Head to Head Review: Gogo (GOGO) vs. Its Peers

Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) is one of 36 publicly-traded companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Gogo to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Gogo and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gogo 1 1 3 0 2.40
Gogo Competitors 517 1600 1762 58 2.35

Gogo presently has a consensus price target of $14.19, indicating a potential upside of 42.02%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 20.39%. Given Gogo’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Gogo is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.6% of Gogo shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.3% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 37.3% of Gogo shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gogo -22.58% N/A -11.62%
Gogo Competitors -1,005.19% 0.47% -7.84%

Risk & Volatility

Gogo has a beta of 1.73, indicating that its share price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gogo’s rivals have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Gogo and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Gogo $645.47 million $74.39 million -5.43
Gogo Competitors $29.44 billion $8.63 billion 6.78

Gogo’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Gogo. Gogo is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Gogo beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Gogo Company Profile

Gogo Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a provider of in-flight broadband connectivity and connectivity-enabled services to commercial and business aviation. The Company operates through three segments: Commercial Aviation North America (CA-NA), Commercial Aviation Rest of World (CA-ROW) and Business Aviation (BA). The CA-NA segment offers air-to-ground (ATG) and satellite connectivity and entertainment services to commercial aircraft flying routes generally within North America. The CA-ROW segment offers satellite connectivity and entertainment services, using 2Ku and Ku solutions, to commercial aircraft flying routes outside of North America. The Company’s BA segment offers a suite of integrated equipment, network and Internet connectivity products and services to the business aviation market. As of December 31, 2016, it provided services on 2,943 commercial aircraft. The Company offers a package of airborne equipment for its ATG-4/ATG and satellite services.

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