BWX Technologies (NYSE: BWXT) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Aerospace & Defense” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare BWX Technologies to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

BWX Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. BWX Technologies pays out 23.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 36.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

97.0% of BWX Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.2% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of BWX Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
BWX Technologies $1.62 billion $322.78 million 31.43
BWX Technologies Competitors $8.56 billion $1.20 billion 81.57

BWX Technologies’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than BWX Technologies. BWX Technologies 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.

Profitability

This table compares BWX Technologies and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BWX Technologies 11.81% 107.13% 12.81%
BWX Technologies Competitors -5.04% 25.16% 3.96%

Risk & Volatility

BWX Technologies has a beta of 0.46, indicating that its stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BWX Technologies’ rivals have a beta of 1.06, indicating that their average stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for BWX Technologies and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BWX Technologies 0 1 4 0 2.80
BWX Technologies Competitors 470 2071 2303 81 2.41

BWX Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $56.60, suggesting a potential downside of 4.73%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 2.62%. Given BWX Technologies’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe BWX Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

BWX Technologies rivals beat BWX Technologies on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About BWX Technologies

BWX Technologies, Inc. is a manufacturer of nuclear components and a service provider. The Company’s businesses focus on the design, engineering and manufacture of precision naval nuclear components, reactors and nuclear fuel for the United States Government. Its segments include Nuclear Operations, Technical Services, Nuclear Energy and Other. It provides uranium processing and environmental site restoration services, as well as a range of products and services to customers in the nuclear power industry. Nuclear Operations engineers, designs and manufactures precision naval nuclear components and reactors for the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration’s Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. Technical Services provides various services to the United States Government. Nuclear Energy designs, licenses, manufactures and delivers commercial nuclear steam generators, pressure vessels, reactor components, heat exchangers and other auxiliary equipment.

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