Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO) is one of 44 public companies in the “Aerospace & Defense” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Astronics Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Astronics Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Astronics Corporation 0 1 1 0 2.50
Astronics Corporation Competitors 552 2255 2413 91 2.38

Astronics Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $34.50, suggesting a potential upside of 18.60%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 4.66%. Given Astronics Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Astronics Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Astronics Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Astronics Corporation 6.73% 12.12% 6.72%
Astronics Corporation Competitors -5.38% 26.22% 3.92%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.6% of Astronics Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.1% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.5% of Astronics Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Astronics Corporation and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Astronics Corporation $612.68 million $86.53 million 21.08
Astronics Corporation Competitors $8.56 billion $1.20 billion 81.90

Astronics Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Astronics Corporation. Astronics Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Astronics Corporation has a beta of 1.17, indicating that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Astronics Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.05, indicating that their average share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Astronics Corporation beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Astronics Corporation Company Profile

Astronics Corporation is a supplier of products to the aerospace, defense, electronics and semiconductor industries. The Company’s products and services include electrical power generation, distribution and motion systems, lighting and safety systems, avionics products, aircraft structures, systems certification and automated test systems. The Company operates through two segments: Aerospace and Test Systems. The Aerospace segment designs and manufactures products for the global aerospace industry. Its product lines include lighting and safety systems, electrical power generation, distribution and motions systems, aircraft structures, avionics products, systems certification and other products. The Test Systems segment designs, develops, manufactures and maintains automated test systems that support the semiconductor, aerospace, communications and weapons test systems, as well as training and simulation devices for both commercial and military applications.

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