Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Aerospace & Defense” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Huntington Ingalls Industries to related companies based off the strength of its earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

Huntington Ingalls Industries has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ rivals have a beta of 1.05, suggesting that their average share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Huntington Ingalls Industries pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Huntington Ingalls Industries pays out 19.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 36.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Huntington Ingalls Industries has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Huntington Ingalls Industries and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Huntington Ingalls Industries $7.19 billion $1.03 billion 17.19
Huntington Ingalls Industries Competitors $8.56 billion $1.20 billion 81.13

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Huntington Ingalls Industries. Huntington Ingalls Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Huntington Ingalls Industries and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Huntington Ingalls Industries 2 4 2 0 2.00
Huntington Ingalls Industries Competitors 551 2239 2396 89 2.38

Huntington Ingalls Industries currently has a consensus target price of $202.17, suggesting a potential downside of 3.93%. All “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 7.17%. Given Huntington Ingalls Industries’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Huntington Ingalls Industries has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.5% of Huntington Ingalls Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.8% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Huntington Ingalls Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Huntington Ingalls Industries and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Huntington Ingalls Industries 7.93% 31.12% 8.28%
Huntington Ingalls Industries Competitors -1.97% 25.13% 4.00%

Summary

Huntington Ingalls Industries rivals beat Huntington Ingalls Industries on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Company Profile

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. is a military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. The Company’s business consists of the design, construction, repair and maintenance of nuclear-powered ships and non-nuclear ships for the United States Navy and coastal defense surface ships for the United States Coast Guard, as well as the refueling and overhaul and inactivation of nuclear-powered ships for the United States Navy. It operates through three segments: Ingalls Shipbuilding (Ingalls), Newport News Shipbuilding (Newport News) and Technical Solutions. Its Ingalls segment includes its non-nuclear ship design, construction, repair and maintenance businesses. Its Newport News includes all of its nuclear ship design, construction, overhaul, refueling, and repair and maintenance businesses. Its Technical Solutions segment provides a range of professional services to the governmental, energy, and oil and gas markets.

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