Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ: KTOS) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Aerospace & Defense” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Kratos Defense & Security Solutions to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has a beta of 2.03, meaning that its share price is 103% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ competitors have a beta of 1.05, meaning that their average share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions 0 2 5 0 2.71
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Competitors 552 2245 2402 89 2.38

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions currently has a consensus price target of $12.89, indicating a potential upside of 9.45%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 6.98%. Given Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Kratos Defense & Security Solutions is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Kratos Defense & Security Solutions and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions -6.29% -1.40% -0.44%
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Competitors -2.01% 25.10% 4.00%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.3% of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.8% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by institutional investors. 23.2% of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Kratos Defense & Security Solutions and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions $701.00 million $20.10 million -17.85
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Competitors $8.56 billion $1.20 billion 80.65

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Kratos Defense & Security Solutions. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions 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.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Company Profile

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. is a technology, intellectual property and proprietary product and solution company focused on the United States and its allies’ national security. The Kratos Government Solutions segment includes the operations of Defense Rocket Support Services, Microwave Electronics Division, Technical and Training Solutions, and Modular Systems, which provide technology-based defense solutions, involving products and services, with the focus relating to the nation’s Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance requirements. The Unmanned Systems segment includes its unmanned aerial, ground, seaborne and command, control and communications system business. The Public Safety & Security segment provides integrated solutions for homeland security, public safety, critical infrastructure, and security and surveillance systems for government and commercial applications.

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