Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) is one of 45 public companies in the “Aerospace & Defense” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Cubic Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

87.8% of Cubic Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.3% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.9% of Cubic 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 endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Cubic Corporation $1.45 billion $53.94 million -45.55
Cubic Corporation Competitors $8.68 billion $1.21 billion 80.76

Cubic Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Cubic Corporation. Cubic Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Cubic Corporation has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cubic Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.06, meaning that their average stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Cubic Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Cubic Corporation pays out -22.7% 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 38.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cubic Corporation -2.20% -4.74% -2.22%
Cubic Corporation Competitors -4.87% 24.22% 3.94%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Cubic Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cubic Corporation 0 0 6 0 3.00
Cubic Corporation Competitors 478 2125 2351 84 2.41

Cubic Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $56.67, indicating a potential upside of 4.55%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 4.14%. Given Cubic Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Cubic Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Cubic Corporation Company Profile

Cubic Corporation (Cubic) designs, integrates and operates systems, products and services that provide situational awareness for its customers in the transportation and defense industries. The Company operates in three business segments across the global transportation and defense markets, which include Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), Cubic Global Defense (CGD) and Cubic Global Defense Services (CGD Services). The Company’s CTS segment is a systems integrator of payment and information technology and services for travel solutions. The Company’s CGD Systems is focused on two primary lines of business: training systems and secure communications (SC) products. The Company’s CGD Services segment is a provider of training, operations, intelligence, maintenance, technical and other support services to the United States government and its agencies and allied nations. It also provides cross-domain hardware solutions to address multi-level security challenges across common networks.

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