Moog (NYSE:MOG.B) and Moog (NYSE:MOG.A) are both mid-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Moog and Moog, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Moog 0 0 0 0 N/A
Moog 0 1 3 0 2.75

Moog has a consensus target price of $96.33, suggesting a potential upside of 19.43%. Given Moog’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Moog is more favorable than Moog.

Dividends

Moog pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Moog pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Moog pays out 21.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.2% of Moog shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.7% of Moog shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of Moog shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of Moog shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Moog and Moog’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Moog $2.71 billion 1.09 $96.51 million N/A N/A
Moog $2.71 billion 1.07 $96.50 million $4.57 17.65

Volatility & Risk

Moog has a beta of 1.71, meaning that its share price is 71% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Moog has a beta of 1.74, meaning that its share price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Moog 3.56% 13.02% 5.29%
Moog 3.56% 13.09% 5.34%

Summary

Moog beats Moog on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

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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