Head-To-Head Comparison: AST SpaceMobile (ASTS) vs. Its Rivals

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares AST SpaceMobile and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AST SpaceMobile $12.40 million -$18.97 million -12.49
AST SpaceMobile Competitors $3.29 billion $356.18 million 1.61

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.

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%

Risk and Volatility

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for AST SpaceMobile and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AST SpaceMobile 0 0 2 0 3.00
AST SpaceMobile Competitors 249 701 746 36 2.33

AST SpaceMobile presently has a consensus price target of $30.00, suggesting a potential upside of 307.06%. As a group, “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 49.63%. Given AST SpaceMobile’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe AST SpaceMobile is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

AST SpaceMobile rivals 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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