Reviewing Exelis (NYSE:XLS) & Its Peers

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) is one of 3 public companies in the “Aerospace & Defense – NEC” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Exelis to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Exelis and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Exelis 0 0 0 0 N/A
Exelis Competitors 109 341 151 0 2.07

As a group, “Aerospace & Defense – NEC” companies have a potential upside of 7.06%. Given Exelis’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Exelis has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Exelis and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Exelis 7.52% 18.51% 4.87%
Exelis Competitors 2.59% 7.08% 1.70%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Exelis and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Exelis N/A N/A 20.07
Exelis Competitors N/A N/A 1,106.77

Exelis 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.

Summary

Exelis beats its competitors on 3 of the 5 factors compared.

Exelis Company Profile

Exelis Inc. (Exelis) is a diversified aerospace, defense, information and services company. The Company delivers mission-critical solutions to military, government and commercial customers in the United States and globally. It operates in two segments: Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Electronics and Systems, and Information and Technical Services. Its C4ISR Electronics and Systems segment provides engineered systems and solutions, including: ISR systems; integrated electronic warfare systems; radar and sonar systems; electronic attack and release systems; communications solutions; space systems, and composite aerostructures. The Company’s Information and Technical Services segment provides a range of service solutions: systems integration; network design and development; air traffic management; cyber; intelligence; advanced engineering, and space launch and range-support.

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