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Viasat (NAS:VSAT) Sloan Ratio %

: -2.67% (As of Dec. 2023)
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Richard Sloan from the University of Michigan was first to document what is referred to as the "accrual anomaly". His 1996 paper found that shares of companies with small or negative accruals vastly outperform (+10%) those of companies with large ones.

Viasat's Sloan Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was -2.67%.

As of Dec. 2023, Viasat has a Sloan Ratio of -2.67%, indicating the company is in the safe zone and there is no funny business with accruals.


Viasat Sloan Ratio % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Viasat's Sloan Ratio % can be seen below:

* 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.

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Viasat Annual Data
Trend Mar14 Mar15 Mar16 Mar17 Mar18 Mar19 Mar20 Mar21 Mar22 Mar23
Sloan Ratio %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2.41 6.59 3.02 9.53 -0.66

Viasat Quarterly Data
Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23
Sloan Ratio % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 8.11 -0.66 1.83 -2.78 -2.67

Competitive Comparison

For the Communication Equipment subindustry, Viasat's Sloan Ratio %, along with its competitors' market caps and Sloan Ratio % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Viasat Sloan Ratio % Distribution

For the Hardware industry and Technology sector, Viasat's Sloan Ratio % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Viasat's Sloan Ratio % falls into.



Viasat Sloan Ratio % Calculation

Earnings contain a lot of non cash earnings which is called accruals. The Sloan ratio is a way to identify firms with low non-cash or accrual-derived earnings relative to their cash flow.

Viasat's Sloan Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2023 is calculated as

Sloan Ratio=(Net Income (A: Mar. 2023 )-Cash Flow from Operations (A: Mar. 2023 )
-Cash Flow from Investing (A: Mar. 2023 ))/Total Assets (A: Mar. 2023 )
=(1084.806-367.861
-768.037)/7730.337
=-0.66%

Viasat's Sloan Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as

Sloan Ratio=(Net Income (TTM)-Cash Flow from Operations (TTM))
-Cash Flow from Investing (TTM))/Total Assets (Q: Dec. 2023 )
=(228.197-506.459
-166.939)/16650.655
=-2.67%

Viasat's Net Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2023 was 1196.838 (Mar. 2023 ) + -77.004 (Jun. 2023 ) + -767.238 (Sep. 2023 ) + -124.399 (Dec. 2023 ) = $228 Mil.
Viasat's Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2023 was 50.249 (Mar. 2023 ) + 103.666 (Jun. 2023 ) + 218.976 (Sep. 2023 ) + 133.568 (Dec. 2023 ) = $506 Mil.
Viasat's Cash Flow from Investing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2023 was 1618.784 (Mar. 2023 ) + -769.547 (Jun. 2023 ) + -231.472 (Sep. 2023 ) + -450.826 (Dec. 2023 ) = $167 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.


Viasat  (NAS:VSAT) Sloan Ratio % Explanation

A former University of Michigan researcher, Richard Sloan's 1996 paper found that shares of companies with small or negative accruals vastly outperform (+10%) those of companies with large ones. In fact, for the 40-year period between 1962 and 2001, buying the lowest accrual companies and shorting the highest accrual companies resulted in an average annual compounded return of 18%, more than double the S&P 500's 7.4% annual return over the same period.

According to How to Beat the Market with the Sloan Ratio:

If the Sloan Ratio is between -10% and 10%, the company is in the safe zone and there is no funny business with accruals.

If the Sloan Ratio is less than between -25% and -10% on the negative side, and between 10% and 25% on the positive side, this is a warning stage of accrual build up.

If the Sloan Ratio is less than -25% or greater than 25%, and this ratio is consistent over several quarters or even years, be careful. Earnings are highly likely to be made up of accruals.

As of Dec. 2023, Viasat has a Sloan Ratio of -2.67%, indicating the company is in the safe zone and there is no funny business with accruals.


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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
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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
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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