NasdaqGS:VSAT

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Viasat, Inc. provides broadband and communications products and services worldwide.

Snowflake

Fundamentals

Imperfect balance sheet with concerning outlook.


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Share Price & News

How has Viasat's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-1.5%

VSAT

2.6%

US Communications

0.07%

US Market


1 Year Return

15.3%

VSAT

3.2%

US Communications

8.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: VSAT exceeded the US Communications industry which returned 3.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: VSAT exceeded the US Market which returned 8.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

VSATIndustryMarket
7 Day-1.5%2.6%0.07%
30 Day-9.1%-2.8%-0.3%
90 Day-15.4%-14.1%-1.6%
1 Year15.3%15.3%5.6%3.2%11.3%8.9%
3 Year-1.4%-1.4%53.8%44.0%46.3%36.8%
5 Year20.8%20.8%94.0%72.9%62.1%44.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Viasat undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

2.2x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate VSAT's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate VSAT's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: VSAT is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Communications industry average.

PE vs Market: VSAT is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: VSAT is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.2x) compared to the US Communications industry average (1.8x).


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Future Growth

How is Viasat forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?

106.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: VSAT is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Earnings vs Market: VSAT is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

High Growth Earnings: VSAT is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: VSAT's revenue (8.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: VSAT's revenue (8.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: VSAT's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.4%).


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Past Performance

How has Viasat performed over the past 5 years?

-60.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: VSAT is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -60.8% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare VSAT's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: VSAT is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Communications industry (23.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: VSAT has a negative Return on Equity (-2.06%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: VSAT is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Assets is negative.


Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: VSAT is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Capital Employed is negative.


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Financial Health

How is Viasat's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: VSAT's short term assets ($804.2M) exceeds its short term liabilities ($490.1M)

Long Term Liabilities: VSAT's short term assets (804.2M) do not cover its long term liabilities (1.8B)


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: VSAT's debt to equity ratio (71.1%) is considered high

Reducing Debt: VSAT's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 73.3% to 71.1% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet

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

Debt Coverage by Assets: VSAT's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.6x debt).


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: VSAT has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: VSAT has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -39.9% each year


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Dividend

What is Viasat's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage2.9%forecastin3Years0%

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate VSAT's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate VSAT's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VSAT's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VSAT's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of VSAT's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

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

3.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Mark Dankberg (64yo)

33.4yrs

Tenure

US$10,688,877

Compensation

Mr. Mark D. Dankberg co-founded ViaSat, Inc. in May 1986 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since its inception in May 1986. Mr. Dankberg has significant operational, business and technological exper ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD10.69M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.11M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Mark's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Management Age and Tenure

3.9yrs

Average Tenure

59yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: VSAT's management team is considered experienced (3.9 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

9.5yrs

Average Tenure

66.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: VSAT's board of directors are considered experienced (9.5 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: VSAT insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

SellUS$75,71029 Aug 19
Harvey White
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Shares1,000
Max PriceUS$75.71
SellUS$197,84114 Jun 19
Mark Miller
EntityIndividual
Role
Top Key Executive
Co-Founder
Shares2,236
Max PriceUS$88.48
SellUS$4,455,11911 Jun 19
Mark Dankberg
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
Co- Founder
Shares49,022
Max PriceUS$90.88
SellUS$5,208,60003 Jun 19
Richard Baldridge
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
President
Shares60,000
Max PriceUS$86.97
SellUS$1,867,97824 Apr 19
FPR Partners LLC
EntityCompany
Shares25,000
Max PriceUS$74.83
SellUS$107,436,07424 Apr 19
FPR Partners LLC
EntityCompany
Shares1,271,818
Max PriceUS$89.21
SellUS$149,28019 Feb 19
Keven Lippert
EntityIndividual
Role
Senior Key Executive
Executive VP of Strategic Initiatives & Chief Commercial Officer
Shares2,000
Max PriceUS$74.64
SellUS$6,139,32913 Feb 19
Richard Baldridge
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
President
Shares84,401
Max PriceUS$72.74
SellUS$277,60029 Nov 18
Keven Lippert
EntityIndividual
Role
Senior Key Executive
Executive VP of Strategic Initiatives & Chief Commercial Officer
Shares4,000
Max PriceUS$69.40
SellUS$187,65513 Nov 18
David Ryan
EntityIndividual
Shares2,672
Max PriceUS$70.23

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Mark Dankberg (64yo)

    Co- Founder

    • Tenure: 33.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$10.69m
  • Rick Baldridge (60yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 3.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$6.70m
  • Mark Miller (59yo)

    Co-Founder

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.00m
  • Ken Peterman (62yo)

    Senior VP & President of Government Systems

    • Tenure: 5.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$3.41m
  • Bruce Dirks (59yo)

    Senior Vice President of Treasury & Corporate Development

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.06m
  • Kevin Harkenrider (64yo)

    Senior VP & President of Broadband Systems

    • Tenure: 1.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$3.14m
  • Keven Lippert (46yo)

    Executive VP of Strategic Initiatives & Chief Commercial Officer

    • Tenure: 1.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$3.68m
  • Shawn Duffy (49yo)

    Senior VP & CFO

    • Tenure: 5.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$3.14m
  • Robert Blair (45yo)

    VP, General Counsel & Secretary

    • Tenure: 2.4yrs
  • Melinda Kimbro

    Senior VP of People & Culture and Chief People Officer

    • Tenure: 0.8yrs

Board Members

  • Varsha Rao (49yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 2.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$261.32k
  • Frank Biondi (74yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 4.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$274.32k
  • Mark Dankberg (64yo)

    Co- Founder

    • Tenure: 33.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$10.69m
  • Rick Baldridge (60yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 3.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$6.70m
  • Harvey White (85yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 14.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$295.32k
  • Robert Johnson (69yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 33.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$277.32k
  • John Stenbit (79yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 15.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$277.82k
  • Sean Pak (46yo)

    Lead Independent Director

    • Tenure: 0.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$250.32k

Company Information

Viasat, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Viasat, Inc.
  • Ticker: VSAT
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1986
  • Industry: Communications Equipment
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: US$4.323b
  • Shares outstanding: 61.30m
  • Website: https://www.viasat.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Viasat, Inc.
  • 6155 El Camino Real
  • Carlsbad
  • California
  • 92009
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
VSATNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDDec 1996
VS1DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURDec 1996
0LPELSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDDec 1996

Biography

Viasat, Inc. provides broadband and communications products and services worldwide. The company’s Satellite Services segment offers satellite-based fixed broadband services, including broadband Internet ac ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/23 23:46
End of Day Share Price2019/10/23 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/03/31


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.