Head to Head Analysis: Moog (MOG.A) versus DigitalGlobe (DGI)

Moog (NYSE: MOG.A) and DigitalGlobe (NYSE:DGI) are both mid-cap industrials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Moog and DigitalGlobe’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Moog $2.50 billion 1.16 $141.28 million $3.09 26.30
DigitalGlobe $725.40 million 0.00 $26.50 million $0.02 N/A

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Moog and DigitalGlobe, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Moog 1 1 1 0 2.00
DigitalGlobe 0 3 1 0 2.25

Moog currently has a consensus price target of $92.00, indicating a potential upside of 13.19%. DigitalGlobe has a consensus price target of $35.83, indicating a potential upside of Infinity. Given DigitalGlobe’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe DigitalGlobe is more favorable than Moog.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.8% of Moog shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.1% of DigitalGlobe shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Moog shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of DigitalGlobe shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Moog and DigitalGlobe’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%
DigitalGlobe 0.64% 2.40% 0.97%

Risk and Volatility

Moog has a beta of 1.78, suggesting that its share price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DigitalGlobe has a beta of 1.05, suggesting that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Moog beats DigitalGlobe on 7 of the 12 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.

DigitalGlobe Company Profile

DigitalGlobe, Inc. is a provider of Earth imagery, data and analysis. The Company’s imagery solutions and other services support a range of uses, including mission-planning, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration and infrastructure management. The Company’s imagery solutions and other services are sourced from its own satellite constellation and third-party providers. The Company sells its products and services through a combination of direct and indirect channels, consisting of a global network of resellers, strategic partners and direct enterprise sales to its United States Government and Diversified Commercial customer groups. The Company offers products consisting of imagery from its constellation of satellites, and provides geospatial products and services. The Company processes its imagery to varying levels according to its customers’ specifications and delivers its products using the distribution method.

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