Virgin Orbit (VORB) vs. Its Rivals Critical Contrast

Virgin Orbit (NASDAQ:VORBGet Rating) is one of 17 publicly-traded companies in the “Search & navigation equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Virgin Orbit to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.


This table compares Virgin Orbit and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Virgin Orbit -546.24% -128.75% -64.94%
Virgin Orbit Competitors -280.20% -7.26% -5.31%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Virgin Orbit and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Virgin Orbit 1 0 2 0 2.33
Virgin Orbit Competitors 74 492 569 19 2.46

Virgin Orbit currently has a consensus price target of $13.67, indicating a potential upside of 363.28%. As a group, “Search & navigation equipment” companies have a potential upside of 11.63%. Given Virgin Orbit’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Virgin Orbit is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Virgin Orbit and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Virgin Orbit $7.39 million -$157.29 million -5.27
Virgin Orbit Competitors $5.50 billion $842.29 million 16.70

Virgin Orbit’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Virgin Orbit. Virgin Orbit 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.

Risk and Volatility

Virgin Orbit has a beta of 0.73, meaning that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Virgin Orbit’s peers have a beta of 1.02, meaning that their average stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

11.4% of Virgin Orbit shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.4% of shares of all “Search & navigation equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of Virgin Orbit shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.3% of shares of all “Search & navigation equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Virgin Orbit peers beat Virgin Orbit on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

Virgin Orbit Company Profile

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Virgin Orbit Holdings, Inc., a vertically integrated aerospace company, designs and develops commercial space orbital air pad launch solutions for small satellites across government, research, and education industries. It offers launch services for national security and defense; rideshare satellite launch services; civil spaceports; and space solutions. The company is headquartered in Long Beach, California.

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