Cubic (NYSE: CUB) and Moog (NYSE:MOG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.


Cubic pays an annual dividend of $0.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Moog does not pay a dividend. Cubic pays out -40.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.3% of Cubic shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.9% of Cubic shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Cubic and Moog, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cubic 0 1 4 0 2.80
Moog 1 0 0 0 1.00

Cubic presently has a consensus target price of $61.00, suggesting a potential downside of 0.81%. Moog has a consensus target price of $82.00, suggesting a potential downside of 0.94%. Given Cubic’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Cubic is more favorable than Moog.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cubic and Moog’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cubic $1.49 billion 1.13 -$11.20 million ($0.66) -93.18
Moog N/A N/A N/A $3.09 26.79

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

Volatility and Risk

Cubic has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Moog has a beta of 1.78, indicating that its share price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cubic -1.21% -1.27% -0.63%
Moog 0.21% 0.43% 0.17%


Cubic beats Moog on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cubic Company Profile

Cubic Corporation (Cubic) designs, integrates and operates systems, products and services that provide situational awareness for its customers in the transportation and defense industries. The Company operates in three business segments across the global transportation and defense markets, which include Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), Cubic Global Defense (CGD) and Cubic Global Defense Services (CGD Services). The Company’s CTS segment is a systems integrator of payment and information technology and services for travel solutions. The Company’s CGD Systems is focused on two primary lines of business: training systems and secure communications (SC) products. The Company’s CGD Services segment is a provider of training, operations, intelligence, maintenance, technical and other support services to the United States government and its agencies and allied nations. It also provides cross-domain hardware solutions to address multi-level security challenges across common networks.

Moog Company Profile

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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