Moog (NYSE: MOG) is one of 41 publicly-traded companies in the “Aerospace & Defense” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Moog to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Moog has a beta of 1.81, indicating that its share price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Moog’s competitors have a beta of 1.07, indicating that their average share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Moog and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Moog N/A N/A 21.23
Moog Competitors $8.89 billion $721.62 million 201.95

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

72.8% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.5% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Moog and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Moog 0 1 0 0 2.00
Moog Competitors 487 2199 2408 89 2.40

Moog presently has a consensus target price of $75.00, suggesting a potential downside of 9.40%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 9.88%. Given Moog’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Moog has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Moog 5.95% 13.33% 5.07%
Moog Competitors -6.52% 22.41% 3.44%

Summary

Moog competitors beat Moog on 8 of the 11 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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