Head-To-Head Survey: Spire Global (SPIR) & Its Competitors

Spire Global (NYSE:SPIRGet Rating) is one of 42 publicly-traded companies in the “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Spire Global to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

19.6% of Spire Global shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.9% of shares of all “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.7% of Spire Global shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 21.2% of shares of all “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Spire Global and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Spire Global -50.58% 4.90% 2.54%
Spire Global Competitors -70.22% -61.72% -11.85%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Spire Global and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Spire Global 1 1 1 0 2.00
Spire Global Competitors 141 449 617 19 2.42

Spire Global currently has a consensus price target of 5.35, suggesting a potential upside of 249.67%. As a group, “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 45.77%. Given Spire Global’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Spire Global is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Spire Global has a beta of 0.7, indicating that its stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Spire Global’s rivals have a beta of 1.31, indicating that their average stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Spire Global and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Spire Global $43.38 million -$19.31 million -2.89
Spire Global Competitors $3.21 billion -$802.12 million -3.01

Spire Global’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Spire Global. Spire Global is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


Spire Global rivals beat Spire Global on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Spire Global Company Profile

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Spire Global, Inc. develops a hardware and intelligent analytics platform that tracks the oceans, skies, and weather. It serves maritime, weather, aviation, space services, earth intelligence, and federal industries. Spire Global, Inc. has a strategic partnership with TAC Index Limited. Spire Global, Inc. was formerly known as Nanosatisfi, Inc. and changed its name to Spire Global, Inc. in July 2014. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California with additional offices in Boulder, Colorado; Washington, D.C.; Glasgow, United Kingdom; Luxembourg; and Singapore.

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