Financial Analysis: Spire Global (NYSE:SPIR) versus Towerstream (OTCMKTS:TWER)

Spire Global (NYSE:SPIRGet Rating) and Towerstream (OTCMKTS:TWERGet Rating) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability and risk.


This table compares Spire Global and Towerstream’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Spire Global -28.10% 4.76% 2.70%
Towerstream N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Spire Global and Towerstream, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Spire Global 0 2 0 0 2.00
Towerstream 0 0 0 0 N/A

Spire Global currently has a consensus price target of $3.43, indicating a potential upside of 198.55%. Given Spire Global’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Spire Global is more favorable than Towerstream.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Spire Global and Towerstream’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Spire Global $43.38 million 3.71 -$38.09 million ($0.20) -5.75
Towerstream N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Towerstream has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Spire Global.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

25.4% of Spire Global shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.7% of Spire Global shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.4% of Towerstream shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Spire Global has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Towerstream has a beta of -389.14, indicating that its share price is 39,014% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Spire Global beats Towerstream on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Spire Global

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Spire Global, Inc. develops a hardware and intelligent analytics platform that tracks the oceans, skies, and weather. It serves maritime, weather, aviation, space services, earth intelligence, and federal industries. Spire Global, Inc. has a strategic partnership with TAC Index Limited. Spire Global, Inc. was formerly known as Nanosatisfi, Inc. and changed its name to Spire Global, Inc. in July 2014. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California with additional offices in Boulder, Colorado; Washington, D.C.; Glasgow, United Kingdom; Luxembourg; and Singapore.

About Towerstream

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Towerstream Corp. provides fixed wireless broadband network services. It offers wireless business Internet service in three product categories: Business Class Internet, Temporary Internet Solutions, and Wholesale Internet Service. The company was founded in December 1999 and is headquartered in Middletown, RI.

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