NextNav (NASDAQ:NN – Get Rating) and Virgin Orbit (NASDAQ:VORB – Get Rating) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
66.5% of NextNav shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.1% of Virgin Orbit shares are held by institutional investors. 15.7% of NextNav shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares NextNav and Virgin Orbit’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares NextNav and Virgin Orbit’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Virgin Orbit||$7.39 million||28.34||-$157.29 million||N/A||N/A|
NextNav has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Virgin Orbit.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for NextNav and Virgin Orbit, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
NextNav presently has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 233.33%. Virgin Orbit has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 265.30%. Given Virgin Orbit’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Virgin Orbit is more favorable than NextNav.
NextNav beats Virgin Orbit on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About NextNav (Get Rating)
NextNav Inc. provides next generation global positioning system (GPS) and 3D geolocation services. The company delivers next generation positioning, navigation, and timing solutions through its network-based Pinnacle and TerraPoiNT solutions. Its Pinnacle 3D geolocation service is commercially available in approximately 4,400 cities and towns in the United States; and its TerraPoiNT terrestrial-based encrypted network has deployments in 51 total markets nationally. The company sells its solutions directly to customers or through partners. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
About Virgin Orbit (Get Rating)
Virgin Orbit Holdings, Inc. designs and develops launch solutions for small satellites. It offers launch services for national security and defense; rideshare satellite launch services; civil spaceports; and space solutions. The company is headquartered in Long Beach, California. Virgin Orbit Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Vieco 10 Ltd.
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