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

Risk and Volatility

Moog has a beta of 1.85, suggesting that its share price is 85% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Moog’s peers have a beta of 1.07, suggesting that their average share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

71.9% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.9% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Moog and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Moog 0 1 0 0 2.00
Moog Competitors 481 2192 2400 84 2.40

Moog currently has a consensus target price of $75.00, suggesting a potential downside of 14.47%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 14.52%. Given Moog’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Moog has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Moog 6.40% 15.01% 5.37%
Moog Competitors -6.58% 22.38% 3.39%

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Moog N/A N/A 22.48
Moog Competitors $8.89 billion $722.08 million 191.57

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

Summary

Moog peers beat Moog on 8 of the 11 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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