Critical Comparison: AST SpaceMobile (NASDAQ:ASTS) and Mynaric (NASDAQ:MYNA)

AST SpaceMobile (NASDAQ:ASTSGet Rating) and Mynaric (NASDAQ:MYNAGet Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares AST SpaceMobile and Mynaric’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AST SpaceMobile -68.97% -15.52% -12.21%
Mynaric N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for AST SpaceMobile and Mynaric, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AST SpaceMobile 0 0 1 0 3.00
Mynaric 0 0 2 0 3.00

AST SpaceMobile currently has a consensus target price of $30.00, indicating a potential upside of 282.65%. Mynaric has a consensus target price of $25.00, indicating a potential upside of 355.87%. Given Mynaric’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Mynaric is more favorable than AST SpaceMobile.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

6.7% of AST SpaceMobile shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.5% of Mynaric shares are held by institutional investors. 68.6% of AST SpaceMobile shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares AST SpaceMobile and Mynaric’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AST SpaceMobile $12.40 million 115.68 -$18.97 million ($0.26) -30.15
Mynaric $2.79 million 44.44 -$53.80 million N/A N/A

AST SpaceMobile has higher revenue and earnings than Mynaric.

About AST SpaceMobile

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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.

About Mynaric

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Mynaric AG engages in developing and manufacturing advanced laser communication technology for long-distance data transmission between moving objects for wireless terrestrial, airborne, and space applications in Germany and internationally. The company offers CONDOR, an optical inter-satellite link flight terminal for satellite-to-satellite communications in space; and HAWK, an airborne flight terminal for air-to-air and air-to-ground links of airborne vehicles. Its products provide connectivity solutions to link satellites, high-altitude platforms, unmanned aerial vehicles, aircraft, and the ground. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Gilching, Germany.

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