Rockwell Collins (COL) & Moog (MOG.A) Head-To-Head Comparison

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) and Moog (NYSE:MOG.A) are both mid-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.


Rockwell Collins pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Moog does not pay a dividend. Rockwell Collins pays out 26.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Rockwell Collins has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Rockwell Collins and Moog, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rockwell Collins 1 16 3 0 2.10
Moog 0 2 0 0 2.00

Rockwell Collins presently has a consensus target price of $122.65, suggesting a potential downside of 7.52%. Moog has a consensus target price of $75.00, suggesting a potential upside of Infinity. Given Moog’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Moog is more favorable than Rockwell Collins.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Rockwell Collins and Moog’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rockwell Collins $6.07 billion 3.55 $1.35 billion $5.07 26.16
Moog N/A N/A N/A $3.75 N/A

Rockwell Collins has higher revenue and earnings than Moog. Moog is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Rockwell Collins, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

77.7% of Rockwell Collins shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.8% of Moog shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Rockwell Collins shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.4% of Moog shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Rockwell Collins and Moog’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rockwell Collins 11.52% 26.20% 7.76%
Moog 5.50% 14.06% 4.83%

Volatility and Risk

Rockwell Collins has a beta of 0.73, suggesting that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Moog has a beta of 1.84, suggesting that its stock price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Rockwell Collins beats Moog on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins, Inc. designs, produces and supports communications and aviation systems for commercial and military customers. The Company provides information management services through voice and data communication networks and solutions across the world. The Company operates through three segments: Commercial Systems, Government Systems and Information Management Services. The Commercial Systems segment supplies aviation electronics systems, products and services to customers located throughout the world. The Government Systems segment provides a range of electronic products, systems and services to customers including the United States Department of Defense, various ministries of defense, other government agencies and defense contractors around the world. The Information Management Services segment provides communications services, systems integration and security solutions across the aviation, airport, rail and nuclear security markets.

About Moog

Moog Inc. is a designer, manufacturer and integrator of precision motion and fluid controls and systems for a range of applications in aerospace and defense and industrial markets. The Company has five segments: Aircraft Controls, Space and Defense Controls, Industrial Systems, Components and Medical Devices. Its Aircraft Controls segment designs, manufactures and integrates primary and secondary flight controls for military and commercial aircraft, and provides aftermarket support. Its Space and Defense Controls segment provides controls for satellites, space vehicles, launch vehicles, armored combat vehicles, tactical and strategic missiles, security and surveillance and other defense applications. Its Industrial Systems segment serves a global customer base across various markets. Its Components segment offers slip rings, fiber optic rotary joints, motors, sensors and handpieces product line. Its Medical Devices segment focuses on infusion therapy and enteral clinical nutrition.

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