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Viasat (NAS:VSAT) Earnings Yield %

: 38.38% (As of today)
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The earnings yield is an indication of how much return shareholders' investment in the company earned over the past 12 months. The higher the earnings yield is, the better.

As of today (2024-03-03), the stock price of Viasat is $19.75. Viasat's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2023 was $7.58. Therefore, Viasat's earnings yield of today is 38.38%.

The earnings yield does not consider the growth of the business. A better indicator of the attractiveness of an investment which takes growth into account is the Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) %. Viasat's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was -41.33%. The Forward Rate of Return uses the normalized Free Cash Flow of the past seven years, and considers growth. The forward rate of return can be thought of as the return that investors buying the stock today can expect from it in the future.


Viasat Earnings Yield % Calculation

Earnings yield is the reciprocal of the P/E Ratio.

Viasat's Earnings Yield for today is calculated as

Earnings Yield=Earnings per Share (Diluted) (TTM)/Share Price
=7.580/19.75
=38.38 %

Viasat's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2023 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $7.580 Mil.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

Earnings Yield=Net Income /Market Cap

The earnings in the calculation is the Trailing Twelve Months earnings.


Viasat  (NAS:VSAT) Earnings Yield % Explanation

If the P/E ratio is an indication of how many years it takes for the company to earn back the stock price shareholders pay to buy the shares, the earnings yield is an indication of how much return shareholders' investment in the company earned over the past 12 months. The higher the earnings yield is, the better.

If a company loses money, the earnings yield is negative. This gives a more straightforward indication that the company is losing money. This is an advantage of using earnings yield instead of the P/E ratio in valuation. For valuation purposes, the P/B Ratio and the P/S Ratio should be used for companies that are losing money.

Like the P/E ratio, the earnings yield can be used to compare investments in different industries. It can even be used to compare the attractiveness of different asset classes such as bonds and cash. Of course, the earnings yield should not be the only factor in deciding which asset classes to invest.

Also similar to the P/E ratio, the earnings yield does not consider the growth of the business. A growing company with the same earnings yield should be more attractive than a company that has the same earnings yield but does not grow.

A better indicator of the attractiveness of an investment which takes growth into account is the Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) %.

Be Aware

Just like the P/E Ratio, non-recurring items such as selling part of the business, selling a previous investment, etc., can affect earnings yield dramatically. The earning yield is also a poor indication for cyclical companies. When a cyclical stock has a high earnings yield it is usually at the peak of its cycle.


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Viasat (NAS:VSAT) Business Description

Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
6155 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA, USA, 92009
Viasat Inc provides bandwidth technologies and services in three segments: satellite services, which provides satellite-based high-speed broadband services to consumers, enterprises, and commercial airlines; commercial networks, which develops end-to-end communication and connectivity systems; and government systems, which produces network-centric Internet Protocol-based secure government communication systems. A large majority of the firm's revenue is generated in the United States, with the rest coming from the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific.
Executives
Craig Andrew Miller officer: Pres. Government Systems C/O VIASAT, INC., 6155 EL CAMINO REAL, CARLSBAD CA 92009
Keven K Lippert officer: Vice President General Counsel 6155 EL CAMINO REAL, CARLSBAD CA 92009
Benjamin Edward Palmer officer: President, Maritime C/O VIASAT, INC., 6155 EL CAMINO REAL, CARLSBAD CA 92009
Richard A Baldridge officer: Chief Operating Officer 6155 EL CAMINO REAL, CARLSBAD CA 92009
James Michael Dodd officer: President, Global Mobile 6155 EL CAMINO REAL, CARLSBAD CA 92009
Warburg Pincus (europa) Global Growth (cayman), L.p. 10 percent owner C/O WARBURG PINCUS LLC, 450 LEXINGTON AVENUE, NEW YORK NY 10017
Warburg Pincus Llc 10 percent owner 450 LEXINGTON AVENUE, NEW YORK NY 10017
Mark Nieuwendijk 10 percent owner C/O PRETZEL LOGIC BV, WILHELMINALAAN 30, ZEIST P7 3701BL
Luxtopholding Sarl Triton 10 percent owner 1-3 BOULEVARD DE LA FOIRE, LUXEMBOURG N4 L-1528
Logic Bv Pretzel 10 percent owner WILHELMINALAAN 30, ZEIST P7 3701BL
Apax Ix Gp Co. Ltd 10 percent owner THIRD FLOOR, ROYAL BANK PLACE, 1 GLATEGNY ESPLANADE, ST PETER PORT Y7 GY5 7FS
Warburg Pincus (cayman) Global Growth Gp Llc 10 percent owner C/O WARBURG PINCUS LLC, 450 LEXINGTON AVENUE, NEW YORK NY 10017
Warburg Pincus (cayman) Global Growth Gp, L.p. 10 percent owner C/O WARBURG PINCUS LLC, 450 LEXINGTON AVENUE, NEW YORK NY 10017
Andrew Sukawaty director C/O VIASAT, INC., 6155 EL CAMINO REAL, CARLSBAD CA 92009
Cpp Investment Board Private Holdings (4) Inc. 10 percent owner 1 QUEEN STREET EAST, SUITE 2500, TORONTO A6 M5C 2W5