L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) and Superconductor Technologies (NASDAQ:SCON) are both aerospace companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares L3 Technologies and Superconductor Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|L3 Technologies||$9.57 billion||1.62||$677.00 million||$8.47||23.35|
|Superconductor Technologies||$450,000.00||27.65||-$9.52 million||($0.91)||-1.11|
L3 Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Superconductor Technologies. Superconductor Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than L3 Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for L3 Technologies and Superconductor Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
L3 Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $223.90, indicating a potential upside of 13.22%. Superconductor Technologies has a consensus price target of $3.00, indicating a potential upside of 197.03%. Given Superconductor Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Superconductor Technologies is more favorable than L3 Technologies.
This table compares L3 Technologies and Superconductor Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
L3 Technologies has a beta of 1.21, indicating that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Superconductor Technologies has a beta of 0.89, indicating that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
80.5% of L3 Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.3% of Superconductor Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of L3 Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of Superconductor Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
L3 Technologies pays an annual dividend of $3.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Superconductor Technologies does not pay a dividend. L3 Technologies pays out 37.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. L3 Technologies has raised its dividend for 14 consecutive years.
L3 Technologies beats Superconductor Technologies on 14 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.
About L3 Technologies
L3 Technologies, Inc. provides aerospace systems, communication, electronic, and sensor systems used on military, homeland security, and commercial platforms in the United States and internationally. It offers simulation and training, night vision and image intensification equipment, and security and detection systems; and components, products, subsystems, and systems, as well as related services to military and commercial customers in various business areas, such as total training solutions, power and propulsion systems, aviation products, precision engagement systems, and security and detection systems. The company also provides fleet management support services, procurement, systems integration, sensor development, modifications, and periodic depot maintenance services; modernization and life extension maintenance upgrade and support services; aircraft fabrication and assembly of fixed and rotary wing aero structures, as well as avionics hardware and software systems; and prime mission systems integration and sensor development services. In addition, it offers network and communication systems, secure communications products, radio frequency components, satellite communication terminals and space, microwave and telemetry products, and secure data links. Further, the company provides multi-domain intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance mission solutions in various business areas, including space and sensor, airborne sensor, warrior sensor, maritime sensor, and intelligence and mission systems, as well as in advanced programs. It serves the United States (U.S.) Department of Defense and its prime contractors, the U.S. Government intelligence agencies, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, foreign governments, and commercial customers. The company was formerly known as L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to L3 Technologies, Inc. in December 2016. L3 Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
About Superconductor Technologies
Superconductor Technologies Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, produces, and commercializes high temperature superconductor materials and related technologies in the United States. It is involved in developing Conductus superconducting wire for power applications. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
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