Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ: AAXN) and B/E Aerospace (NASDAQ:BEAV) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Axon Enterprise and B/E Aerospace, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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Axon Enterprise presently has a consensus price target of $30.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.88%. B/E Aerospace has a consensus price target of $62.00, suggesting a potential upside of Infinity. Given B/E Aerospace’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe B/E Aerospace is more favorable than Axon Enterprise.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Axon Enterprise and B/E Aerospace’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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Axon Enterprise has higher revenue and earnings than B/E Aerospace. B/E Aerospace is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Axon Enterprise, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
B/E Aerospace pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share. Axon Enterprise does not pay a dividend. B/E Aerospace pays out 27.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Axon Enterprise and B/E Aerospace’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Institutional and Insider Ownership
95.9% of Axon Enterprise shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.0% of B/E Aerospace shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of Axon Enterprise shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of B/E Aerospace shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Axon Enterprise beats B/E Aerospace on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Axon Enterprise Company Profile
Axon Enterprise, Inc., formerly TASER International, Inc., is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of conducted electrical weapons (CEWs) for use by law enforcement, military, corrections and private security personnel, and by private individuals for personal defense. It is also engaged in development of connected wearable on-officer cameras. It operates through two segments: the sale of CEWs, accessories, and other related products and services (the TASER Weapons segment), and the Axon business, focused on devices, wearables, applications, cloud and mobile products (the Axon segment). Its TASER Weapons product line includes TASER X26P, TASER X2, TASER C2, TASER Pulse and Replacement Cartridges. Its hardware products include Axon Body 2, Axon Flex, Axon Fleet, Axon Interview, Axon Signal and Axon Dock. Its Axon software and mobile technologies include Evidence.com, Evidence.com for Prosecutors, Evidence Sync, Axon Capture, Axon View, Axon Five, Axon Convert and Axon Detect.
B/E Aerospace Company Profile
B/E Aerospace, Inc. is a manufacturer of cabin interior products for commercial aircraft and business jets. The Company sells its products and provides services directly to airlines and aerospace manufacturer. It operates through two segments. The Company manufactures aircraft seats, offering a selection of first class, business class, tourist class and regional aircraft seats. It manufactures and sells seats, which include the seat frame, cushions, armrests, tray table and a range of optional features, such as adjustable lumbar supports, electrical actuation systems, footrests, reading lights, head/neck supports and other comfort amenities. The business jet segment’s products include a range of business jet seating and sofa products, including electric fully berthing lie-flat seats, air valves and oxygen delivery systems as well as sidewalls, bulkheads, credenzas, closets, galley structures, lavatories, wastewater systems, de-icing systems, cabin management systems and tables.
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