Reviewing Exelis (XLS) & Its Competitors

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) is one of 2 public companies in the “Aerospace & Defense – NEC” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Exelis to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Exelis and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Exelis 7.52% 18.51% 4.87%
Exelis Competitors 17.93% 16.58% 3.92%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Exelis and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Exelis N/A N/A 20.07
Exelis Competitors N/A N/A 473.49

Exelis is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Exelis and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Exelis 0 0 0 0 N/A
Exelis Competitors 0 28 31 0 2.53

As a group, “Aerospace & Defense – NEC” companies have a potential upside of 24.48%. Given Exelis’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Exelis has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Exelis competitors beat Exelis on 3 of the 5 factors compared.

About Exelis

Exelis Inc. (Exelis) is a diversified aerospace, defense, information and services company. The Company delivers mission-critical solutions to military, government and commercial customers in the United States and globally. It operates in two segments: Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Electronics and Systems, and Information and Technical Services. Its C4ISR Electronics and Systems segment provides engineered systems and solutions, including: ISR systems; integrated electronic warfare systems; radar and sonar systems; electronic attack and release systems; communications solutions; space systems, and composite aerostructures. The Company’s Information and Technical Services segment provides a range of service solutions: systems integration; network design and development; air traffic management; cyber; intelligence; advanced engineering, and space launch and range-support.

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