Moog (NYSE: MOG.A) is one of 38 publicly-traded companies in the “Aerospace & Defense” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Moog to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Moog and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Moog 5.66% 13.03% 4.70%
Moog Competitors 5.25% 21.90% 4.41%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Moog and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Moog $2.50 billion $141.28 million 22.10
Moog Competitors $8.89 billion $721.62 million 220.52

Moog’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Moog. Moog is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Moog has a beta of 1.81, suggesting that its share price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Moog’s rivals have a beta of 1.09, suggesting that their average share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Moog and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Moog 0 2 0 0 2.00
Moog Competitors 354 1843 2237 86 2.45

Moog presently has a consensus target price of $81.00, indicating a potential downside of 6.03%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 4.93%. Given Moog’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Moog has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

84.3% of Moog shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.3% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of Moog shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Moog rivals beat Moog on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Moog

Moog Inc. is a designer, manufacturer and integrator of precision motion and fluid controls and systems for a range of applications in aerospace and defense and industrial markets. The Company has five segments: Aircraft Controls, Space and Defense Controls, Industrial Systems, Components and Medical Devices. Its Aircraft Controls segment designs, manufactures and integrates primary and secondary flight controls for military and commercial aircraft, and provides aftermarket support. Its Space and Defense Controls segment provides controls for satellites, space vehicles, launch vehicles, armored combat vehicles, tactical and strategic missiles, security and surveillance and other defense applications. Its Industrial Systems segment serves a global customer base across various markets. Its Components segment offers slip rings, fiber optic rotary joints, motors, sensors and handpieces product line. Its Medical Devices segment focuses on infusion therapy and enteral clinical nutrition.

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