Analyzing Moog (MOG.A) & Its Peers

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.3% of Moog shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.3% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of Moog shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.7% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Moog has a beta of 1.81, meaning that its stock price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Moog’s peers have a beta of 1.06, meaning that their average stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

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 5.66% 13.03% 4.70%
Moog Competitors -6.52% 22.41% 3.44%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Moog and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Moog 0 2 0 0 2.00
Moog Competitors 487 2213 2421 89 2.41

Moog presently has a consensus target price of $81.00, indicating a potential downside of 8.25%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 12.97%. Given Moog’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Moog has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Moog $2.50 billion $141.28 million 22.64
Moog Competitors $8.89 billion $721.62 million 212.25

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 9 of the 13 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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