Moog (NYSE: MOG.A) and Actuant (NYSE:ATU) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, valuation and risk.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Moog and Actuant, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
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, Actuant has a beta of 1.52, meaning that its share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Moog and Actuant’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Moog||$2.50 billion||1.17||$141.28 million||$3.90||21.00|
|Actuant||$1.10 billion||1.30||-$66.21 million||$0.83||28.49|
Moog has higher revenue and earnings than Actuant. Moog is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Actuant, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Moog and Actuant’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Actuant pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Moog does not pay a dividend. Actuant pays out 4.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
85.7% of Moog shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of Moog shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Actuant shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Moog beats Actuant on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
Actuant Corporation designs, manufactures, and distributes a range of industrial products and systems worldwide. It operates through three segments: Industrial, Energy, and Engineered Solutions. The Industrial segment is primarily involved in the design, manufacture, and distribution of branded hydraulic and mechanical tools to the maintenance, industrial, infrastructure, and production automation markets under the Enerpac, Larzep, Milwaukee Cylinder, Precision-Hayes, and Simplex brand names. Its primary products include hydraulic tools, heavy lifting solutions, production automation solutions, and concrete stressing components and systems. The Energy segment provides joint integrity products and services, customized offshore vessel mooring solutions, and rope and cable solutions to the oil and gas, power generation, and other markets, as well as technical manpower solutions. It also provides pipeline pre-commissioning, engineering, chemical cleaning, and leak testing services. This segment distributes its products and services principally under the Hydratight, Cortland, and Viking brand names to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), maintenance and service organizations, and energy producers. The Engineered Solutions segment designs and assembles engineered position and motion control systems to OEMs in various on and off-highway vehicle markets, as well as other products to the industrial and agricultural markets under the Power-Packer and Gits brand names. Its products include actuation systems, mechanical power transmission products, engine air flow management systems, human to machine interface solutions, and other rugged electronic instrumentation. Actuant Corporation was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.
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