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Viasat, Inc is a communication equipment business based in the US. Viasat shares (VSAT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Viasat employs 6,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|52-week range||$29.82 - $61.35|
|50-day moving average||$50.33|
|200-day moving average||$42.13|
|Wall St. target price||$72.86|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.00|
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Valuing Viasat stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Viasat's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Viasat's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5397x. In other words, Viasat shares trade at around 5397x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Viasat's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 94.32. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Viasat's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Viasat's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $363.9 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Viasat's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$2.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||1.92%|
|Gross profit TTM||$699.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.55%|
|Return on equity TTM||0.34%|
|Market capitalisation||$3.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 8.8 million Viasat shares held short by investors – that's known as Viasat's "short interest". This figure is 1.5% down from 8.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Viasat shares can be evaluated.
Viasat's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Viasat shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Viasat shares traded daily (recently around 654732.8125). Viasat's SIR currently stands at 13.44. In other words for every 100,000 Viasat shares traded daily on the market, roughly 13440 shares are currently held short.
However Viasat's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Viasat shares, or, against the total number of tradable Viasat shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Viasat's short interest could be expressed as 0.13% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Viasat shares in existence, roughly 130 shares are currently held short) or 0.1707% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Viasat shares, roughly 171 shares are currently held short).
A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Viasat.
Find out more about how you can short Viasat stock.
We're not expecting Viasat to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Viasat's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 31 August 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Viasat shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Viasat shares which in turn could have impacted Viasat's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Viasat's shares have ranged in value from as little as $29.82 up to $61.35. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Viasat's is 1.1539. This would suggest that Viasat's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Viasat, Inc. provides broadband and communications products and services worldwide. It operates through three segments: Satellite Services, Commercial Networks, and Government Systems. The company's Satellite Services segment offers satellite-based fixed broadband services, including broadband 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; and mobile broadband services, including satellite-based internet services to energy offshore vessels, cruise ships, consumer ferries, and yachts. As of March 31, 2020, this segment provided broadband Internet services to approximately 590,000 subscribers. Its Commercial Networks segment offers fixed satellite networks comprising satellite network infrastructure and ground terminals; mobile broadband satellite communication systems; and 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. This segment also provides design and technology services, including analysis, design, development, and specification of satellites and ground systems; application specific integrated circuit and monolithic microwave integrated circuit design; and network function virtualization.
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