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


Raytheon pays an annual dividend of $3.19 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Moog does not pay a dividend. Raytheon pays out 43.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Raytheon has increased its dividend for 12 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Moog N/A N/A N/A $3.75 N/A
Raytheon $24.52 billion 2.16 $3.71 billion $7.26 25.14

Raytheon has higher revenue and earnings than Moog. Moog is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Raytheon, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Moog and Raytheon, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Moog 0 2 0 0 2.00
Raytheon 0 2 12 0 2.86

Moog currently has a consensus price target of $75.00, indicating a potential upside of Infinity. Raytheon has a consensus price target of $184.62, indicating a potential upside of 1.16%. Given Moog’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Moog is more favorable than Raytheon.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

82.8% of Moog shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.8% of Raytheon shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of Moog shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Raytheon shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Moog has a beta of 1.82, indicating that its share price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Raytheon has a beta of 0.58, indicating that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Moog 5.50% 14.06% 4.83%
Raytheon 8.68% 20.74% 7.24%


Raytheon beats Moog on 10 of the 15 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 Raytheon

Raytheon Company is a technology company, which specializes in defense and other government markets. The Company develops integrated products, services and solutions in various markets, including sensing; effects; command, control, communications, computers, cyber and intelligence; mission support, and cybersecurity. The Company operates through five segments: Integrated Defense Systems (IDS); Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS); Missile Systems (MS); Space and Airborne Systems (SAS), and Forcepoint. The IDS segment develops and produces sensors and mission systems. The IIS segment provides a range of technical and professional services to intelligence, defense, federal and commercial customers. The MS segment is a developer, integrator and producer of missile and combat systems. The SAS segment is engaged in the design, development and manufacture of integrated sensor and communication systems for missions. The Forcepoint segment develops cybersecurity products.

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