InvestorPlace’s Luke Lango has just released a new (August 2022) stock teaser about a so-called “trillion-dollar” phone call, which he claims could “instantaneously change the world” and unleash “over $10 trillion in brand-new wealth” in under 36 months.
“This single phone call that will not only instantaneously change the world as we know it… forever…
“But will turn the page in history… starting the next chapter of mankind…
“A global opportunity… more important than the creation of the printing press, Edison’s lightbulb, and the personal computer… and more significant to mankind than the lunar landing.
“I’m talking about a historical breakthrough, now poised to disrupt global markets and launch entirely new industries…
“While unleashing over $10 trillion in brand-new wealth… in under 36 months.
“Allowing everyday Americans to become brand-new millionaires along the way.”Source: https://orders.investorplace.com/?cid=MKT655652&eid=MKT663904&assetId=AST254122&page=2
What’s it all about?
In short, the presentation centers around a “tiny firm” that Lango says is going to launch “revolutionary” satellites that could bring “ultra-fast global internet” to billions of people and that work with “any current cellphone.”
What’s more, Lango said that the firm plans on launching these satellites with the help of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
And during the presentation, he cited a “highly redacted document” known as “Exhibit 10.1,” which apparently shows that the firm has entered into a contract with SpaceX.
“Beginning with this 4-page document, signed and filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, just days ago…
“A highly redacted document, now known as ‘Exhibit 10.1.’
“A ‘hush-hush’ multimillion-dollar contract between two companies…
“One a massive $125 billion private enterprise… owned by the world’s richest man…
“That’s right, Elon Musk, and the company you know as SpaceX…
“And the other…
“A tiny, $12.4-million-a-year firm… quietly tucked away… in the sandy Permian Basin of west Texas…
“An early-stage firm…”
Long story short, Lango believes that because of all of this (and other points he made in the pitch), the company’s stock could go from “less than $10” to $300 or more.
“A company that could see its share price jump… from less than $10 today…
To $50… $150… $300… or possibly more… a lot more!”
Lango didn’t provide an exact timeline for that prediction, but he did say that the “first opportunity to see double or triple your money” could be “just days from now.”
All in all, it was a pretty bold, hyped-up presentation.
But at the same time, some of the points he made about the impact of providing billions of people with internet access for the first time (or providing people with better and more affordable internet) were pretty compelling. Not to mention, he has picked some pretty epic stocks in the past.
None of that means the stock he’s recommending will be a winner, but I was more than curious to know what it was. And I didn’t want to have to pay almost $2k for his Early Stage Investor service to get the ticker.
So I looked into his clues, and ahead, I’ll show you what I think he’s pitching.
Unpacking Lango’s “Trillion-Dollar” Phone Call Pitch
One of the main themes (aka marketing angles) of Luke Lango’s presentation is that a “game-changing phone call” (which he suggests could take place “just days from today”) could “make history.” And apparently, the call will be made from a satellite.
“A game-changing phone call that will not only make history…
“But instantly provide over 3.7 billion people, including 25% of the American population – with a brand-new hope…”
“… this phone call, while originating right here on Earth… will be delivered from the heavens.
“Or, more specifically, from the breakthrough satellite above.”
What phone call is he talking about?
From what I can gather, Luke Lango is essentially suggesting that if the satellite launch is a success, then this company’s satellite will be able to “talk directly to ordinary, unmodified cellphones,” which in turn will signal that the mission was a success.
Something like that, anyway.
And according to Lango, the launch could take place “days from now” at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a launch pad with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
If successful, he says the rocket will deploy an “$81 million, 1.5-ton, first-of-its-kind cube” the size of a small truck, which is the result of over five years of development.
“… the rocket’s nose cone will open…
“Deploying into orbit, its historical, and potentially life-altering payload.
“A $81 million, 1.5-ton, first-of-its-kind cube…
“A cube the size of a small truck, the result of over five years of development, protected by well over 2,300 patent and patent pending claims, globally…”
From there, Lango says that the cube will begin “unfurling itself” like an “origami flower” in low earth orbit and turn into a 693-square-foot phased array satellite. One that’s powered by the sun and orbits around the Earth every 90 minutes.
