Comparison of Viasat (NASDAQ:VSAT) and AG&E (OTCMKTS:AGNUQ)


Viasat (NASDAQ: VSATGet a rating) and age (OTCMKTS: AGNUQGet a rating) are both IT and technology companies, but which company is better? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Viasat and AG&E, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
viasat 0 1 2 0 2.67
AGE 0 0 0 0 N / A

Viasat currently has a consensus price target of $58.33, suggesting a potential upside of 49.04%. Given Viasat’s likely higher upside, equity research analysts clearly believe Viasat is more favorable than AG&E.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

83.2% of Viasat shares are held by institutional investors. 5.4% of Viasat shares are held by company insiders. By comparison, 31.3% of AG&E’s stock is held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large money managers, endowments, and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Viasat and AG&E.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
viasat 0.78% 0.81% 0.36%
AGE N / A N / A N / A

Valuation and benefits

This table compares Viasat and AG&E’s earnings, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
viasat $2.26 billion 1.29 $3.69 million $0.29 134.97
AGE N / A N / A N / A N / A N / A

Viasat has higher revenues and profits than AG&E.

Summary

Viasat beats AG&E on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Viasat Company Profile (Get a rating)

Viasat, Inc. provides broadband and communications products and services worldwide. The Company’s Satellite Services segment offers fixed broadband services via satellite, including high-speed Internet access and voice over Internet protocol services to consumers and businesses; in-flight entertainment, internet and aviation software services to commercial airlines; community internet services; mobile broadband services, including satellite internet services to power offshore vessels, cruise ships, consumer ferries and yachts; and advanced software and communications infrastructure services, which include ultra-secure IP connectivity solutions, bandwidth-optimized over-the-top applications, Internet of Things Industrial Big Data enablement and industry-leading machine learning analytics. This segment provides broadband Internet services to approximately 590,000 subscribers. Its Commercial Networks segment offers fixed satellite communication systems comprising satellite network infrastructure and ground terminals; satellite broadband mobile communication systems; 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; design and technology services involving the analysis, design and development of satellites and ground systems; application specific integrated circuits and monolithic microwave integrated circuit chips; and virtualization of network functions. Its Government Systems segment offers various broadband modems, terminals, network access control systems, and mobile and fixed antenna systems; cybersecurity and information assurance products and services; and tactical radio and information distribution systems to enable real-time collection and dissemination of video and data using secure, jam-resistant transmission links. The company was incorporated in 1986 and is based in Carlsbad, California.

AG&E Company Profile (Get a rating)

A&E LogoAG&E Holdings Inc. is a worldwide distributor and manufacturer of liquid crystal display (LCD) video monitors and other related parts. It distributes products for gaming machine manufacturers, casinos, coin-operated video game manufacturers and other display integrator markets. AG&E Holdings Inc., formerly known as Wells-Gardner Electronics Corporation, is headquartered in McCook, Illinois.



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