Contrasting Northstar Electronics (NEIK) & Echostar (SATS)

Northstar Electronics (OTCMKTS:NEIK) and Echostar (NASDAQ:SATS) are both aerospace companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

Northstar Electronics has a beta of -1.79, suggesting that its share price is 279% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Echostar has a beta of 0.88, suggesting that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Northstar Electronics and Echostar’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Northstar Electronics N/A N/A -9,736.28%
Echostar 18.63% 1.10% 0.53%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Northstar Electronics and Echostar, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Northstar Electronics 0 0 0 0 N/A
Echostar 0 1 1 0 2.50

Echostar has a consensus price target of $73.00, suggesting a potential upside of 74.47%. Given Echostar’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Echostar is more favorable than Northstar Electronics.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Northstar Electronics and Echostar’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Northstar Electronics N/A N/A -$630,000.00 N/A N/A
Echostar $1.89 billion 2.14 $392.56 million $0.84 49.81

Echostar has higher revenue and earnings than Northstar Electronics.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of Northstar Electronics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.7% of Echostar shares are held by institutional investors. 16.3% of Northstar Electronics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 73.5% of Echostar shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Echostar beats Northstar Electronics on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Northstar Electronics Company Profile

Northstar Electronics, Inc. does not have significant operations. Previously, the company was engaged in the contract manufacturing of defense, aerospace, and homeland security products, as well as the underwater sonar sensors business. It intends to manufacture and market single engine airplane with industrial applications, as well as provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul services. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Echostar Company Profile

EchoStar Corporation provides satellite service operations and video delivery solutions worldwide. It operates in two segments, Hughes and EchoStar Satellite Services. The Hughes segments offers broadband satellite technologies and Internet services for home and small office customers; and broadband network technologies, managed services, equipment, hardware, satellite services, and communication solutions for aeronautical, enterprise, and government customers, as well as consumers. This segment also designs, provides, and installs gateways and terminal equipment for other satellite systems; and provides satellite ground segment systems and terminals to mobile system operators. The EchoStar Satellite Services segment offers satellite service operations and video delivery solutions on a full-time and occasional-use basis primarily to corporates, the United States government service providers, Internet service providers, broadcast news organizations, programmers, and private enterprise customers. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated through a fleet of 19 owned and leased in-orbit satellites. EchoStar Corporation was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

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