“Because after completing well over 800 tests on the ground, and now in the cold depths of space…
“This breakthrough cube will initiate the elaborate process of unfurling itself…
“Carefully unfolding and expanding, much like an origami flower…
“Over the course of several minutes…
“What was once a relatively small cube will become a massive, state-of-the-art, 693 -square-foot phased array satellite…
“A revolutionary satellite the size of a basketball court, powered by the sun, thin as a dinner plate… and circling the Earth every 90 minutes…”
That’s all very impressive…
But what’s the big deal for everyday people?
According to Lango, one of these satellites alone can “provide seamless 5G cellular coverage” for over 2.4 million square miles on Earth, which he points out is an area the size of 15 of the largest U.S. states.
And he said that this company is planning on launching 168 of those:
“… this small American firm is on the verge of a rapid, and full-scale deployment schedule…
“Deploying an entire constellation, totaling 168 satellites… providing seamless global coverage… by the end of 2024.”
As for the potential benefits of the internet becoming available to virtually everyone on the planet… that’s a pretty big deal.
As Lango points out in the teaser, 3.7 billion people can’t access the internet globally, and millions of Americans either have no internet or internet that’s slow and expensive.
So, while I suggest taking the presentation with a pinch of salt, I do agree with the general premise that opening up fast, affordable internet to billions of people would be potentially game-changing (in numerous ways) for countries all over the globe.
Whether or not this company will be successful in making that happen is another story, as is whether or not its stock will go up. But I wanted to know what company Lango was teasing, so I dug into his clues further to see what I could find.
Revealed: Luke Lango’s “Satellite Millionaires” Pick
Based on the clues we’ve discussed so far, we know that Lango is teasing a Texas-based company trading for around $10 that has built a “693-square-foot phased array satellite” that starts out as a “cube.”
We also know that, after 800 tests on the ground, the company plans on launching its satellite with the help of SpaceX at Cape Canaveral, Florida, in the near future.
What else did he say?
Well, for one thing, Lango said that “25 fast-moving mobile network operators” have signed on as future partners, including AT&T, Rakuten Mobile, and Bell Canada (among others). And that this, according to Lango, will give it access to “1.8 billion potential customers.”
“Because rather than going against the world’s largest cellular providers… and their tens of billions of dollars in annual ad spend…
“This small firm made the savvy decision to simply join them, riding the coattails of their success…
“Lining up agreements with mobile network providers around the globe…
“Like AT&T, America’s largest cell provider…
“Along with Rakuten Mobile, Bell Canada, Telefonica and France’s Orange…
“Just to name a few…
“All said and done… 25 fast-moving mobile network operators… have already signed on as future partners…
“Meaning… this small American firm will have turnkey access to a built-in base of 1.8 billion potential customers – at the flick of the switch…”
Aside from all of that, Luke Lango talked about some of the company’s investors, which include BlackRock, Point 72, and numerous others.
What could it be?
After looking into several of those clues, the one that finally led me to Lango’s pick was the one about the company’s “693-square-foot phased array satellite.”
Long story short, that clue led me to an August 2022 press release on businesswire.com about AST SpaceMobile, Inc. (ASTS). And after reading that page and looking further into the company, I have no doubt that this is Lango’s “Satellite Millionaires” pick.
How does it match?
For starters, AST SpaceMobile is a Texas-based company that, according to the above press release, is building the “first and only space-based cellular broadband network” that’s accessible directly by standard mobile phones.
Second, its BlueWalker 3 (BW3) test satellite, which has a “693-square-foot phased array of antennas,” recently arrived at Cape Canaveral in preparation for an upcoming launch.
And third, while the press release I got the above information from doesn’t mention SpaceX, a document the company submitted to the SEC discusses a Multi-Launch Agreement between AST SpaceMobile and SpaceX (which is referred to as “Exhibit 10.1”).
So, not only does that match Lango’s earlier clue about “Exhibit 10.1,” but it shows that SpaceX has indeed entered into an agreement with AST SpaceMobile.
Furthermore, this article on lightreading.com states that AST SpaceMobile will test its satellite-based services on AT&T’s spectrum, that it’ll run tests with Japan’s Rakuten Mobile, and that they’ve announced deals with Vodafone (among others).
