EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is one of 67 publicly-traded companies in the “Communications & Networking” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare EchoStar Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares EchoStar Corporation and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
EchoStar Corporation $3.08 billion $854.47 million 45.48
EchoStar Corporation Competitors $2.41 billion $618.15 million 26.41

EchoStar Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. EchoStar Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for EchoStar Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EchoStar Corporation 0 1 2 0 2.67
EchoStar Corporation Competitors 473 2695 4058 194 2.54

EchoStar Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $63.33, indicating a potential upside of 9.65%. As a group, “Communications & Networking” companies have a potential upside of 27.53%. Given EchoStar Corporation’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe EchoStar Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares EchoStar Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EchoStar Corporation 5.03% 2.87% 1.27%
EchoStar Corporation Competitors -1.68% -6.44% 0.52%

Risk and Volatility

EchoStar Corporation has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EchoStar Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.17, indicating that their average share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

45.0% of EchoStar Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.0% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are owned by institutional investors. 73.5% of EchoStar Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.4% of shares of all “Communications & Networking” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

EchoStar Corporation beats its rivals on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About EchoStar Corporation

EchoStar Corporation is a holding company. The Company is a provider of satellite operations, video delivery solutions, digital set-top boxes, and broadband satellite technologies and services for home and office, delivering network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments. The Company operates through three segments: Hughes, EchoStar Technologies (ETC) and EchoStar Satellite Services (ESS). The Company’s Hughes segment provides broadband satellite technologies and broadband services for the home and office, delivering network technologies, managed services and communication solutions to domestic and international consumers and enterprise and government customers. The ETC segment provides end-to-end video and broadcast technology products and services to businesses and directly to consumers. The ESS segment operates its business using its owned and leased in-orbit satellites. Its operations also include real estate and other activities.

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