Comparing Moog (MOG.A) & The Competition

Moog (NYSE: MOG.A) is one of 6 publicly-traded companies in the “Aerospace & Defense – NEC” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Moog to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

84.3% of Moog shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.1% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense – NEC” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of Moog shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.9% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense – NEC” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Moog $2.50 billion $141.28 million 22.27
Moog Competitors $1.07 billion $54.09 million 16.36

Moog has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Moog is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Moog and its rivals’ 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 -1.55% -1.39% -0.24%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Moog and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Moog 0 2 0 0 2.00
Moog Competitors 6 64 39 0 2.30

Moog presently has a consensus target price of $81.00, suggesting a potential downside of 6.74%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense – NEC” companies have a potential downside of 13.64%. Given Moog’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Moog is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

Moog has a beta of 1.81, indicating that its stock price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Moog’s rivals have a beta of 1.51, indicating that their average stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Moog beats its rivals on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Moog Company Profile

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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