NASDAQ:VSAT - ViaSat Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$67.5250 -0.14 (-0.21 %)
(As of 12/13/2018 09:59 AM ET)
Previous Close$67.67
Today's Range$67.43 - $68.43
52-Week Range$59.16 - $80.26
Volume31,997 shs
Average Volume344,599 shs
Market Capitalization$3.94 billion
P/E Ratio-78.52
Dividend YieldN/A
Viasat, Inc. provides broadband and communications products and services worldwide. The company's Satellite Services segment offers satellite-based fixed broadband services, including broadband Internet access and voice over Internet protocol services to consumers and businesses; in-flight Internet and aviation software services to commercial airlines; and mobile broadband services comprising network management and high-speed Internet connectivity services for customers using airborne, maritime, and ground mobile satellite systems. As of March 31, 2018, this segment provided broadband Internet services to approximately 576,000 subscribers. Its Commercial Networks segment offers fixed satellite networks comprising satellite network infrastructure and ground terminals designed to access Ka-band broadband services; mobile broadband satellite communication systems; and antenna systems for terrestrial and satellite applications, such as earth imaging, remote sensing, mobile satellite communication, Ka-band earth stations, and other multi-band antennas. This segment also provides design and technology services, including analysis, design, development, and specification of satellites and ground systems; ASIC and MMIC design; and network function virtualization. The company's Government Systems segment offers government satellite communication systems, including various mobile and fixed broadband modems, terminals, network access control systems, and antenna systems; cybersecurity and information assurance products and services; and tactical radio and information distribution systems to enable real-time collection and dissemination of secure real-time digital information between command centers, communications nodes, ground and maritime platforms, and airborne intelligence and defense platforms. Viasat, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Radio & t.v. communications equipment
Sub-IndustryCommunications Equipment
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:VSAT
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.61
Current Ratio1.70
Quick Ratio1.19


Trailing P/E Ratio-78.52
Forward P/E Ratio-40.19
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.59 billion
Price / Sales2.53
Cash Flow$3.5614 per share
Price / Cash Flow18.96
Book Value$31.38 per share
Price / Book2.15


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.86)
Net Income$-67,300,000.00
Net Margins-5.87%
Return on Equity-4.95%
Return on Assets-2.66%


Outstanding Shares59,650,000
Market Cap$3.94 billion

ViaSat (NASDAQ:VSAT) Frequently Asked Questions

What is ViaSat's stock symbol?

ViaSat trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "VSAT."

How were ViaSat's earnings last quarter?

ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November, 1st. The communications equipment provider reported ($0.40) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.56) by $0.16. The communications equipment provider had revenue of $517.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $468.99 million. ViaSat had a negative net margin of 5.87% and a negative return on equity of 4.95%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 32.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.09 EPS. View ViaSat's Earnings History.

When is ViaSat's next earnings date?

ViaSat is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for ViaSat.

What price target have analysts set for VSAT?

8 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for ViaSat's stock. Their predictions range from $45.00 to $84.00. On average, they anticipate ViaSat's stock price to reach $66.8571 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.2%. View Analyst Price Targets for ViaSat.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for ViaSat?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for ViaSat in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 2 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for ViaSat.

Has ViaSat been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about VSAT stock has trended very positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. ViaSat earned a media sentiment score of 4.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the communications equipment provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of ViaSat's key competitors?

Who are ViaSat's key executives?

ViaSat's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Mark D. Dankberg, Chairman & CEO (Age 63)
  • Mr. Richard A. Baldridge, Pres, COO & Director (Age 59)
  • Ms. Shawn Lynn Duffy, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 48)
  • Mr. Keven K. Lippert, Chief Commercial Officer & Exec. VP of Strategic Initiatives (Age 45)
  • Mr. Ken A. Peterman, Sr. VP & Pres of Gov. Systems (Age 61)

Who are ViaSat's major shareholders?

ViaSat's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (10.75%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.59%), Odey Asset Management Group Ltd (5.06%), Franklin Resources Inc. (4.04%), New South Capital Management Inc. (2.85%) and Fiduciary Management Inc. WI (1.87%). Company insiders that own ViaSat stock include B Allen Lay, Bruce Leroy Dirks, David Louis Ryan, Doug Abts, Harvey White, Jeffrey M Nash, John P Stenbit, Ken Allen Peterman, Keven K Lippert, Kevin J Harkenrider, Mark D Dankberg, Richard A Baldridge, Robert James Blair and Toro Melinda Michele Del. View Institutional Ownership Trends for ViaSat.

Which major investors are selling ViaSat stock?

VSAT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sylebra HK Co Ltd, New South Capital Management Inc., NWQ Investment Management Company LLC, Morgan Stanley, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C., Wells Fargo & Company MN and Credit Suisse AG. Company insiders that have sold ViaSat company stock in the last year include B Allen Lay, David Louis Ryan, Doug Abts, Jeffrey M Nash, John P Stenbit, Ken Allen Peterman, Keven K Lippert, Kevin J Harkenrider, Mark D Dankberg, Richard A Baldridge, Robert James Blair and Toro Melinda Michele Del. View Insider Buying and Selling for ViaSat.

Which major investors are buying ViaSat stock?

VSAT stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Odey Asset Management Group Ltd, BlackRock Inc., Virginia National Bank, Vanguard Group Inc., Franklin Resources Inc., Ashford Capital Management Inc., SG Americas Securities LLC and Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd. View Insider Buying and Selling for ViaSat.

How do I buy shares of ViaSat?

Shares of VSAT can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is ViaSat's stock price today?

One share of VSAT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $67.67.

How big of a company is ViaSat?

ViaSat has a market capitalization of $3.94 billion and generates $1.59 billion in revenue each year. The communications equipment provider earns $-67,300,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.86) on an earnings per share basis. ViaSat employs 5,200 workers across the globe.

What is ViaSat's official website?

The official website for ViaSat is

How can I contact ViaSat?

ViaSat's mailing address is 6155 EL CAMINO REAL, CARLSBAD CA, 92009. The communications equipment provider can be reached via phone at 760-476-2200 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for ViaSat (NASDAQ VSAT)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  329 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  386 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  715
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about ViaSat and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe VSAT will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe VSAT will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/13/2018 by Staff

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