Reviewing Boeing Company (The) (BA) & Textron (NYSE:TXT)

Boeing Company (The) (NYSE: BA) and Textron (NYSE:TXT) are both large-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

74.4% of Boeing Company (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.6% of Textron shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Boeing Company (The) shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Textron shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Boeing Company (The) has a beta of 1.16, meaning that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Textron has a beta of 1.56, meaning that its share price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Boeing Company (The) and Textron’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Boeing Company (The) $90.90 billion 1.53 $10.73 billion $11.42 20.65
Textron $13.77 billion 0.92 $1.49 billion $3.27 14.58

Boeing Company (The) has higher revenue and earnings than Textron. Textron is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Boeing Company (The), indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Boeing Company (The) and Textron’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Boeing Company (The) 7.84% 2,185.10% 7.34%
Textron 6.45% 11.97% 4.34%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Boeing Company (The) and Textron, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Boeing Company (The) 2 8 13 0 2.48
Textron 2 3 6 0 2.36

Boeing Company (The) currently has a consensus price target of $227.57, indicating a potential downside of 3.48%. Textron has a consensus price target of $52.80, indicating a potential upside of 10.72%. Given Textron’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Textron is more favorable than Boeing Company (The).

Dividends

Boeing Company (The) pays an annual dividend of $5.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Textron pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Boeing Company (The) pays out 49.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Textron pays out 2.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Textron has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Summary

Boeing Company (The) beats Textron on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Boeing Company (The) Company Profile

The Boeing Company is an aerospace company. The Company’s segments include Commercial Airplanes; Defense, Space & Security (BDS), such as Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA), Network & Space Systems (N&SS) and Global Services & Support (GS&S), and Boeing Capital (BCC). The Commercial Airplanes segment develops, produces and markets commercial jet aircraft and provides related support services, to the commercial airline industry. The Commercial Airplanes segment also produces commercial aircraft and offers a family of commercial jetliners. The BDS segment’s operations involve research, development, production, modification and support of the products and related systems. The BMA segment is engaged in the research, development, production and modification of manned and unmanned military aircraft and weapons systems. The BCC segment’s portfolio consists of equipment under operating leases, finance leases, notes and other receivables, assets held for sale or re-lease and investments.

Textron Company Profile

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company engaged in aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with products and services across the world. The Company operates through five segments: Textron Aviation, Bell, Textron Systems, Industrial and Finance. The Textron Aviation segment is engaged in general aviation. The Bell segment supplies military helicopters and support to the United States Government and to military customers outside the United States. The Textron Systems segment is a supplier to the defense, aerospace and general aviation markets. The Industrial segment designs and manufactures a range of products within three product lines: fuel systems and functional components, specialized vehicles and equipment, and tools and test equipment. The Finance segment is a commercial finance business that consists of Textron Financial Corporation (TFC) and its subsidiaries.

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