Analyzing AST SpaceMobile (ASTS) and The Competition

AST SpaceMobile (NASDAQ:ASTSGet Rating) is one of 40 publicly-traded companies in the “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare AST SpaceMobile to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AST SpaceMobile $12.40 million -$18.97 million -12.08
AST SpaceMobile Competitors $3.40 billion $368.64 million 1.61

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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for AST SpaceMobile and its peers, 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 245 693 746 36 2.33

AST SpaceMobile currently has a consensus target price of $30.00, suggesting a potential upside of 320.76%. As a group, “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 55.49%. Given AST SpaceMobile’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe AST SpaceMobile is more favorable than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

AST SpaceMobile has a beta of 0.63, indicating that its stock price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AST SpaceMobile’s peers have a beta of 1.40, indicating that their average stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional 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 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.

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 -91.76% -63.80% -12.73%

Summary

AST SpaceMobile peers beat AST SpaceMobile on 9 of the 13 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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