Contrasting RocketLab (NASDAQ:RKLB) & Stable Road Acquisition (NASDAQ:MNTS)

RocketLab (NASDAQ:RKLB) and Stable Road Acquisition (NASDAQ:MNTS) are both aerospace companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

RocketLab has a beta of -5.03, indicating that its stock price is 603% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stable Road Acquisition has a beta of 0.36, indicating that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

39.5% of RocketLab shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.3% of Stable Road Acquisition shares are held by institutional investors. 21.8% of Stable Road Acquisition shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares RocketLab and Stable Road Acquisition’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RocketLab N/A N/A -$12.34 million N/A N/A
Stable Road Acquisition N/A N/A -$42.99 million N/A N/A

Profitability

This table compares RocketLab and Stable Road Acquisition’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RocketLab N/A N/A N/A
Stable Road Acquisition N/A 176.16% 34.57%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for RocketLab and Stable Road Acquisition, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RocketLab 0 1 4 0 2.80
Stable Road Acquisition 0 0 1 0 3.00

RocketLab presently has a consensus price target of 19.00, suggesting a potential upside of 82.34%. Stable Road Acquisition has a consensus price target of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 134.74%. Given Stable Road Acquisition’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Stable Road Acquisition is more favorable than RocketLab.

Summary

Stable Road Acquisition beats RocketLab on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

RocketLab Company Profile

Rocket Lab and Vector entered into a definitive merger agreement.

Stable Road Acquisition Company Profile

Stable Road Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The company was incorporated in 2019 and is based in Venice, California.

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