Analysts rate ViaSat Inc. (VSAT:NSD) with a Strong Buy rating and a $55 target

Based on the VSAT Stock Forecast from 5 analysts, the average analyst VSAT stock price target is USD 55.43 over the next 12 months. ViaSat Inc’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of VSAT stock forecast is Slightly Bearish, which is based on 4 positive signals and 6 negative signals. At the last closing, ViaSat stock price was USD 38.37ViaSat stock price has changed by +9.32% over the past week, +3.30% over the past month and -32.03% over the last year.

 

About ViaSat Inc. (VSAT:NSD):

Viasat, Inc. provides broadband and communications products and services worldwide. The company’s Satellite Services segment offers satellite-based fixed broadband services. Its Commercial Networks segment offers fixed broadband satellite communication systems comprising satellite network infrastructure and ground terminals; mobile broadband satellite communication systems. The company was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.

Latest Analyst Ratings for VSAT:

Target Lowered by Raymond James  Outperform USD 51 » USD 48 2022-08-09
Target Lowered by Needham Buy USD 58 » USD 44 2022-07-14
Maintains Morgan Stanley Equal-Weight USD 49 » USD 34 2022-07-01
Downgrade Barclays USD 53 2022-06-06
Maintains B. Riley Buy USD 145 » USD 100 2022-05-31
Maintains Raymond James Outperform USD 58 » USD 51 2022-05-27
Maintains Needham & Company LLC Buy USD 66 » USD 58 2022-05-26
Maintains Raymond James  Outperform USD 62 » USD 58 2022-02-04
Maintains Needham & Company LLC Buy USD 70 » USD 66 2022-02-04
Maintains Needham & Company LLC Buy USD 60 » USD 70 2021-11-09
Downgrade Raymond James S-Buy » OP USD 70 » USD 62 2021-11-09
Maintains Needham & Company LLC Buy USD 54 » USD 60 2021-08-09
Target Raised by Raymond James Strong-Buy USD 67 » USD 70 2021-08-06
Initiates Coverage On Needham & Company LLC Buy USD 54 2021-06-22
Maintains Morgan Stanley Equal-Weight USD 42 » USD 45 2021-06-07
Upgraded by Raymond James Outperform » Strong-Buy USD 67 2021-04-01
Target Raised by Barclays Equal Weight USD 53 » USD 65 2021-02-12
Target Raised by Needham Buy USD 55 » USD 60 2021-02-05
Upgraded William Blair MP »Outperform USD 110 » USD 90 2021-02-05
Target Down Morgan Stanley Equal Weight USD 43 » USD 42 2020-09-29
Target Lowered by JP Morgan Overweight USD 70 » USD 60 2020-05-27
Target Down Morgan Stanley Equal Weight USD 82 » USD 43 2020-05-22
Upgraded Barclays UW » Equal Weight USD 76 » USD 53 2020-04-20
Target Lowered Raymond James Outperform USD 80 » USD 67 2020-04-13
Target Lowered by Needham Buy USD 80 » USD 55 2020-03-26

 

What we like:

High market capitalization:

VSAT stock is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Underpriced compared to book value:

VSAT stock price is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Positive cash flow:

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow:

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

 

What we don’t like:

Poor risk adjusted returns:

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns, the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median dividend returns:

The average income yield of VSAT stock over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to earnings:

VSAT stock price is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Highly leveraged:

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the market news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis:

VSAT stock price is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Earnings Growth:

VSAT stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.