Head to Head Review: Boeing (BA) versus Engility (EGL)

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Engility (NYSE:EGL) are both aerospace companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Boeing and Engility, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Boeing 0 9 16 0 2.64
Engility 1 4 4 0 2.33

Boeing presently has a consensus target price of $360.95, indicating a potential upside of 12.45%. Engility has a consensus target price of $35.20, indicating a potential upside of 44.38%. Given Engility’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Engility is more favorable than Boeing.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

70.8% of Boeing shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.1% of Engility shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Boeing shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Engility shares are held by company 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.

Volatility and Risk

Boeing has a beta of 1.37, suggesting that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Engility has a beta of 1.79, suggesting that its share price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Boeing and Engility’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Boeing $93.39 billion 2.02 $8.20 billion $13.47 23.83
Engility $1.93 billion 0.47 -$35.19 million ($0.98) -24.88

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

Profitability

This table compares Boeing and Engility’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Boeing 8.78% -11,050.62% 8.10%
Engility -1.82% 12.16% 4.10%

Dividends

Boeing pays an annual dividend of $6.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Engility does not pay a dividend. Boeing pays out 50.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Boeing has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Summary

Boeing beats Engility on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Boeing

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sales, services, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Commercial Airplanes; Defense, Space & Security; Global Services; and Boeing Capital. The Commercial Airplanes segment provides commercial jet aircraft for passenger and cargo requirements, and fleet support services, principally to the commercial airline industry. The Defense, Space & Security segment engages in the research, development, production, and modification of manned and unmanned military aircraft and weapons systems; strategic defense and intelligence systems, which include strategic missile and defense systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, cyber and information solutions, and intelligence systems; and satellite systems, such as government and commercial satellites, and space exploration. The Global Services segment offers aviation services support, aircraft modifications, spare parts, training, maintenance documents, data analytics and information-based services, and technical advice to commercial and government customers. This segment also provides supply chain management and engineering support services; maintenance, modification, and upgrades for aircraft; and training systems and government services, that include pilot and maintenance training. The Boeing Capital segment offers financing services and manages financing exposure for a portfolio of equipment under operating and finance leases, notes and other receivables, assets held for sale or re-lease, and investments. The company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

About Engility

Engility Holdings, Inc. (Engility) is a provider of systems engineering services, training, program management, and operational support for the United States Government worldwide. The Company’s business is focused on providing a range of engineering, technical, analytical, advisory, training, logistics and support services. The Company operates in two segments: Professional Support Services and Mission Support Services. The Professional Support Services segment provides Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) services, program management support and software engineering lifecycle sustainment and support services. Through its Mission Support Services segment, it provides capabilities, such as defense related training, education and support services, law enforcement training, national security infrastructure and institutional development. In January 2014, Engility Holdings Inc completed the acquisition of Dynamics Research Corp.

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