Comparing Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) & Its Competitors

Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Aerospace & Defense” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Lockheed Martin Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Lockheed Martin Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lockheed Martin Corporation 0 5 9 0 2.64
Lockheed Martin Corporation Competitors 504 2365 2613 87 2.41

Lockheed Martin Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $319.77, indicating a potential upside of 2.76%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 16.71%. Given Lockheed Martin Corporation’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Lockheed Martin Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

Lockheed Martin Corporation pays an annual dividend of $7.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Lockheed Martin Corporation pays out 58.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.3% and pay out 35.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Lockheed Martin Corporation has increased its dividend for 14 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Lockheed Martin Corporation and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Lockheed Martin Corporation $47.25 billion $5.30 billion 25.03
Lockheed Martin Corporation Competitors $8.51 billion $752.46 million 175.80

Lockheed Martin Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Lockheed Martin Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Lockheed Martin Corporation has a beta of 0.58, meaning that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lockheed Martin Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.08, meaning that their average share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Lockheed Martin Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lockheed Martin Corporation 7.31% 221.41% 7.65%
Lockheed Martin Corporation Competitors -5.39% 22.29% 3.61%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.3% of Lockheed Martin Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.5% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Lockheed Martin Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Lockheed Martin Corporation beats its competitors on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Lockheed Martin Corporation

Lockheed Martin Corporation is a security and aerospace company. The Company operates through four segments. Aeronautics segment is engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, sustainment, support and upgrade of military aircraft, including combat and air mobility aircraft, unmanned air vehicles and related technologies. Missiles and Fire Control segment provides air and missile defense systems; fire control systems; manned and unmanned ground vehicles, and energy management solutions. Rotary and Mission Systems segment provides design, manufacture, service and support for a range of military and civil helicopters; mission systems and sensors for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft; simulation and training services, and unmanned systems and technologies, among others. Space Systems segment is engaged in the research and development, design, engineering and production of satellites, strategic and defensive missile systems and space transportation systems.

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