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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions 0 2 5 0 2.71
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Competitors 552 2245 2402 89 2.38

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions presently has a consensus price target of $12.89, indicating a potential upside of 9.45%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 6.98%. Given Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Kratos Defense & Security Solutions is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

73.3% of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.8% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by institutional investors. 23.2% of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kratos Defense & Security Solutions and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions $701.00 million $20.10 million -17.85
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Competitors $8.56 billion $1.20 billion 80.65

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Kratos Defense & Security Solutions. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions 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.

Volatility & Risk

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has a beta of 2.03, meaning that its stock price is 103% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ competitors have a beta of 1.05, meaning that their average stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Kratos Defense & Security Solutions and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions -6.29% -1.40% -0.44%
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Competitors -2.03% 25.09% 3.99%

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Company Profile

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. is a technology, intellectual property and proprietary product and solution company focused on the United States and its allies’ national security. The Kratos Government Solutions segment includes the operations of Defense Rocket Support Services, Microwave Electronics Division, Technical and Training Solutions, and Modular Systems, which provide technology-based defense solutions, involving products and services, with the focus relating to the nation’s Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance requirements. The Unmanned Systems segment includes its unmanned aerial, ground, seaborne and command, control and communications system business. The Public Safety & Security segment provides integrated solutions for homeland security, public safety, critical infrastructure, and security and surveillance systems for government and commercial applications.

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