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for AST SpaceMobile and its peers, 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 248 697 746 36 2.33

AST SpaceMobile presently has a consensus target price of $30.00, indicating a potential upside of 243.25%. As a group, “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 45.16%. Given AST SpaceMobile’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe AST SpaceMobile is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

AST SpaceMobile has a beta of 0.62, indicating that its share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AST SpaceMobile’s peers have a beta of 1.29, indicating that their average share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares AST SpaceMobile and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AST SpaceMobile $12.40 million -$18.97 million -14.81
AST SpaceMobile Competitors $3.29 billion $356.18 million 1.59

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

Profitability

This table compares AST SpaceMobile and its peers’ 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% -63.10% -12.27%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

24.8% of AST SpaceMobile shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.6% of shares of all “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 19.4% of shares of all “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

AST SpaceMobile peers beat AST SpaceMobile on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

AST SpaceMobile Company Profile (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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