Comparing Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) & SENIOR (SNIRF)

Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE: SPR) and SENIOR (OTCMKTS:SNIRF) are both aerospace companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Spirit AeroSystems and SENIOR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Spirit AeroSystems $6.98 billion 1.43 $354.90 million $5.35 16.42
SENIOR $1.24 billion 1.24 N/A N/A N/A

Spirit AeroSystems has higher revenue and earnings than SENIOR.

Risk & Volatility

Spirit AeroSystems has a beta of 1.49, suggesting that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SENIOR has a beta of -0.13, suggesting that its stock price is 113% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Spirit AeroSystems pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. SENIOR does not pay a dividend. Spirit AeroSystems pays out 7.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares Spirit AeroSystems and SENIOR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Spirit AeroSystems 4.82% 35.11% 11.27%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Spirit AeroSystems and SENIOR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Spirit AeroSystems 1 4 13 0 2.67
SENIOR 0 0 0 0 N/A

Spirit AeroSystems presently has a consensus target price of $98.56, suggesting a potential upside of 12.17%. Given Spirit AeroSystems’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Spirit AeroSystems is more favorable than SENIOR.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.7% of Spirit AeroSystems shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Spirit AeroSystems shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Spirit AeroSystems beats SENIOR on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Spirit AeroSystems Company Profile

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and supplies commercial aero structures worldwide. It operates through three segments: Fuselage Systems, Propulsion Systems, and Wing Systems. The Fuselage Systems segment develops, produces, and markets forward, mid, and rear fuselage sections and systems primarily to aircraft original equipment manufacturers (OEMs); and offers related spares and maintenance, repairs, and overhaul (MRO) services. The Propulsion Systems segment offers struts/pylons; nacelles, including thrust reversers; and related engine structural components primarily to aircraft or engine OEMs, as well as related spares and MRO services. The Wing Systems provides wings and wing components, such as flight control surfaces; and other miscellaneous structural parts primarily to aircraft OEMs, as well as related spares and MRO services. It also offers low observables comprising radar absorbent and translucent materials; rotorcrafts that include forward cockpits and cabins; and other military services, which comprise fabrication, bonding, assembly, testing, tooling, processing, engineering analysis, and training. The company was formerly known as Mid-Western Aircraft Systems Holdings, Inc. Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Wichita, Kansas.

SENIOR Company Profile

Senior plc designs, manufactures, and markets high-technology components and systems for the principal original equipment producers in the aerospace, defense, land vehicle, and energy markets worldwide. The company operates through two divisions, Aerospace and Flexonics. The Aerospace division offers precision-machined airframe and system components and assemblies; high-pressure and low-pressure engineered ducting systems, engineered control bellows, and sensors; precision-machined and fabricated engine components; and fluid systems ducting and control products. The Flexonics division provides automotive common rails, automotive drain tubes, automotive exhaust connectors, automotive flexible tubes, automotive heat exchangers, automotive high pressure lines, energy components, oil and gas machined components, fabric expansion joints, fuel cells, industrial dampers and diverters, industrial flexible tubing, industrial metal bellows, metal expansion joints, and spring hangers. The company was formerly known as Senior Engineering Group plc and changed its name to Senior plc in 1999. Senior plc was incorporated in 1933 and is based in Rickmansworth, the United Kingdom.

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