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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Moog and United Technologies Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Moog N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
United Technologies Corporation $58.11 billion 1.62 $10.15 billion $6.56 17.93

United Technologies Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Moog.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Moog and United Technologies Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Moog 0 1 0 0 2.00
United Technologies Corporation 0 12 4 0 2.25

Moog presently has a consensus price target of $75.00, indicating a potential upside of Infinity. United Technologies Corporation has a consensus price target of $124.13, indicating a potential upside of 5.53%. Given Moog’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Moog is more favorable than United Technologies Corporation.

Dividends

United Technologies Corporation pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Moog does not pay a dividend. United Technologies Corporation pays out 42.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Moog has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Moog and United Technologies Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Moog 6.40% 15.01% 5.37%
United Technologies Corporation 9.15% 18.07% 5.91%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

78.8% of United Technologies Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of United Technologies Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

United Technologies Corporation beats Moog on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Moog

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.

About United Technologies Corporation

United Technologies Corporation is engaged in providing high technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries around the world. The Company operates through four segments: Otis; UTC Climate, Controls & Security; Pratt & Whitney, and UTC Aerospace Systems. Otis operates as an elevator and escalator manufacturing, installation and service company. UTC Climate, Controls & Security segment is engaged in providing heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration solutions. The Pratt & Whitney segment supplies aircraft engines for the commercial, military, business jet and general aviation markets. Pratt & Whitney segment provides fleet management services and aftermarket maintenance, repair and overhaul services. The UTC Aerospace Systems segment provides aerospace products and aftermarket service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, regional, business and general aviation markets, military, space and undersea operations.

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