Reviewing Intuitive Machines (LUNR) & Its Competitors

Intuitive Machines (NASDAQ:LUNRGet Free Report) is one of 19 publicly-traded companies in the “Search & navigation equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Intuitive Machines to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Intuitive Machines and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Intuitive Machines 78.98% -2.04% -3.92%
Intuitive Machines Competitors -50.03% -20.19% -12.24%

Risk and Volatility

Intuitive Machines has a beta of 0.23, indicating that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intuitive Machines’ competitors have a beta of 1.03, indicating that their average share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Intuitive Machines and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Intuitive Machines $79.52 million $62.80 million 2.15
Intuitive Machines Competitors $5.52 billion $427.25 million 19.14

Intuitive Machines’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Intuitive Machines. Intuitive Machines is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

72.2% of Intuitive Machines shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.6% of shares of all “Search & navigation equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 78.9% of Intuitive Machines shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.4% of shares of all “Search & navigation equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Intuitive Machines and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intuitive Machines 0 0 4 0 3.00
Intuitive Machines Competitors 76 636 723 22 2.47

Intuitive Machines currently has a consensus target price of $12.25, suggesting a potential upside of 130.70%. As a group, “Search & navigation equipment” companies have a potential upside of 16.48%. Given Intuitive Machines’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Intuitive Machines is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Intuitive Machines beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Intuitive Machines

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Intuitive Machines, Inc. designs, manufactures, and operates space products and services in the United States. Its space systems and space infrastructure enable scientific and human exploration and utilization of lunar resources to support sustainable human presence on the moon. The company offers lunar access services, such ┬ÁNova, lunar surface rover services, fixed lunar surface services, lunar orbit delivery services, rideshare delivery services to lunar orbit, as well as content sales and marketing sponsorships; and orbital services, including satellite delivery and rideshare, satellite servicing and refueling, space station servicing, satellite repositioning, and orbital debris removal. It also provides lunar data services, comprising Lunar data network, lunar south pole and far-side coverage, lunar positioning services, data relay, and data storage/caching. In addition, the company offers propulsion systems and navigation systems; engineering services contracts; lunar mobility vehicles, such as rovers and drones; power infrastructure that includes fission surface power; and human habitation systems. It serves its products to the U.S. government, commercial, and international customers. Intuitive Machines, Inc. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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