OTCPK:ASTO

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Astro Communications, Inc. provides various answering services in the United States.


Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: ASTO's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

ASTO

0.2%

US Telecom

-2.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

-79.8%

ASTO

-7.8%

US Telecom

-13.3%

US Market

Return vs Industry: ASTO underperformed the US Telecom industry which returned -7.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ASTO underperformed the US Market which returned -13.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

ASTOIndustryMarket
7 Day0%0.2%-2.6%
30 Day0%-12.9%-15.2%
90 Day-56.1%-17.3%-22.2%
1 Year-79.8%-79.8%-4.0%-7.8%-11.5%-13.3%
3 Year-85.6%-85.6%0.6%-13.1%13.2%5.7%
5 Yearn/a19.1%-6.6%31.8%17.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

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


In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether Astro Communications is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as Astro Communications has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of ASTO’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • When valuing a company like this, investors focus more on how they perceive the size of the opportunity, the company's ability to deliver and scale, and the strength of the team. While we are not analysing this type of data at the moment, if you don’t know where to start, we recommend reading through Astro Communications regulatory filings here.
  • Explore potentially undervalued companies in the Telecom industry.

Future Growth

How is Astro Communications forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

8.2%

Forecasted Telecom 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 Astro Communications 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.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of ASTO’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • While we do not consider unaudited financials to be a reliable enough to include in our analysis, you can access them on the OTC Markets Website. If you are looking for more of a qualitative research into the company, you can access Astro Communications's filings and announcements here.
  • Explore growth companies in the Telecom industry.

Past Performance

How has Astro Communications performed over the past 5 years?

20.5%

Historical Telecom annual earnings growth


In this section we usually display a company’s past earnings and revenues to help investors visualise the trend through time. We also gauge the company’s performance by benchmarking its returns and growth to its industry peers and the wider market. However, Astro Communications has not provided sufficient past data to assess its track record.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have historical data.


Next Steps

Financial Health

How is Astro Communications's financial position?


In this section we usually analyse Astro Communications's finance health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial distress, in particular, its ability to manage its cash and debt levels. Astro Communications has not provided adequate balance sheet data, its financial health cannot be properly assessed as it.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have financial information.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of ASTO’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • Investors tend to look at the financial health of a company this size in order to assess the sustainability of its current operations. While we do not consider unaudited financials to be a reliable enough to include in our analysis, you can access them on the OTC Markets Website.
  • Financial health is measured at one point in time, so the latest financial report is the best representation of the company’s current financial status. Check when Astro Communications's financial data was last updated here.
  • Explore more healthy companies in the Telecom industry.

Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ASTO'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 ASTO's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


Next Steps

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

34.5yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Steven Hirsh (79yo)

no data

Tenure

US$84,000

Compensation

Mr. Steven Andrew Hirsh has been the President of Astro Communications Inc., since October 26, 1994 and serves as its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hirsh has also been a Financia ...


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Steven Hirsh
Chairman of the Boardno dataUS$84.00kno data
William Blethen
Director28.17yrsUS$221.50kno data
Edward Rosenthal
Director34.5yrsno datano data
George Tunick
Director34.5yrsno datano data
Martin Bernstein
Director34.5yrsno datano data

34.5yrs

Average Tenure

79yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: ASTO's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 34.5 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

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: Insufficient data to determine if shareholders have been diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: Astro Communications, Inc.
  • Ticker: ASTO
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1993
  • Industry: Integrated Telecommunication Services
  • Sector: Telecom
  • Market Cap: US$990.476k
  • Shares outstanding: 980.67k
  • Website: https://astrocommunicationsinc.com

Location

  • Astro Communications, Inc.
  • 815 John Harper Highway
  • Suite 4 and 7
  • Shepherdsville
  • Kentucky
  • 40165
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ASTOOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDMay 1981

Biography

Astro Communications, Inc. provides various answering services in the United States. The company offers personalized answering, telephone receptionist, medical answering, SMS text messaging, HIPAA compliant, live customer, conference calling, alphanumeric/digital paging, fax/email message delivery, government provider, emergency dispatch, local and toll free number, and custom auto answering services. It also provides message archiving, seamless direct connect, natural gas generator and ups backup, technology, maintenance support, quality assurance monitoring, order taking/order processing, help desk, customer, messaging, and customer relationship management services. The company serves the funeral home, medical, HVAC, business, service, answering, and property management industries. Astro Communications, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/07 04:52
End of Day Share Price2020/01/30 00:00
Earnings1997/07/31
Annual Earnings1996/10/31


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.