Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) and AgriVest Americas (OTCMKTS:NXCN) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Leidos and AgriVest Americas’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Leidos||$10.17 billion||0.92||$366.00 million||$3.72||16.73|
Volatility and Risk
Leidos has a beta of 1.64, meaning that its stock price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AgriVest Americas has a beta of -3.64, meaning that its stock price is 464% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
74.8% of Leidos shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Leidos shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 32.1% of AgriVest Americas shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Leidos and AgriVest Americas, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Leidos presently has a consensus target price of $77.50, suggesting a potential upside of 24.56%. Given Leidos’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Leidos is more favorable than AgriVest Americas.
Leidos pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. AgriVest Americas does not pay a dividend. Leidos pays out 34.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Leidos and AgriVest Americas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Leidos beats AgriVest Americas on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Leidos Holdings, Inc. provides services and solutions in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets primarily in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Defense Solutions, Civil, and Health. The Defense Solutions segment offers national security solutions and systems for air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace for the U.S. intelligence community, Department of Defense, military services, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and government agencies of U.S. allies abroad, as well as other federal, civilian, and commercial customers in national security industry. Its solutions include technology, intelligence systems, command and control, data analytics, logistics, and cybersecurity solutions, as well as intelligence analysis and operations support services to critical missions. The Civil segment provides systems integration services to Air Navigation Service providers, including the Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration, and airport operators; vehicle and cargo inspection system, which enables the scanning of vehicles and cargo that produces a image using a low radiation dose; IT solutions in cloud computing, mobility, application modernization, DevOps, data center, network modernization, asset management, help desk operations, and digital workplace enablement; federal environment and infrastructure; and logistics services. The Health segment offers solutions to federal and commercial customers responsible for health and well-being of people worldwide, including complex systems integration, managed health services, enterprise IT transformation, and life sciences services. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.
About AgriVest Americas
NXChain Inc. does not have significant operations. The company intends to locate and consummate a merger with or an acquisition of a private entity. Previously, it was engaged in the development, marketing, and support of warehouse management software solutions that enable companies to automate their warehouse operations and provide inventory visibility throughout the supply chain. The company was formerly known as AgriVest Americas, Inc. and changed its name to NXChain Inc. in December 2015. NXChain Inc. was founded in 1982 and is based in Irvine, California. NXChain Inc. is a subsidiary of Havanti AS.
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