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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.6% of Astronics Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.2% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.5% of Astronics Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Astronics Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Astronics Corporation 6.73% 12.12% 6.72%
Astronics Corporation Competitors -5.04% 25.16% 3.96%

Risk & Volatility

Astronics Corporation has a beta of 1.17, indicating that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Astronics Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.06, indicating that their average stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Astronics Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Astronics Corporation 0 1 1 0 2.50
Astronics Corporation Competitors 554 2280 2426 91 2.38

Astronics Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $34.50, suggesting a potential upside of 12.32%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 2.69%. Given Astronics Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Astronics Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Astronics Corporation and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Astronics Corporation $612.68 million $86.53 million 22.26
Astronics Corporation Competitors $8.56 billion $1.20 billion 81.49

Astronics Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Astronics Corporation. Astronics Corporation 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

Astronics Corporation beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Astronics Corporation Company Profile

Astronics Corporation is a supplier of products to the aerospace, defense, electronics and semiconductor industries. The Company’s products and services include electrical power generation, distribution and motion systems, lighting and safety systems, avionics products, aircraft structures, systems certification and automated test systems. The Company operates through two segments: Aerospace and Test Systems. The Aerospace segment designs and manufactures products for the global aerospace industry. Its product lines include lighting and safety systems, electrical power generation, distribution and motions systems, aircraft structures, avionics products, systems certification and other products. The Test Systems segment designs, develops, manufactures and maintains automated test systems that support the semiconductor, aerospace, communications and weapons test systems, as well as training and simulation devices for both commercial and military applications.

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