Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) and PASSUR Aerospace (OTCMKTS:PSSR) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Raytheon and PASSUR Aerospace, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Raytheon presently has a consensus price target of $231.92, suggesting a potential upside of 26.69%. Given Raytheon’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Raytheon is more favorable than PASSUR Aerospace.
Risk and Volatility
Raytheon has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PASSUR Aerospace has a beta of 0.66, suggesting that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Raytheon and PASSUR Aerospace’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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Raytheon has higher revenue and earnings than PASSUR Aerospace.
This table compares Raytheon and PASSUR Aerospace’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Raytheon pays an annual dividend of $3.47 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. PASSUR Aerospace does not pay a dividend. Raytheon pays out 45.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Raytheon has increased its dividend for 13 consecutive years.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
73.2% of Raytheon shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Raytheon shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 67.6% of PASSUR Aerospace shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Raytheon beats PASSUR Aerospace on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Raytheon Company Profile
Raytheon Company develops integrated products, services, and solutions for defense and other government markets worldwide. It operates through five segments: Integrated Defense Systems (IDS); Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS); Missile Systems (MS); Space and Airborne Systems (SAS); and Forcepoint. The IDS segment provides integrated air and missile defense; land and sea-based radar solutions; command, control, communications, computers, cyber, and intelligence solutions; and naval combat and ship electronic systems. The IIS segment offers a range of technical and professional services, such as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, navigation, DoD space and weather, cybersecurity, analytics, training, logistics, mission support, engineering, and automation and sustainment solutions; and air traffic management systems. The MS segment develops and supports a range of weapon systems, including missiles, smart munitions, close-in weapon systems, projectiles, kinetic kill vehicles, directed energy effectors, and combat sensor solutions. The SAS segment provides electro-optical/infrared sensors, airborne radars for surveillance and fire control applications, lasers, precision guidance systems, signals intelligence systems, processors, electronic warfare systems, and communication and space-qualified systems. The Forcepoint segment develops cyber security products comprising insider threat solutions, data loss prevention, firewall technology, cross domain transfer, and cloud and on premise Web and email security products. The company serves the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Intelligence Community, the U.S. Armed Forces, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Homeland Security, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and other international customers. Raytheon Company was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
PASSUR Aerospace Company Profile
PASSUR Aerospace, Inc., a business intelligence company, provides predictive analytics and decision support technology for the aviation industry in the United States and internationally. It offers data aggregation and consolidation, information, decision support, predictive analytics, collaborative solutions, and professional services to airlines, airports, governments, and business aviation companies. The company offers various solutions for traffic flow management, diversion management, flight predictability, surface management, turn time management, connectivity and collaboration, and aviation fees and charges. PASSUR Aerospace, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
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