Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica (NYSE: ERJ) and Textron (NYSE:TXT) are both mid-cap aerospace companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitabiliy, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica and Textron, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica||0||2||4||0||2.67|
Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica currently has a consensus target price of $22.67, indicating a potential upside of 10.19%. Textron has a consensus target price of $53.44, indicating a potential upside of 8.38%. Given Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica is more favorable than Textron.
Risk & Volatility
Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica has a beta of 0.37, suggesting that its stock price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Textron has a beta of 1.56, suggesting that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica and Textron’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica||$6.57 billion||0.58||$752.51 million||$1.43||14.38|
|Textron||$13.77 billion||0.95||$1.49 billion||$3.27||15.08|
Textron has higher revenue and earnings than Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica. Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Textron, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica and Textron’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica||4.15%||11.02%||3.62%|
Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica pays an annual dividend of $0.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Textron pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica pays out 14.7% 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.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
49.8% of Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.7% of Textron shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Textron shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Textron beats Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica Company Profile
Embraer S.A. (Embraer) is a manufacturer of jets of 70 to 130 seats. The Company produces aircraft for commercial and executive aviation, and for defense and security purposes and related services. Its segments include Commercial aviation business, which involves the development, production and sale of commercial jets, and rendering of support services, particularly in the regional aviation segment and aircraft leases; Executive Jet business, which markets its executive jets to companies, including fractional ownership companies, charter and air-taxi companies, high-net-worth individuals and to flight academies; Defense and Security Business segment, which conceives, designs, develops, manufactures and supports a range of integrated solutions for the defense and security market, and Other Related Businesses segment, which provides fuel systems, structural parts, and mechanical and hydraulic systems to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation for its production of helicopters.
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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