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Now that Net Neutrality is dissolved...                                                                                           
There is a risk that Viasat will become the target of a hostile takeover.  The buzzards will be flying soon enough.

Starting the day Viasat-2 goes operational, make a statement, buy stock in Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT).  Make Viasat your personal piggy bank. 650,000 customers that buy even one share per quarter makes Viasat a very expensive company to buy, (Think Verizon, AT&T, Comcast). You building quarter after quarter, or month after month, building on what is already out there will keep our oasis safe.  Viasat will need to sell about a million shares in 2018 (they're not the money-grubbers people accuse them of being, they actually need  the money to keep growing). Get in line and buy it.  Buy into Viasat because it has growth potential from expanding income derived from solid investments in plant (tangible physical structures and equipment).  Viasat isn't a "trendy" Bitcoin, maybe gone tomorrow  venture.  Viasat has earning potential made possible by the combination of Satellites Viasat-1 and Viasat-2 to provide solid Internet connectivity in a country about to undergo another "cut-the-cord" style phenomenon involving other well-established Internet Service Providers.  Comcast isn't just all about Cable-TV anymore and soon enough it won't be all about being an ISP either.  Viasat will be a bright beacon in the night for weary people that have had it with the oppressive, controlling, manipulative ISP's that think they own their customers and their personal lives.  The first Viasat-3 (terabit satellite) will launch in about 2 years, perhaps sooner. Sparks are going to fly from the heavens when that thing goes operational.  That's when owning "a ton of Viasat" is going to be highly rewarding, to say the least.  Owning stock in a company isn't a light thing.  You have voting rights when you own stock. If you like our Internet being naturally Net Neutral, invest in it to keep it.  When the customers own it, the customers control it.  If Viasat is going to be taken over, let it be by the customers. 

When the buzzards are flying around sizing up their next meal, the worst thing you can do is to just sit there.


 
I was not paid or otherwise compensated in any way for this opinion or the recommendation to purchase stock in Viasat Inc, but you can have a bouncing hamburger on me. →☺→
P.S.  I don't mess with Jim  ☺
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Visat would be tanking without Chinese tariffs. Current data suggests that viasat is losing subs and that its viasat 1 service is at capacity. It's government contracts don't offer it any position of strength. It's partnership with Eulasat isn't going to work out, instead it will have a new competitor in a tough field. They are burning thru money at an alarming rate and won't be far off that they have to reissue new stock. They have very little to offer investors than mickey mouse bs like public wifi in Mexico. 
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The tarrifs are hurting the stock market, not helping it.

I don't know if you've noticed, but the whole market is down right now.
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Oh the tariffs are hurting the stock market indeed but its very likely having little effect on an already terrible investment like viasat. When the average public commentator of viasat stock is offering predictions that viasat stock will decline, in the long run do bad, and they explain in detail why consistently, it doesn't become a shock and to the blame of the tariffs.
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Zacks is advising people to hold onto VSAT and plenty of investment firms are buying nice chunks of VSAT as well.

Yahoo is reporting the one year target at $74 a share. My average price is $69 a share so that's good enough for me.

I plan to buy another 5 shares in the next few days unless price suddenly jumps.
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I ended up selling my 30 shares yesterday and used those funds to buy SPY (S&P 500).

The sudden change of plans, the antenna issues, and the insurance claim just seem too risky for an investment right now. I have a feeling the price will drop to $60 after the next shareholder call.

I'd say, if you want yo buy VSAT, wait until the next earnings call to take advantage of panic sellers. Prices will go down temporarily when investors hear the bad news.

I could be completely wrong of course, but the plans they announced at the last meeting vs the plans they will present at the next meeting could upset investors.
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I think that is sound thinking. The stock market is a gamble, of course, but when companys don't achieve what they are expected to do, investors get nervous.
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Short term capital gains tax is a downer.
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Personally, I think 1 share per 10 years as a customer would be a cool loyalty gift to all of us subscribers. After a few decades, Viasat could tout itself as a subscriber owned company.

Yeah, it's be like my Electric Co-op, 90% of the owners never go to meetings or vote anyway so, the office honchos still get the final say.

Come to think of it, the open fiscal information of a co-op would be a good idea. Not so bad paying higher prices for a service when you know exactly where the money is going and, why.
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I lost about $100 with my VSAT experiment. It's not a really big loss considering I am paying $60.99 for unlimited internet with no video restriction while others are paying over $100 a month.

It's a shame Viasat 2 is having trouble. I really think this is a good company to invest in.

I might even buy back in depending on how low the stock gets after the next earnings call.
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Got a buddy up north who had an investment company call him a few weeks ago with a ton of questions about Viasat and his experience as a dealer....got paid for his time. He contacted me and asked me if I wanted to make some extra bucks talking to them and I declined. He said the questions were pretty simple and didn't appear to be a quest to dig up dirt but to find out about how things were going business-wise. 

I'm on the dealer advisory council and I personally feel it would have been unethical to talk to them.  

Andy
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Just wait until the insurance company starts digging into things! Which will be interesting because Viasat will want to put forth a worst case scenario and the insurance company will try for the best case scenario.

What a mess!
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Exactly.  If it wasn't for this mess, Viasat would  be a really good investment.  I guess I might need to wait for Viasat 3 before throwing more money at VSAT.  lol
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Don't forget the loss of the Eutelsat deal.

For Viasat, monitor the airline and government contracts. That is where the bread is buttered for them.
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ViaSat is in a simple Cat-and-Mouse game with the insurance company.  The question of retracting the antennas and re-deploy was floated as soon as the problem was discovered.  There's problems with that.  ViaSat-2 is insured, as designed and deployed with prudence.  If ViaSat did the re-deploy move and things went from bad to worse, the insurance company would say it was negligent to attempt that risk which they would not be willing to insure saying is isn't on them that ViaSat broke their toy.  By filing the claim for ViaSat-2 as-is, the insurance company will demand the re-deploy saying they aren't going to pay hundreds of millions if a fix may be possible, thus shifting the risk of a bad re-deploy to the insurance company and then the re-deploy can't be deemed irresponsible to have been performed if it all goes badly.  If a re-deploy is successful, no harm, no foul, and everybody lives happily ever after, but if disaster strikes, ViaSat is covered.
 
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