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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

78.9% of Lockheed Martin Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.3% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Lockheed Martin Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by 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.

Volatility & Risk

Lockheed Martin Corporation has a beta of 0.59, suggesting that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lockheed Martin Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.06, suggesting that their average share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Lockheed Martin Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lockheed Martin Corporation 0 6 8 0 2.57
Lockheed Martin Corporation Competitors 472 2091 2316 82 2.40

Lockheed Martin Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $308.23, suggesting a potential downside of 3.68%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 3.52%. Given Lockheed Martin Corporation’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Lockheed Martin Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


Lockheed Martin Corporation pays an annual dividend of $7.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Lockheed Martin Corporation pays out 42.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 36.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Lockheed Martin Corporation has increased its dividend for 14 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Lockheed Martin Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Lockheed Martin Corporation $49.05 billion $6.23 billion 18.69
Lockheed Martin Corporation Competitors $8.56 billion $1.20 billion 81.73

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


This table compares Lockheed Martin Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lockheed Martin Corporation 10.37% 221.92% 7.97%
Lockheed Martin Corporation Competitors -5.04% 24.59% 3.95%


Lockheed Martin Corporation beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Lockheed Martin Corporation Company Profile

Lockheed Martin Corporation is a security and aerospace company. The Company operates through four segments. Aeronautics segment is engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, sustainment, support and upgrade of military aircraft, including combat and air mobility aircraft, unmanned air vehicles and related technologies. Missiles and Fire Control segment provides air and missile defense systems; fire control systems; manned and unmanned ground vehicles, and energy management solutions. Rotary and Mission Systems segment provides design, manufacture, service and support for a range of military and civil helicopters; mission systems and sensors for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft; simulation and training services, and unmanned systems and technologies, among others. Space Systems segment is engaged in the research and development, design, engineering and production of satellites, strategic and defensive missile systems and space transportation systems.

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