Reviewing Simlatus (OTCMKTS:SIML) & Gilat Satellite Networks (OTCMKTS:GILT)

Simlatus (OTCMKTS:SIML) and Gilat Satellite Networks (NASDAQ:GILT) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

16.4% of Gilat Satellite Networks shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Gilat Satellite Networks shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Simlatus and Gilat Satellite Networks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Simlatus N/A N/A N/A
Gilat Satellite Networks 7.93% 7.79% 4.61%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Simlatus and Gilat Satellite Networks’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Simlatus $20,000.00 6.08 -$4.39 million N/A N/A
Gilat Satellite Networks $266.39 million 1.72 $18.41 million N/A N/A

Gilat Satellite Networks has higher revenue and earnings than Simlatus.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Simlatus and Gilat Satellite Networks, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Simlatus 0 0 0 0 N/A
Gilat Satellite Networks 0 0 0 0 N/A


Gilat Satellite Networks pays an annual dividend of $0.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.4%. Simlatus does not pay a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Simlatus has a beta of 3.24, meaning that its stock price is 224% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gilat Satellite Networks has a beta of 0.67, meaning that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Gilat Satellite Networks beats Simlatus on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Simlatus

Simlatus Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets audio and video broadcast equipment and software worldwide. The company offers a range of broadcast products, such as switchers, controllers, protection switches, HD and analog routers, and audio distribution equipment, as well as SoundPal and SyncPal audio/video signaling products. It sells its products through a distribution network of audio/video equipment retailers. The company was formerly known as Grid Petroleum Corporation and changed its name to Simlatus Corporation in April 2016. Simlatus Corporation was founded in 2006 and is based in Grass Valley, California.

About Gilat Satellite Networks

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides satellite-based broadband communication solutions and services in Israel, Latin America, Asia, the Asia Pacific, North America, Africa, Europe, and CIS countries. It operates through three segments: Fixed Networks, Mobility Solutions, and Terrestrial Infrastructure Projects. The company designs and manufactures ground-based satellite communications equipment; and provides solutions and end-to-end services. Its portfolio consists of very small aperture terminals, amplifiers, modems, on-the-move antennas, solid state amplifiers, block upconverters, low-profile antennas, and on-the-move/on-the-pause terminals. In addition, the company offers various solutions, including managed satellite network services, network planning and optimization, satellite capacity, remote network operation, call center support, hub and field operations, and communication networks construction and installation services. Further, it provides connectivity services, Internet access, and telephony services to enterprise, government, and residential customers; and builds telecommunication infrastructure using fiber-optic and wireless technologies for broadband connectivity. Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. sells its products and solutions to communication service providers and operators, mobile network operators, telecommunication companies, and system integrators, as well as to defense and homeland security organizations, and directly to end-users. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Petah Tikva, Israel.

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