BWX Technologies (NYSE: BWXT) is one of 44 public 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 earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

Volatility & Risk

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

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for BWX Technologies and its rivals, as provided 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 2067 2303 81 2.41

BWX Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $56.60, suggesting a potential downside of 4.12%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 2.79%. Given BWX Technologies’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe BWX Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
BWX Technologies $1.62 billion $322.78 million 31.23
BWX Technologies Competitors $8.56 billion $1.20 billion 81.56

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%

Summary

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

BWX Technologies Company Profile

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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