Moog (MOG) & Arconic (ARNC) Head-To-Head Analysis

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

Risk & Volatility

Moog has a beta of 1.85, suggesting that its stock price is 85% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Arconic has a beta of 0.88, suggesting that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.2% of Arconic shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Arconic shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Arconic pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Moog does not pay a dividend. Arconic pays out -11.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Moog and Arconic’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Moog N/A N/A N/A $3.90 22.48
Arconic $12.39 billion 0.93 -$941.00 million ($2.14) -11.16

Moog has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Arconic. Arconic 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 summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Moog and Arconic, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Moog 0 1 0 0 2.00
Arconic 0 2 5 0 2.71

Moog presently has a consensus price target of $75.00, indicating a potential downside of 14.47%. Arconic has a consensus price target of $28.57, indicating a potential upside of 19.60%. Given Arconic’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Arconic is more favorable than Moog.

Profitability

This table compares Moog and Arconic’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Moog 6.40% 15.01% 5.37%
Arconic -4.70% 9.71% 2.73%

Summary

Arconic beats Moog on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Moog

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.

About Arconic

Arconic Inc., formerly Alcoa Inc., is engaged in lightweight metals engineering and manufacturing. The Company operates through three segments: Global Rolled Products, Engineered Products and Solutions, and Transportation and Construction Solutions. Its multi-material products, which include aluminum, titanium and nickel, are used around the world in markets, such as aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation and packaging. The Global Rolled Products segment produces a range of aluminum sheet and plate products for the aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation, brazing and industrial markets. The Engineered Products and Solutions segment develops and manufactures products for the aerospace (commercial and defense), commercial transportation and power generation end markets. The Transportation and Construction Solutions segment produces products that are used in the non-residential building and construction and commercial transportation end markets.

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