Teledyne Technologies (NYSE: TDY) and API Technologies Corp (NASDAQ:ATNY) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Teledyne Technologies and API Technologies Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Teledyne Technologies 8.44% 13.80% 6.82%
API Technologies Corp -11.81% -30.24% -7.58%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.2% of Teledyne Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 3.3% of Teledyne Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Teledyne Technologies and API Technologies Corp’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Teledyne Technologies $2.32 billion 2.29 $420.20 million $5.44 27.67
API Technologies Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Teledyne Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than API Technologies Corp.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Teledyne Technologies and API Technologies Corp, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Teledyne Technologies 0 1 1 0 2.50
API Technologies Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A

Teledyne Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $153.50, suggesting a potential upside of 1.96%. Given Teledyne Technologies’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Teledyne Technologies is more favorable than API Technologies Corp.

Summary

Teledyne Technologies beats API Technologies Corp on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Teledyne Technologies Company Profile

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated provides enabling technologies for industrial growth markets. The Company’s segments include Instrumentation, Digital Imaging, Aerospace and Defense Electronics, and Engineered Systems. Instrumentation segment provides monitoring and control instruments for marine, environmental, industrial and other applications, as well as electronic test and measurement equipment. Digital Imaging segment includes sensors, cameras and systems, within the visible, infrared, ultraviolet and X-ray spectra. Aerospace and Defense Electronics segment provides electronic components and subsystems and communications products, including defense electronics. Engineered Systems segment provides systems engineering and integration and technology development, as well as manufacturing solutions.

API Technologies Corp Company Profile

API Technologies Corp. (API) is engaged in providing radio frequency (RF) microwave, microelectronic, power and security solutions. The Company offers a range of RF, microwave, millimeter wave and microelectronics products ranging from components to complete system solutions. The Company operates through three segments. The Systems, Subsystems & Components (SSC) segment’s products include RF, microwave and millimeter wave products; microcircuits and microelectronics; electromagnetic integrated solutions, and power solutions. The Electronic Manufacturing Services segment offers electronics manufacturing services (EMS) for defense, commercial and medical customers. The Secure Systems & Information Assurance (SSIA) segment develops and offers various secure network and hardware solutions, including TEMPEST and Emanation Security, ruggedized systems, secure access, information assurance products, as well as TEMPEST certification.

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