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Iridium Communications (IRDM) Competitors

$29.31
-0.40 (-1.35%)
(As of 03/4/2024 ET)

IRDM vs. LITE, CAMT, ACLS, AI, BOX, BLKB, TSEM, TDC, SANM, and SPT

Should you be buying Iridium Communications stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Iridium Communications include Lumentum (LITE), Camtek (CAMT), Axcelis Technologies (ACLS), C3.ai (AI), BOX (BOX), Blackbaud (BLKB), Tower Semiconductor (TSEM), Teradata (TDC), Sanmina (SANM), and Sprout Social (SPT). These companies are all part of the "computer and technology" sector.

Iridium Communications vs.

Lumentum (NASDAQ:LITE) and Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, valuation, community ranking, analyst recommendations, media sentiment, dividends and institutional ownership.

Lumentum presently has a consensus price target of $51.86, suggesting a potential upside of 2.16%. Iridium Communications has a consensus price target of $49.80, suggesting a potential upside of 69.91%. Given Lumentum's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Iridium Communications is more favorable than Lumentum.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lumentum
2 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.42
Iridium Communications
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.83

Iridium Communications has a net margin of 1.95% compared to Iridium Communications' net margin of -18.52%. Lumentum's return on equity of 1.58% beat Iridium Communications' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lumentum-18.52% 1.04% 0.31%
Iridium Communications 1.95%1.58%0.56%

Lumentum received 405 more outperform votes than Iridium Communications when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 72.00% of users gave Lumentum an outperform vote while only 58.78% of users gave Iridium Communications an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
LumentumOutperform Votes
887
72.00%
Underperform Votes
345
28.00%
Iridium CommunicationsOutperform Votes
482
58.78%
Underperform Votes
338
41.22%

In the previous week, Iridium Communications had 1 more articles in the media than Lumentum. MarketBeat recorded 11 mentions for Iridium Communications and 10 mentions for Lumentum. Iridium Communications' average media sentiment score of 0.98 beat Lumentum's score of 0.72 indicating that Lumentum is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Lumentum
4 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Iridium Communications
4 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Iridium Communications has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Lumentum. Lumentum is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Iridium Communications, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Lumentum$1.77B1.94-$131.60M-$3.94-12.88
Iridium Communications$790.72M4.54$15.41M$0.13225.46

94.1% of Lumentum shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.3% of Iridium Communications shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Lumentum shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.1% of Iridium Communications shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Lumentum has a beta of 1.1, meaning that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Iridium Communications has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Iridium Communications beats Lumentum on 12 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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IRDM vs. The Competition

MetricIridium CommunicationsCommunications equipment IndustryComputer SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$3.59B$612.76M$19.53B$7.55B
Dividend Yield1.75%1.73%2.73%3.87%
P/E Ratio225.4625.43262.7718.34
Price / Sales4.5474.41537.7677.05
Price / Cash10.8525.3928.4128.75
Price / Book4.092.407.074.46
Net Income$15.41M-$8.28M$633.88M$212.34M
7 Day Performance3.17%-0.30%1.18%1.99%
1 Month Performance-16.97%-0.23%4.34%6.27%
1 Year Performance-53.16%-19.82%14.85%7.59%

Iridium Communications Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
LITE
Lumentum
3.0969 of 5 stars
$48.39
-2.1%
$51.86
+7.2%
-6.3%$3.26B$1.77B-12.287,500
CAMT
Camtek
1.4741 of 5 stars
$80.51
+0.2%
$71.14
-11.6%
+187.9%$3.59B$315.38M49.70446
ACLS
Axcelis Technologies
4.8544 of 5 stars
$109.74
-0.9%
$180.83
+64.8%
-10.5%$3.59B$1.13B14.771,485Positive News
AI
C3.ai
3.6165 of 5 stars
$30.10
+4.2%
$28.33
-5.9%
+25.9%$3.61B$266.80M-13.09914Analyst Report
Short Interest ↓
BOX
BOX
4.0944 of 5 stars
$25.22
-0.4%
$31.80
+26.1%
-7.0%$3.62B$990.87M126.082,487Upcoming Earnings
Gap Up
BLKB
Blackbaud
4.3294 of 5 stars
$67.42
-2.1%
$88.00
+30.5%
+24.3%$3.63B$1.11B2,247.333,000Short Interest ↑
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
High Trading Volume
TSEM
Tower Semiconductor
2.8327 of 5 stars
$33.29
-0.9%
$36.50
+9.6%
-16.3%$3.64B$1.42B7.165,613
TDC
Teradata
4.9603 of 5 stars
$37.28
-0.9%
$57.30
+53.7%
-4.6%$3.65B$1.83B61.117,000
SANM
Sanmina
4.1809 of 5 stars
$62.00
+0.7%
$45.00
-27.4%
+7.8%$3.52B$8.94B13.3934,000Short Interest ↓
Positive News
SPT
Sprout Social
1.5338 of 5 stars
$62.57
+3.2%
$69.62
+11.3%
-3.6%$3.50B$333.64M-52.141,141Positive News

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This page (NASDAQ:IRDM) was last updated on 3/4/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff