TASER International (NASDAQ: AAXN) is one of 44 public companies in the “Aerospace & Defense” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare TASER International to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TASER International 5.45% 10.47% 5.60%
TASER International Competitors -2.01% 25.10% 4.00%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.7% of TASER International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.8% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.7% of TASER International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

TASER International has a beta of 1, indicating that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, TASER International’s competitors have a beta of 1.05, indicating that their average stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for TASER International and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TASER International 0 3 1 0 2.25
TASER International Competitors 552 2245 2402 89 2.38

TASER International presently has a consensus target price of $27.50, suggesting a potential upside of 23.32%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 6.92%. Given TASER International’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe TASER International is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares TASER International and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
TASER International $312.84 million $33.89 million 69.69
TASER International Competitors $8.56 billion $1.20 billion 80.65

TASER International’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than TASER International. TASER International 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.

Summary

TASER International competitors beat TASER International on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

TASER International Company Profile

Axon Enterprise, Inc., formerly TASER International, Inc., is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of conducted electrical weapons (CEWs) for use by law enforcement, military, corrections and private security personnel, and by private individuals for personal defense. It is also engaged in development of connected wearable on-officer cameras. It operates through two segments: the sale of CEWs, accessories, and other related products and services (the TASER Weapons segment), and the Axon business, focused on devices, wearables, applications, cloud and mobile products (the Axon segment). Its TASER Weapons product line includes TASER X26P, TASER X2, TASER C2, TASER Pulse and Replacement Cartridges. Its hardware products include Axon Body 2, Axon Flex, Axon Fleet, Axon Interview, Axon Signal and Axon Dock. Its Axon software and mobile technologies include Evidence.com, Evidence.com for Prosecutors, Evidence Sync, Axon Capture, Axon View, Axon Five, Axon Convert and Axon Detect.

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