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West Africa bloc lifts coup sanctions on Niger in a new push for dialogue to resolve tensions
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DOW   39,131.53
QQQ   436.78
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West Africa bloc lifts coup sanctions on Niger in a new push for dialogue to resolve tensions
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Viasat (VSAT) Competitors

$18.49
-1.74 (-8.60%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)

VSAT vs. HLIT, PL, GILT, CMTL, CMBM, UI, QTWO, AVDX, ALKT, and PRGS

Should you be buying Viasat stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Viasat include Harmonic (HLIT), Planet Labs PBC (PL), Gilat Satellite Networks (GILT), Comtech Telecommunications (CMTL), Cambium Networks (CMBM), Ubiquiti (UI), Q2 (QTWO), AvidXchange (AVDX), Alkami Technology (ALKT), and Progress Software (PRGS). These companies are all part of the "computer and technology" sector.

Viasat vs.

Harmonic (NASDAQ:HLIT) and Viasat (NASDAQ:VSAT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their media sentiment, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, community ranking and risk.

Viasat received 106 more outperform votes than Harmonic when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 61.22% of users gave Viasat an outperform vote while only 59.83% of users gave Harmonic an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
HarmonicOutperform Votes
344
59.83%
Underperform Votes
231
40.17%
ViasatOutperform Votes
450
61.22%
Underperform Votes
285
38.78%

Viasat has higher revenue and earnings than Harmonic. Viasat is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Harmonic, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Harmonic$607.91M2.44$83.99M$0.7118.68
Viasat$2.56B0.91$1.08B$7.582.44

Harmonic has a net margin of 13.82% compared to Harmonic's net margin of 6.01%. Viasat's return on equity of 4.71% beat Harmonic's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Harmonic13.82% 4.71% 2.42%
Viasat 6.01%4.52%1.54%

Harmonic has a beta of 0.82, indicating that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Viasat has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Harmonic presently has a consensus price target of $17.20, suggesting a potential upside of 29.71%. Viasat has a consensus price target of $38.17, suggesting a potential upside of 106.42%. Given Harmonic's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Viasat is more favorable than Harmonic.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Harmonic
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.20
Viasat
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33

99.4% of Harmonic shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.3% of Viasat shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Harmonic shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.1% of Viasat shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, Harmonic and Harmonic both had 10 articles in the media. Viasat's average media sentiment score of 1.07 beat Harmonic's score of 0.03 indicating that Harmonic is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Harmonic
6 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Viasat
1 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Summary

Harmonic beats Viasat on 10 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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VSAT vs. The Competition

MetricViasatRadio & t.v. communications equipment IndustryComputer SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$2.32B$8.75B$20.40B$7.55B
Dividend YieldN/A2.12%2.73%3.86%
P/E Ratio2.446.84198.6613.34
Price / Sales0.919.00531.86158.18
Price / Cash5.0318.0330.7955.03
Price / Book0.454.506.824.60
Net Income$1.08B$190.65M$606.46M$207.21M
7 Day Performance-10.16%-4.32%-1.37%-1.09%
1 Month Performance-19.64%-5.74%3.04%3.27%
1 Year Performance-42.83%-37.29%14.27%5.59%

Viasat Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
HLIT
Harmonic
4.2024 of 5 stars
$13.45
-1.6%
$17.20
+27.9%
+0.6%$1.51B$607.91M18.941,340Positive News
PL
Planet Labs PBC
2.7645 of 5 stars
$2.22
-1.8%
$5.74
+158.6%
-53.4%$638.54M$191.26M-4.111,100
GILT
Gilat Satellite Networks
2.3476 of 5 stars
$6.22
-1.6%
$8.50
+36.7%
+9.1%$352.18M$239.84M24.88987Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
CMTL
Comtech Telecommunications
4.399 of 5 stars
$7.22
+1.0%
$12.25
+69.7%
-58.3%$203.63M$570.77M-8.401,718Positive News
Gap Down
CMBM
Cambium Networks
4.4283 of 5 stars
$4.21
-8.9%
$11.04
+162.3%
-80.3%$116.49M$220.20M-1.82650Gap Down
High Trading Volume
UI
Ubiquiti
0.8921 of 5 stars
$127.25
+0.3%
$126.50
-0.6%
-55.0%$7.69B$1.94B20.661,059
QTWO
Q2
1.366 of 5 stars
$42.15
-0.9%
$39.47
-6.4%
+51.3%$2.47B$565.68M-30.542,249Analyst Report
News Coverage
AVDX
AvidXchange
0.5827 of 5 stars
$12.13
-1.1%
$12.54
+3.4%
+20.6%$2.46B$362.83M-35.681,600Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
ALKT
Alkami Technology
1.9861 of 5 stars
$25.65
-1.6%
$24.50
-4.5%
+66.2%$2.45B$204.27M-44.22851Upcoming Earnings
PRGS
Progress Software
4.2078 of 5 stars
$55.56
-1.0%
$64.40
+15.9%
-1.0%$2.44B$694.44M35.622,284Analyst Report
News Coverage

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This page (NASDAQ:VSAT) was last updated on 2/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff