Analyzing Moog (MOG.A) and Eaton (ETN)

Moog (NYSE: MOG.A) and Eaton (NYSE:ETN) are both aerospace companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.


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Eaton pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Moog does not pay a dividend. Eaton pays out 56.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Eaton has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

Moog has a beta of 1.77, meaning that its share price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eaton has a beta of 1.36, meaning that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Moog and Eaton, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Moog 1 1 1 0 2.00
Eaton 0 9 8 0 2.47

Moog presently has a consensus price target of $98.50, suggesting a potential upside of 15.58%. Eaton has a consensus price target of $86.71, suggesting a potential upside of 9.68%. Given Moog’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Moog is more favorable than Eaton.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.8% of Moog shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.9% of Eaton shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Moog shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Eaton shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Moog and Eaton’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Moog 4.42% 12.60% 4.73%
Eaton 14.60% 12.84% 6.53%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Moog and Eaton’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Moog $2.50 billion 1.22 $141.28 million $3.90 21.85
Eaton $20.40 billion 1.71 $2.99 billion $4.65 17.00

Eaton has higher revenue and earnings than Moog. Eaton is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Moog, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Eaton beats Moog on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Eaton Company Profile

Eaton Corporation plc operates as a power management company worldwide. Its Electrical Products segment offers electrical and industrial components, residential products, single phase power quality products, emergency lighting and fire detection products, wiring devices, structural support systems, and circuit protection and lighting products. The company's Electrical Systems and Services segment provides power distribution and assemblies, three phase power quality products, hazardous duty electrical equipment, explosion-proof instrumentation, utility power distribution equipment, power reliability equipment, and services. Its Hydraulics segment offers various power products, controls and sensing products, fluid conveyance products, filtration systems solutions, industrial drum and disc brakes, and golf grips. The company's Aerospace segment provides hydraulic power generation systems, controls and sensing products, fluid conveyance products, and fuel systems for commercial and military use. Its Vehicle segment designs, manufactures, markets, and supplies drivetrain and powertrain systems, and critical components, including transmissions, clutches, hybrid power systems, superchargers, engine valves and valve actuation systems, cylinder heads, locking and limited slip differentials, transmission controls, fuel vapor components, fluid connectors, and conveyance products. The company serves industrial, institutional, governmental, utility, commercial, residential, information technology, renewable energy, marine, agriculture, oil and gas, construction, mining, forestry, material handling, truck and bus, machine tools, molding, primary metals, and power generation markets, as well as original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket customers of heavy, medium, and light-duty trucks, SUVs, CUVs, passenger cars, and agricultural equipment. Eaton Corporation plc was founded in 1916 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

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