Moog (NYSE: MOG.A) is one of 43 public companies in the “Aerospace & Defense” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Moog to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Moog and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Moog 0 2 0 0 2.00
Moog Competitors 481 2188 2394 84 2.40

Moog currently has a consensus price target of $81.00, indicating a potential upside of 1.91%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 16.09%. Given Moog’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Moog has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

Moog has a beta of 1.85, indicating that its share price is 85% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Moog’s competitors have a beta of 1.08, indicating that their average share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Moog and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Moog 5.66% 13.03% 4.70%
Moog Competitors -6.79% 22.19% 3.25%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

81.6% of Moog shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.9% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.4% of Moog shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.9% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Moog and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Moog $2.50 billion $141.28 million 20.38
Moog Competitors $8.89 billion $722.08 million 191.26

Moog’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Moog. Moog 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.

Summary

Moog competitors beat Moog on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Moog

Moog Inc. is a designer, manufacturer and integrator of precision motion and fluid controls and systems for a range of applications in aerospace and defense and industrial markets. The Company has five segments: Aircraft Controls, Space and Defense Controls, Industrial Systems, Components and Medical Devices. Its Aircraft Controls segment designs, manufactures and integrates primary and secondary flight controls for military and commercial aircraft, and provides aftermarket support. Its Space and Defense Controls segment provides controls for satellites, space vehicles, launch vehicles, armored combat vehicles, tactical and strategic missiles, security and surveillance and other defense applications. Its Industrial Systems segment serves a global customer base across various markets. Its Components segment offers slip rings, fiber optic rotary joints, motors, sensors and handpieces product line. Its Medical Devices segment focuses on infusion therapy and enteral clinical nutrition.

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