Loral Space & Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ:LORL) and ParkerVision (NASDAQ:PRKR) Financial Analysis

Loral Space & Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ:LORL) and ParkerVision (OTCMKTS:PRKR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.3% of Loral Space & Communications Ltd. shares are held by institutional investors. 40.6% of Loral Space & Communications Ltd. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.9% of ParkerVision shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Loral Space & Communications Ltd. and ParkerVision’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Loral Space & Communications Ltd. N/A 12.44% 11.32%
ParkerVision -16,911.69% N/A -160.70%

Risk and Volatility

Loral Space & Communications Ltd. has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ParkerVision has a beta of 2.4, meaning that its share price is 140% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Loral Space & Communications Ltd. and ParkerVision, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Loral Space & Communications Ltd. 0 0 0 0 N/A
ParkerVision 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Loral Space & Communications Ltd. and ParkerVision’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Loral Space & Communications Ltd. N/A N/A $9.61 million N/A N/A
ParkerVision $140,000.00 27.13 -$20.87 million N/A N/A

Loral Space & Communications Ltd. has higher earnings, but lower revenue than ParkerVision.

Summary

Loral Space & Communications Ltd. beats ParkerVision on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Loral Space & Communications Ltd.

Loral Space & Communications Inc., a satellite communications company, offers satellite-based communications services to the broadcast, telecom, corporate, and government customers worldwide. As of December 31, 2018, the company provided satellite services to its customers through a fleet of 17 in-orbit geostationary satellites; and owned the Canadian Ka-band payload on the ViaSat-1 satellite. It also offers video distribution and direct-to-home (DTH) video, as well as end-to-end communications services using satellite and hybrid satellite-ground networks; and broadcast services, including DTH, video distribution and contribution, and satellite transmission services for the broadcast of video news, sports, and live event coverage. In addition, the company provides telecommunication carrier and integrator services; satellite services to the Canadian government; two-way broadband Internet services; communications services to the on and off shore oil and gas, and mining industries; maritime and aeronautical services; and satellite operator services. Further, it is involved in the installation and maintenance of the end user terminal; maintenance of the VSAT hub; and provision of satellite capacity. Additionally, the company offers consulting services related to space and earth, government studies, satellite control services, and research and development; and X-band communications services to the United States, Spanish, and allied government users. Loral Space & Communications Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

About ParkerVision

ParkerVision, Inc. designs, develops, and markets radio frequency (RF) technologies for use in wireless communication products in the United States. Its technologies apply to transmit and receive functions of transmitters, receivers, and transceivers, as well as other related RF communications functions. The company also offers WiFi products, including a two-unit system designed for coverage areas of up to 2,000 square feet and a three-unit system designed for coverage areas of up to 4,000 square feet; and integrated circuit products, such as PV5870 IC, a modulator/demodulator component. It sells home and small business networking products under the Milo brand. The company sells its Milo WiFi products through online sales channels and its own online store, as well as directly to Internet service providers. ParkerVision, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

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