Viasat, Inc. (VSAT) Beta and Market Comparison: S&P500 vs VSAT

After finishing at $18.09 in the prior trading day, Viasat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) closed at $17.17, down -5.11%. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.92 from its previous closing price. On the day, 906858 shares were traded.

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Our goal is to gain a better understanding of VSAT by taking a closer look at its different ratios. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 2.46 and its Current Ratio is at 2.71. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 1.52 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 1.49.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, JP Morgan on October 17, 2023, Upgraded its rating to Overweight and sets its target price to $30 from $35 previously.

On October 17, 2023, Deutsche Bank started tracking the stock assigning a Hold rating and target price of $22.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Jan 05 ’24 when Miller Craig Andrew sold 150 shares for $26.83 per share. The transaction valued at 4,024 led to the insider holds 13,248 shares of the business.

Miller Craig Andrew sold 150 shares of VSAT for $3,380 on Dec 06 ’23. The Pres. Global Space Networks now owns 13,398 shares after completing the transaction at $22.53 per share. On Nov 16 ’23, another insider, Lippert Keven K, who serves as the Executive Vice President of the company, sold 6,200 shares for $19.58 each. As a result, the insider received 121,396 and left with 24 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, VSAT now has a Market Capitalization of 2.15B and an Enterprise Value of 8.24B. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.57 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 0.42. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 2.17 whereas that against EBITDA is 87.95.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, VSAT has reached a high of $47.35, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $15.02. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 19.62, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 23.94.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 1.12M shares per day over the past 3-months and 954.93k shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 125.32M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 97.95M. Insiders hold about 21.84% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 76.77% stake in the company. Shares short for VSAT as of Mar 15, 2024 were 9.58M with a Short Ratio of 8.57, compared to 7.61M on Feb 15, 2024. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 7.64% and a Short% of Float of 9.09%.

Earnings Estimates

Its stock is currently analyzed by 5 different market analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of -$0.63 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.13 and a low estimate of -$1.23, while EPS last year was $15.56. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is -$0.49, with high estimates of $0.19 and low estimates of -$1.16.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between -$7.26 and -$9.08 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of -$8.22. EPS for the following year is -$0.58, with 8 analysts recommending between $4.19 and -$4.46.

Revenue Estimates

7 analysts predict $1.09B in revenue for the current quarter. It ranges from a high estimate of $1.13B to a low estimate of $994.77M. As of the current estimate, Viasat, Inc.’s year-ago sales were $666.1M, an estimated increase of 64.30% from the year-ago figure.

A total of 10 analysts have provided revenue estimates for VSAT’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $4.27B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $4.13B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $4.22B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $2.56B, up 65.30% from the average estimate. Based on 10 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $4.57B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $4.71B and the low estimate is $4.49B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 8.20% from the average revenue estimate for this year.

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