TASER International (NASDAQ: AAXN) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Aerospace & Defense” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare TASER International to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Volatility and Risk

TASER International has a beta of 1, suggesting that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, TASER International’s peers have a beta of 1.05, suggesting that their average stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for TASER International and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TASER International 0 3 1 0 2.25
TASER International Competitors 552 2253 2405 90 2.38

TASER International presently has a consensus price target of $27.50, indicating a potential upside of 24.60%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 4.42%. Given TASER International’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe TASER International is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares TASER International and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
TASER International $312.84 million $33.89 million 68.97
TASER International Competitors $8.56 billion $1.20 billion 81.33

TASER International’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than TASER International. TASER International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

95.7% of TASER International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.2% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of TASER International 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares TASER International and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TASER International 5.45% 10.47% 5.60%
TASER International Competitors -5.31% 25.09% 3.99%

Summary

TASER International peers beat TASER International on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

TASER International Company Profile

Axon Enterprise, Inc., formerly TASER International, Inc., is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of conducted electrical weapons (CEWs) for use by law enforcement, military, corrections and private security personnel, and by private individuals for personal defense. It is also engaged in development of connected wearable on-officer cameras. It operates through two segments: the sale of CEWs, accessories, and other related products and services (the TASER Weapons segment), and the Axon business, focused on devices, wearables, applications, cloud and mobile products (the Axon segment). Its TASER Weapons product line includes TASER X26P, TASER X2, TASER C2, TASER Pulse and Replacement Cartridges. Its hardware products include Axon Body 2, Axon Flex, Axon Fleet, Axon Interview, Axon Signal and Axon Dock. Its Axon software and mobile technologies include Evidence.com, Evidence.com for Prosecutors, Evidence Sync, Axon Capture, Axon View, Axon Five, Axon Convert and Axon Detect.

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