Loral Space & Communications Inc. (LORL) and Quarterhill Inc. (NASDAQ:QTRH) Comparison side by side

As Communication Equipment companies, Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:LORL) and Quarterhill Inc. (NASDAQ:QTRH) are our subject to contrast. And more specifically their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Loral Space & Communications Inc. N/A 0.00 91.74M 4.03 9.98
Quarterhill Inc. 74.61M 1.50 41.56M -0.35 0.00

In table 1 we can see Loral Space & Communications Inc. and Quarterhill Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.


Table 2 provides us Loral Space & Communications Inc. and Quarterhill Inc.’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Loral Space & Communications Inc. 0.00% 31.3% 24.3%
Quarterhill Inc. -55.70% 0% 0%


On the other side, $0.04 per share with a dividend yield of 4.02% for Quarterhill Inc. No dividend is paid out by Loral Space & Communications Inc.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

The shares of both Loral Space & Communications Inc. and Quarterhill Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 97.8% and 30.34% respectively. Insiders owned 0.81% of Loral Space & Communications Inc. shares. Comparatively, insiders own roughly 2.69% of Quarterhill Inc.’s shares.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Loral Space & Communications Inc. -5.34% -11.19% -7.28% 4.66% -9.47% -8.65%
Quarterhill Inc. -8.98% -24.27% -36.89% -23.04% -42.28% -48.55%

For the past year Loral Space & Communications Inc. was less bearish than Quarterhill Inc.


On 8 of the 11 factors Loral Space & Communications Inc. beats Quarterhill Inc.

Loral Space & Communications Inc., a satellite communications company, provides satellite-based communications services to broadcast, telecom, corporate, and government customers worldwide. As of December 31, 2016, the company provided satellite services to its customers through a fleet of 15 in-orbit satellites; and owns the Canadian Ka-band payload on the ViaSat-1 satellite. It also offers video distribution and direct-to-home (DTH) video, as well as end-to-end communications services using satellite and hybrid satellite-ground networks; and broadcast services, including DTH, video distribution and contribution, and satellite transmission services for the broadcast of video news, sports, and live event coverage. In addition, the company provides telecommunication carrier and integrator services; satellite services to the Canadian Government; two-way broadband Internet services; communications services to the on and off shore oil and gas, and mining industries; maritime and aeronautical services; and satellite operator services. Further, it is involved in the installation and maintenance of the end user terminal; maintenance of the VSAT hub; and provision of satellite capacity. Additionally, the company offers consulting services related to space and earth, government studies, satellite control services, and research and development; and X-band communications services to the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State, and various agencies of the Spanish Government. Loral Space & Communications Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Quarterhill Inc., an intellectual property licensing company, develops, acquires, and licenses various patented technologies. The company licenses its patents to companies that sell products utilizing a range of technologies, including Wi-Fi, WiMAX, LTE, CDMA, DSL, DOCSIS, Bluetooth, V-Chip, and 3D television, as well as automotive headlight assemblies, semiconductor manufacturing and packaging, medical stent, video streaming, CMOS image sensors, building automation, computer gaming, smart meter monitoring, and LED lighting. It also manages the intellectual property of third party inventors. The companyÂ’s technologies are used in products in the communications and consumer electronics, medical, industrial, semiconductor, automotive, and aerospace markets. It licenses its intellectual property to approximately 290 companies worldwide. The company was formerly known as Wi-LAN Inc. and changed its name to Quarterhill Inc. in June 2017. Quarterhill Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.