Moog (NYSE: MOG) is one of 43 publicly-traded companies in the “Aerospace & Defense” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Moog to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

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 -6.42% 22.65% 3.57%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Moog and its competitors gross 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 203.80

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 owned by institutional investors. 6.7% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies 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.

Risk and Volatility

Moog has a beta of 1.81, suggesting that its share price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Moog’s competitors have a beta of 1.11, suggesting that their average share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations 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 488 2217 2425 90 2.41

Moog currently has a consensus price target of $75.00, indicating a potential downside of 9.40%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 8.96%. Given Moog’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Moog has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Moog competitors beat Moog on 9 of the 12 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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