Stock Analysis Report

Gilat Satellite Networks

Executive Summary

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides satellite-based broadband communication solutions and services in Israel, Latin America, Asia, the Asia Pacific, North America, Africa, Europe, and CIS countries.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with acceptable track record.

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Share Price & News

How has Gilat Satellite Networks's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: GILT has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Communications


US Market

1 Year Return




US Communications


US Market

Return vs Industry: GILT matched the US Communications industry which returned 7.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GILT underperformed the US Market which returned 24.7% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day7.8%3.5%1.7%
30 Day19.6%3.3%3.5%
90 Day14.4%3.6%11.7%
1 Year12.7%7.0%9.3%7.0%26.2%23.6%
3 Year71.1%62.5%53.9%44.1%53.2%43.3%
5 Year113.6%102.9%76.4%56.3%75.5%56.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Gilat Satellite Networks's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Gilat Satellite Networks undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: GILT ($8.4) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($4.16)

Significantly Below Fair Value: GILT is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: GILT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.1x) compared to the Communications industry average (21.1x).

PE vs Market: GILT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.1x) compared to the US market (18.9x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate GILT's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: GILT is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2x) compared to the US Communications industry average (1.9x).

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Future Growth

How is Gilat Satellite Networks forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Tech industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Gilat Satellite Networks has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

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Past Performance

How has Gilat Satellite Networks performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: GILT has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: GILT's current net profit margins (7%) are higher than last year (5.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GILT has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 57.3% per year.

Accelerating Growth: GILT's earnings growth over the past year (7.8%) is below its 5-year average (57.3% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: GILT earnings growth over the past year (7.8%) underperformed the Communications industry 12.6%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: GILT's Return on Equity (7.8%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is Gilat Satellite Networks's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GILT's short term assets ($203.1M) exceed its short term liabilities ($116.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: GILT's short term assets ($203.1M) exceed its long term liabilities ($14.2M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GILT's debt to equity ratio (3.6%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: GILT's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 20.1% to 3.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: GILT's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (228.4%).

Interest Coverage: GILT earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: GILT has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: GILT's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 24.8x debt).

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What is Gilat Satellite Networks's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: GILT's dividend (5.36%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.4%).

High Dividend: GILT's dividend (5.36%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.66%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Too early to tell whether GILT's dividend payments have been stable as they only just started paying a dividend.

Growing Dividend: Too early to tell if GILT's dividend payments are increasing as they only just started paying a dividend.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (139.7%), GILT's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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What is the CEO of Gilat Satellite Networks's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?


Average management tenure


Yona Ovadia (60yo)





Mr. Yona Ovadia has been Chief Executive Officer of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. since March 31, 2016 and served as its Vice President of Services and Commercial Divisions since October 2015 until March 3 ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Yona's total compensation ($USD920.18K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.70M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Yona's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Management Age and Tenure


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: GILT's management team is considered experienced (4 years average tenure).

Board Age and Tenure


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: GILT's board of directors are considered experienced (5.1 years average tenure).

Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Management Team

  • Yossi Gal (58yo)

    Vice President of Sales Operations & Information Technologies

    • Tenure: 8.8yrs
  • Alik Shimelmits (57yo)

    Chief Technology & Product Officer

    • Tenure: 0.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$375.47k
  • Yuval Shani (53yo)

    Chief Operating Officer

    • Tenure: 2.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$472.11k
  • Adi Sfadia (49yo)

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 4.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$437.62k
  • Nirit Barnea (51yo)

    Vice President of Human Resources

    • Tenure: 4.6yrs
  • Yael Shofar

    General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

    • Yona Ovadia (60yo)

      Chief Executive Officer

      • Tenure: 3.8yrs
      • Compensation: US$920.18k

    Board Members

    • Dov Baharav (69yo)

      Chairman of the Board

      • Tenure: 5.7yrs
      • Compensation: US$485.65k
    • Homi Shamir (68yo)

      Independent Director

      • Tenure: 3.7yrs
    • Ishay Davidi (57yo)


      • Tenure: 7.1yrs
    • Dafna Sharir (51yo)

      Independent Director

      • Tenure: 3.7yrs
    • Ami Boehm (48yo)

      Independent Director

      • Tenure: 7.1yrs
    • Dafna Cohen (49yo)

      External Independent Director

      • Tenure: 5.1yrs
    • Elyezer Shkedy (62yo)

      External Director

      • Tenure: 2.6yrs
    • Amir Ofek (43yo)

      Independent Director

      • Tenure: 5.1yrs
    • Lonny Rafaeli (65yo)

      Independent Director

      • Tenure: 3.7yrs

    Company Information

    Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

    Key Information

    • Name: Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.
    • Ticker: GILT
    • Exchange: NasdaqGS
    • Founded: 1987
    • Industry: Communications Equipment
    • Sector: Tech
    • Market Cap: US$507.288m
    • Shares outstanding: 55.44m
    • Website:

    Number of Employees


    • Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.
    • Gilat House
    • 21 Yegia Kapayim Street
    • Petah Tikva
    • 4913020
    • Israel


    TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
    GILTNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDMar 1993
    GILTTASE (The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesILILSMar 1993
    GSADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURMar 1993


    Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides satellite-based broadband communication solutions and services in Israel, Latin America, Asia, the Asia Pacific, North America, Africa, Europe, and CIS countries. It operates through three segments: Fixed Networks, Mobility Solutions, and Terrestrial Infrastructure Projects. The company designs and manufactures ground-based satellite communications equipment; and provides solutions and end-to-end services. Its portfolio consists of very small aperture terminals, amplifiers, modems, on-the-move antennas, solid state amplifiers, block upconverters, low-profile antennas, and on-the-move/on-the-pause terminals. In addition, the company offers various solutions, including managed satellite network services, network planning and optimization, satellite capacity, remote network operation, call center support, hub and field operations, and communication networks construction and installation services. Further, it provides connectivity services, Internet access, and telephony services to enterprise, government, and residential customers; and builds telecommunication infrastructure using fiber-optic and wireless technologies for broadband connectivity. Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. sells its products and solutions to communication service providers and operators, mobile network operators, telecommunication companies, and system integrators, as well as to defense and homeland security organizations, and directly to end-users. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Petah Tikva, Israel. 

    Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

    All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
    DataLast Updated (UTC time)
    Company Analysis2020/01/19 23:47
    End of Day Share Price2020/01/17 00:00
    Annual Earnings2018/12/31

    Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.