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AST SpaceMobile (ASTS) Competitors

$13.40
-0.31 (-2.26%)
(As of 07/17/2024 ET)

ASTS vs. RKLB, SATS, CCOI, GSAT, CALX, GOGO, CIR, HAYN, ATRO, and IEA

Should you be buying AST SpaceMobile stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of AST SpaceMobile include Rocket Lab USA (RKLB), EchoStar (SATS), Cogent Communications (CCOI), Globalstar (GSAT), Calix (CALX), Gogo (GOGO), CIRCOR International (CIR), Haynes International (HAYN), Astronics (ATRO), and Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (IEA).

AST SpaceMobile vs.

Rocket Lab USA (NASDAQ:RKLB) and AST SpaceMobile (NASDAQ:ASTS) are both mid-cap aerospace companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, media sentiment, community ranking, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

71.8% of Rocket Lab USA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of AST SpaceMobile shares are held by institutional investors. 13.7% of Rocket Lab USA shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 56.6% of AST SpaceMobile shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

In the previous week, Rocket Lab USA had 3 more articles in the media than AST SpaceMobile. MarketBeat recorded 17 mentions for Rocket Lab USA and 14 mentions for AST SpaceMobile. Rocket Lab USA's average media sentiment score of 0.77 beat AST SpaceMobile's score of 0.61 indicating that AST SpaceMobile is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Rocket Lab USA
8 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
AST SpaceMobile
5 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

AST SpaceMobile has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Rocket Lab USA. Rocket Lab USA is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AST SpaceMobile, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Rocket Lab USA$282.46M9.51-$182.57M-$0.37-14.73
AST SpaceMobile$13.82M249.70-$87.56M-$0.98-13.67

Rocket Lab USA has a beta of 1.25, indicating that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AST SpaceMobile has a beta of 1.61, indicating that its share price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500.

AST SpaceMobile has a net margin of 0.00% compared to AST SpaceMobile's net margin of -64.15%. Rocket Lab USA's return on equity of -32.42% beat AST SpaceMobile's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rocket Lab USA-64.15% -32.50% -17.88%
AST SpaceMobile N/A -32.42%-21.75%

Rocket Lab USA received 17 more outperform votes than AST SpaceMobile when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 47.83% of users gave AST SpaceMobile an outperform vote while only 47.46% of users gave Rocket Lab USA an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Rocket Lab USAOutperform Votes
28
47.46%
Underperform Votes
31
52.54%
AST SpaceMobileOutperform Votes
11
47.83%
Underperform Votes
12
52.17%

Rocket Lab USA currently has a consensus price target of $6.58, suggesting a potential upside of 20.69%. AST SpaceMobile has a consensus price target of $14.97, suggesting a potential upside of 11.69%. Given AST SpaceMobile's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Rocket Lab USA is more favorable than AST SpaceMobile.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rocket Lab USA
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.60
AST SpaceMobile
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

Summary

AST SpaceMobile beats Rocket Lab USA on 10 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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ASTS vs. The Competition

MetricAST SpaceMobileCommunication services IndustryComputer SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$3.45B$1.19B$22.17B$8.51B
Dividend YieldN/A4.56%2.65%4.02%
P/E Ratio-13.6715.95250.1317.16
Price / Sales249.7015.73565.63105.02
Price / CashN/A12.6831.9433.66
Price / Book13.674.106.954.55
Net Income-$87.56M-$277.63M$625.35M$216.21M
7 Day Performance12.79%4.23%3.16%5.84%
1 Month Performance14.04%9.08%4.62%7.18%
1 Year Performance232.51%3.10%12.59%3.54%

AST SpaceMobile Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
RKLB
Rocket Lab USA
2.8454 of 5 stars
2.85 / 5 stars
$5.65
+6.0%
$6.65
+17.7%
-20.9%$2.78B$282.46M-15.271,650Analyst Downgrade
Gap Down
SATS
EchoStar
0.4452 of 5 stars
0.45 / 5 stars
$19.60
+3.5%
$23.00
+17.3%
+8.4%$5.14B$16.64B-2.5415,300Positive News
CCOI
Cogent Communications
4.5787 of 5 stars
4.58 / 5 stars
$64.98
+1.2%
$73.57
+13.2%
+4.3%$3.15B$1.05B2.571,947Short Interest ↑
GSAT
Globalstar
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
$1.29
-3.0%
N/AN/A$2.45B$223.81M-64.50348Gap Down
CALX
Calix
2.2582 of 5 stars
2.26 / 5 stars
$34.79
+2.8%
$40.50
+16.4%
-25.2%$2.28B$1.04B112.231,760Upcoming Earnings
GOGO
Gogo
3.1444 of 5 stars
3.14 / 5 stars
$9.15
+1.8%
$15.30
+67.2%
-44.7%$1.16B$397.58M7.82457Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
CIR
CIRCOR International
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
$56.00
flat
N/AN/A$1.14B$786.92M40.883,060
HAYN
Haynes International
3.7676 of 5 stars
3.77 / 5 stars
$59.20
-0.1%
N/A+18.5%$756.58M$589.96M20.001,220Analyst Forecast
ATRO
Astronics
2.5298 of 5 stars
2.53 / 5 stars
$20.84
-2.2%
$19.00
-8.8%
+20.6%$742.13M$717.74M-27.062,500Analyst Forecast
News Coverage
Positive News
IEA
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
$13.72
flat
N/AN/A$667.00M$2.08B-10.242,883

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This page (NASDAQ:ASTS) was last updated on 7/18/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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