United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is one of 44 public companies in the “Aerospace & Defense” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare United Technologies Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for United Technologies Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
United Technologies Corporation 0 12 4 0 2.25
United Technologies Corporation Competitors 470 2073 2304 81 2.41

United Technologies Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $124.13, suggesting a potential upside of 4.99%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 2.51%. Given United Technologies Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe United Technologies Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares United Technologies Corporation and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
United Technologies Corporation $58.11 billion $10.15 billion 18.02
United Technologies Corporation Competitors $8.56 billion $1.20 billion 81.57

United Technologies Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. United Technologies Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares United Technologies Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
United Technologies Corporation 9.15% 18.07% 5.91%
United Technologies Corporation Competitors -5.04% 25.16% 3.96%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

78.8% of United Technologies Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.3% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of United Technologies Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by company 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.

Dividends

United Technologies Corporation pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. United Technologies Corporation pays out 42.7% 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. United Technologies Corporation has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

United Technologies Corporation has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Technologies Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.06, indicating that their average share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

United Technologies Corporation competitors beat United Technologies Corporation on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About United Technologies Corporation

United Technologies Corporation is engaged in providing high technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries around the world. The Company operates through four segments: Otis; UTC Climate, Controls & Security; Pratt & Whitney, and UTC Aerospace Systems. Otis operates as an elevator and escalator manufacturing, installation and service company. UTC Climate, Controls & Security segment is engaged in providing heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration solutions. The Pratt & Whitney segment supplies aircraft engines for the commercial, military, business jet and general aviation markets. Pratt & Whitney segment provides fleet management services and aftermarket maintenance, repair and overhaul services. The UTC Aerospace Systems segment provides aerospace products and aftermarket service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, regional, business and general aviation markets, military, space and undersea operations.

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