Moog (NYSE: MOG.A) is one of 43 public companies in the “Aerospace & Defense” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Moog to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

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 -6.52% 22.41% 3.44%

Risk and Volatility

Moog has a beta of 1.81, suggesting that its stock price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Moog’s rivals have a beta of 1.06, suggesting that their average stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Moog and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Moog $2.50 billion $141.28 million 21.92
Moog Competitors $8.89 billion $721.62 million 199.33

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.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Moog 0 2 0 0 2.00
Moog Competitors 484 2207 2418 88 2.41

Moog presently has a consensus price target of $81.00, indicating a potential downside of 5.26%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 13.81%. Given Moog’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Moog has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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

Summary

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

Moog Company Profile

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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