Contrasting Raytheon (RTN) and PASSUR Aerospace (PSSR)

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Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) and PASSUR Aerospace (OTCMKTS:PSSR) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Dividends

Raytheon pays an annual dividend of $3.47 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. PASSUR Aerospace does not pay a dividend. Raytheon pays out 45.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Raytheon has raised its dividend for 13 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Raytheon and PASSUR Aerospace, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Raytheon 0 3 10 0 2.77
PASSUR Aerospace 0 0 0 0 N/A

Raytheon presently has a consensus target price of $231.92, indicating a potential upside of 23.35%. Given Raytheon’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Raytheon is more favorable than PASSUR Aerospace.

Profitability

This table compares Raytheon and PASSUR Aerospace’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Raytheon 9.33% 24.43% 8.42%
PASSUR Aerospace -53.91% -115.50% -42.30%

Volatility & Risk

Raytheon has a beta of 0.84, indicating that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PASSUR Aerospace has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Raytheon and PASSUR Aerospace’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Raytheon $25.35 billion 2.11 $2.02 billion $7.62 24.67
PASSUR Aerospace $13.87 million 0.80 -$3.52 million N/A N/A

Raytheon has higher revenue and earnings than PASSUR Aerospace.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

73.2% of Raytheon shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Raytheon shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 67.6% of PASSUR Aerospace shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Raytheon beats PASSUR Aerospace on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company develops integrated products, services, and solutions for defense and other government markets worldwide. It operates through five segments: Integrated Defense Systems (IDS); Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS); Missile Systems (MS); Space and Airborne Systems (SAS); and Forcepoint. The IDS segment provides integrated air and missile defense; land and sea-based radar solutions; command, control, communications, computers, cyber, and intelligence solutions; and naval combat and ship electronic systems. The IIS segment offers a range of technical and professional services, such as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, navigation, DoD space and weather, cybersecurity, analytics, training, logistics, mission support, engineering, and automation and sustainment solutions; and air traffic management systems. The MS segment develops and supports a range of weapon systems, including missiles, smart munitions, close-in weapon systems, projectiles, kinetic kill vehicles, directed energy effectors, and combat sensor solutions. The SAS segment provides electro-optical/infrared sensors, airborne radars for surveillance and fire control applications, lasers, precision guidance systems, signals intelligence systems, processors, electronic warfare systems, and communication and space-qualified systems. The Forcepoint segment develops cyber security products comprising insider threat solutions, data loss prevention, firewall technology, cross domain transfer, and cloud and on premise Web and email security products. The company serves the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Intelligence Community, the U.S. Armed Forces, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Homeland Security, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and other international customers. Raytheon Company was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

About PASSUR Aerospace

PASSUR Aerospace, Inc., a business intelligence company, provides predictive analytics and decision support technology for the aviation industry in the United States and internationally. It offers data aggregation and consolidation, information, decision support, predictive analytics, collaborative solutions, and professional services to airlines, airports, governments, and business aviation companies. The company offers various solutions for traffic flow management, diversion management, flight predictability, surface management, turn time management, connectivity and collaboration, and aviation fees and charges. PASSUR Aerospace, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

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