TransDigm Group (NYSE:TDG) and Nabtesco (OTCMKTS:NCTKF) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

TransDigm Group has a beta of 0.89, indicating that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nabtesco has a beta of 11.1, indicating that its stock price is 1,010% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for TransDigm Group and Nabtesco, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TransDigm Group 1 5 9 0 2.53
Nabtesco 0 0 0 0 N/A

TransDigm Group currently has a consensus target price of $379.79, indicating a potential upside of 7.34%. Given TransDigm Group’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe TransDigm Group is more favorable than Nabtesco.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares TransDigm Group and Nabtesco’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TransDigm Group $3.81 billion 4.90 $957.06 million $16.99 20.82
Nabtesco $2.26 billion 1.49 N/A N/A N/A

TransDigm Group has higher revenue and earnings than Nabtesco.


This table compares TransDigm Group and Nabtesco’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TransDigm Group 23.64% -35.67% 7.07%
Nabtesco N/A N/A N/A


TransDigm Group beats Nabtesco on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About TransDigm Group

TransDigm Group Incorporated designs, produces, and supplies aircraft components in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Power & Control, Airframe, and Non-aviation. The Power & Control segment offers mechanical/electro-mechanical actuators and controls, ignition systems and engine technology, specialized pumps and valves, power conditioning devices, specialized AC/DC electric motors and generators, databus and power controls, hoists, winches and lifting devices, and cargo loading and handling systems. It serves engine and power system and subsystem suppliers, airlines, third party maintenance suppliers, military buying agencies, and repair depots. The Airframe segment provides engineered latching and locking devices, rods and locking devices, engineered connectors and elastomers, cockpit security components and systems, aircraft audio systems, specialized lavatory components, seat belts and safety restraints, engineered interior surfaces and related components, lighting and control technology, military personnel parachutes, and cargo delivery systems. It serves airframe manufacturers, cabin system and subsystem suppliers, airlines, third party maintenance suppliers, military buying agencies, and repair depots. The Non-aviation segment offers seat belts and safety restraints for ground transportation applications, mechanical/electro-mechanical actuators and controls for space applications, and refueling systems for heavy equipment. It serves off-road vehicle and subsystem suppliers, child restraint system suppliers, and satellite and space system suppliers; and manufacturers of heavy equipment. TransDigm Group Incorporated was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

About Nabtesco

Nabtesco Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of motion control technology based products. It operates through the following segments: Precision Equipment, Transport Equipment, Aircraft and Hydraulic Equipment, and Industrial Equipment. The Precision Equipment segment produces precision reduction gears and actuators, wafer transfer unit, vacuum pumps, vacuum valves, vacuum devices, rapid prototyping systems, solar tracking equipment, and actuation units for wind turbines. The Transport Equipment segment offers automatic door drive unit, automobile air brake system, automatic testing and training equipment, and remote control systems for marine vessels. The Aircraft and Hydraulic Equipment segment provides flight control systems, actuators, oil hydraulic drive motors, and motors for winches. The Industrial Equipment segment engages in automatic door systems, prosthetic products, automatic measuring and packing machines, multi-forming machines, and constant velocity joint processing machines. The company was founded on September 29, 2003 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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