United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Aerospace & Defense” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare United Technologies Corporation to related companies based off the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for United Technologies Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
United Technologies Corporation 0 13 4 0 2.24
United Technologies Corporation Competitors 551 2239 2396 89 2.38

United Technologies Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $124.13, indicating a potential upside of 13.31%. All “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 6.67%. Given United Technologies Corporation’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe United Technologies Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares United Technologies Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
United Technologies Corporation $58.11 billion $10.15 billion 16.70
United Technologies Corporation Competitors $8.82 billion $1.24 billion 81.13

United Technologies Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. United Technologies Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

78.9% of United Technologies Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.8% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of United Technologies Corporation 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

United Technologies Corporation pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. United Technologies Corporation pays out 42.7% 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. United Technologies Corporation has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares United Technologies Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
United Technologies Corporation 9.15% 18.07% 5.91%
United Technologies Corporation Competitors -2.01% 25.10% 4.00%

Risk & Volatility

United Technologies Corporation has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Technologies Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.05, indicating that their average stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

United Technologies Corporation peers beat United Technologies Corporation on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

United Technologies Corporation Company Profile

United Technologies Corporation is engaged in providing high technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries around the world. The Company operates through four segments: Otis; UTC Climate, Controls & Security; Pratt & Whitney, and UTC Aerospace Systems. Otis operates as an elevator and escalator manufacturing, installation and service company. UTC Climate, Controls & Security segment is engaged in providing heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration solutions. The Pratt & Whitney segment supplies aircraft engines for the commercial, military, business jet and general aviation markets. Pratt & Whitney segment provides fleet management services and aftermarket maintenance, repair and overhaul services. The UTC Aerospace Systems segment provides aerospace products and aftermarket service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, regional, business and general aviation markets, military, space and undersea operations.

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