B/E Aerospace (NASDAQ: BEAV) and Moog (NYSE:MOG) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Dividends

B/E Aerospace pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Moog does not pay a dividend. B/E Aerospace pays out 27.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares B/E Aerospace and Moog’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
B/E Aerospace N/A N/A N/A $3.08 20.93
Moog N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for B/E Aerospace and Moog, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
B/E Aerospace 0 9 1 0 2.10
Moog 0 1 0 0 2.00

B/E Aerospace presently has a consensus price target of $60.17, indicating a potential downside of 6.67%. Moog has a consensus price target of $75.00, indicating a potential upside of Infinity. Given Moog’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Moog is more favorable than B/E Aerospace.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

92.0% of B/E Aerospace shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of B/E Aerospace shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares B/E Aerospace and Moog’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
B/E Aerospace 8.27% 118.81% 7.21%
Moog 6.40% 15.01% 5.37%

Summary

B/E Aerospace beats Moog on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About B/E Aerospace

B/E Aerospace, Inc. is a manufacturer of cabin interior products for commercial aircraft and business jets. The Company sells its products and provides services directly to airlines and aerospace manufacturer. It operates through two segments. The Company manufactures aircraft seats, offering a selection of first class, business class, tourist class and regional aircraft seats. It manufactures and sells seats, which include the seat frame, cushions, armrests, tray table and a range of optional features, such as adjustable lumbar supports, electrical actuation systems, footrests, reading lights, head/neck supports and other comfort amenities. The business jet segment’s products include a range of business jet seating and sofa products, including electric fully berthing lie-flat seats, air valves and oxygen delivery systems as well as sidewalls, bulkheads, credenzas, closets, galley structures, lavatories, wastewater systems, de-icing systems, cabin management systems and tables.

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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