Analyzing Intuitive Machines (LUNR) & The Competition

Intuitive Machines (NASDAQ:LUNRGet Free Report) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Search & navigation equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Intuitive Machines to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Volatility and Risk

Intuitive Machines has a beta of 0.23, suggesting that its stock price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intuitive Machines’ competitors have a beta of 1.05, suggesting that their average stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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 -179.13% -24.57% -14.70%

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Intuitive Machines $79.52 million $62.80 million 2.06
Intuitive Machines Competitors $5.17 billion $396.06 million 17.12

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.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intuitive Machines 0 0 4 0 3.00
Intuitive Machines Competitors 76 636 726 22 2.48

Intuitive Machines currently has a consensus price target of $12.25, suggesting a potential upside of 141.14%. As a group, “Search & navigation equipment” companies have a potential upside of 15.83%. Given Intuitive Machines’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Intuitive Machines is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

72.2% of Intuitive Machines shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.2% of shares of all “Search & navigation equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 78.9% of Intuitive Machines shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of shares of all “Search & navigation equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


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

Intuitive Machines Company Profile

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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 µNova, 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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