All told, the company’s Q1 2022 Business Update presentation states that it has agreements and MOUs with mobile network operators that have over 1.8 billion subscribers.
Lastly, here’s how the remaining clues line up:
- AST SpaceMobile generated just over $12.4 million in revenue in 2021.
- It’s currently trading at just over $11.60 a share as of writing (August 15, 2022). However, it was trading at around the $7.50 mark less than a week ago and even less than that on August 2, which is the date stamp on Lango’s pitch.
- The company plans on launching 168 satellites as part of its expansion efforts.
So, based on that, AST SpaceMobile (ticker: ASTS) is Lango’s pick.
I can’t be 100% certain since I haven’t read his “New Satellite Millionaires” research report, but this company matches the clues he shared like a glove.
As for the hype in the presentation around how the company could launch its satellite “days from now,” take that with a grain of salt. Because according to the press release I mentioned earlier, while the launch window is set for early to mid-September, the “actual BW3 launch date remains subject to change and is contingent on a number of factors.”
So the reality is that we don’t know for certain when the satellite will launch, if it’ll be a success, or what impact that may or may not have on its stock price.
Still, this does look like a great company.
And Lango appears to have already been right on this call because the stock has rallied since the presentation was released less than two weeks ago. I’m not saying that means it’ll continue to go up; I have no idea, but credit where credit’s due.
As for whether or not AST SpaceMobile is a good investment, I’ll leave that for you to decide. But there are some interesting articles out there on this company, including a recent post from Bloomberg regarding the company’s collaboration with Nokia.
And if you want Luke Lango’s take, he shares his recommendation in the “New Satellite Millionaires” report, which comes with a subscription to Early Stage Investor.
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What Is Early Stage Investor?
Early Stage Investor is an investment research service run by Luke Lango and published by InvestorPlace focused on small cap tech companies.
How does it work?
Early Stage Investor costs $1,999 for 12 months if you join through the presentation, and as a subscriber, you get access to one-to-two new picks from Luke Lango each month, along with his research and updates on his recommendations.
Here’s how Luke Lango describes the service:
“As a brand-new Early Stage Investor member you’ll been introduced to one or two brand-new opportunities each month.
“Each and every one of the opportunities is picked and vetted by me personally… complete with a full report created by my elite team of researchers…
“You’ll discover the details behind each opportunity… along with our related industry research… so you’ll be able to act with full clarity.
“I’ll also provide you with my price prediction for each opportunity I present… so you’ll know the potential upside on the recommendations I make…
“And… perhaps more importantly – I’ll keep you updated at all times… with updates EVERY day… covering daily market action and news related to our model portfolio holdings.”
On top of that, you get access to the “New Satellite Millionaires” report I mentioned earlier, which details Lango’s satellite internet company recommendation.
Is it worth it?
I’m not a member of Early Stage Investor, so I don’t know if it’s worthwhile or not. However, generally speaking, smaller, earlier-stage companies can have larger upside potential than established companies. But small-cap tech stocks can be extremely volatile and risky, too, so it’s possible to lose some or all of your money if things don’t work out.
And if you want to get a feel for other companies Luke Lango has recommended before deciding, I’ve looked into numerous other Luke Lango presentations on this blog. And in the process, uncovered several stocks he has recommended in the past.
Most recently, I looked into his “Apple Car supplier” pick.
So if you want to know what else Luke Lango has recommended before deciding whether or not to join his service, check those pages out.
Luke Lango is a very charismatic salesman. After watching (or reading) his presentation, you’d think that what he was pitching was the greatest opportunity on Earth.
Or in this case, space!
Hype aside, though, I think it goes without saying that billions more people having access to the internet would have an enormously positive impact on the world. The implications of this could be truly far-reaching (in more ways than one).
Does that mean Lango’s recommendation will make you rich?
Nope. Anything is possible in the stock market, which is one of the great things about it. But as with any investment, there are no guarantees, either. So I wouldn’t rush into any stock, regardless of what it is, expecting it to be a “millionaire maker.”
Anyway, that’s my take on Lango’s pitch.
Let me know what you think about all of this in the comments below.
Thanks for reading.