Financial Contrast: Virgin Orbit (VORB) and Its Competitors

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

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Virgin Orbit and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Virgin Orbit $7.39 million -$157.29 million -5.29
Virgin Orbit Competitors $5.50 billion $842.29 million 16.90

Virgin Orbit’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Virgin Orbit. Virgin Orbit is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

11.4% of Virgin Orbit shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.4% of shares of all “Search & navigation equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of Virgin Orbit shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.3% of shares of all “Search & navigation equipment” companies are owned 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.

Risk & Volatility

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


This table compares Virgin Orbit and its competitors’ 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 Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Virgin Orbit and its competitors, as provided by

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 presently has a consensus target price of $13.67, suggesting a potential upside of 361.71%. As a group, “Search & navigation equipment” companies have a potential upside of 11.29%. Given Virgin Orbit’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Virgin Orbit is more favorable than its competitors.


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

About Virgin Orbit

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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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