Financial Analysis: Rockwell Collins (COL) and Moog (MOG)

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) and Moog (NYSE:MOG) are both industrials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Rockwell Collins and Moog’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rockwell Collins $6.82 billion 3.18 $705.00 million $5.38 24.61
Moog N/A N/A N/A $3.09 26.79

Rockwell Collins has higher revenue and earnings than Moog. Rockwell Collins is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Moog, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Rockwell Collins and Moog, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rockwell Collins 1 16 3 0 2.10
Moog 1 0 0 0 1.00

Rockwell Collins currently has a consensus price target of $130.53, indicating a potential downside of 1.39%. Moog has a consensus price target of $82.00, indicating a potential downside of 0.94%. Given Moog’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Moog is more favorable than Rockwell Collins.

Volatility & Risk

Rockwell Collins has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Moog has a beta of 1.78, meaning that its stock price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Rockwell Collins and Moog’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rockwell Collins 10.99% 19.58% 6.43%
Moog 0.21% 0.43% 0.17%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

71.7% of Rockwell Collins shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Rockwell Collins shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Rockwell Collins pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Moog does not pay a dividend. Rockwell Collins pays out 24.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


Rockwell Collins beats Moog on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Rockwell Collins Company Profile

Rockwell Collins, Inc. designs, produces and supports communications and aviation systems for commercial and military customers. The Company provides information management services through voice and data communication networks and solutions across the world. The Company operates through three segments: Commercial Systems, Government Systems and Information Management Services. The Commercial Systems segment supplies aviation electronics systems, products and services to customers located throughout the world. The Government Systems segment provides a range of electronic products, systems and services to customers including the United States Department of Defense, various ministries of defense, other government agencies and defense contractors around the world. The Information Management Services segment provides communications services, systems integration and security solutions across the aviation, airport, rail and nuclear security markets.

Moog Company Profile

Moog Inc. is a designer, manufacturer and integrator of precision motion and fluid controls and systems for a range of applications in aerospace and defense and industrial markets. The Company has five segments: Aircraft Controls, Space and Defense Controls, Industrial Systems, Components and Medical Devices. Its Aircraft Controls segment designs, manufactures and integrates primary and secondary flight controls for military and commercial aircraft, and provides aftermarket support. Its Space and Defense Controls segment provides controls for satellites, space vehicles, launch vehicles, armored combat vehicles, tactical and strategic missiles, security and surveillance and other defense applications. Its Industrial Systems segment serves a global customer base across various markets. Its Components segment offers slip rings, fiber optic rotary joints, motors, sensors and handpieces product line. Its Medical Devices segment focuses on infusion therapy and enteral clinical nutrition.

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