L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) versus SGOCO Group (NYSE:SGOC) Head to Head Contrast

L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) and SGOCO Group (NASDAQ:SGOC) are both aerospace companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Dividends

L3 Technologies pays an annual dividend of $3.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. SGOCO Group does not pay a dividend. L3 Technologies pays out 31.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. L3 Technologies has raised its dividend for 15 consecutive years.

Risk and Volatility

L3 Technologies has a beta of 1.02, indicating that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SGOCO Group has a beta of 0.12, indicating that its stock price is 88% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

81.0% of L3 Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of SGOCO Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of L3 Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares L3 Technologies and SGOCO Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
L3 Technologies 9.64% 15.50% 6.61%
SGOCO Group N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares L3 Technologies and SGOCO Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
L3 Technologies $10.24 billion 1.90 $1.01 billion $10.75 22.81
SGOCO Group $1.58 million 51.94 -$12.37 million N/A N/A

L3 Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than SGOCO Group.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for L3 Technologies and SGOCO Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
L3 Technologies 0 3 6 0 2.67
SGOCO Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

L3 Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $238.75, indicating a potential downside of 2.62%. Given L3 Technologies’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe L3 Technologies is more favorable than SGOCO Group.

Summary

L3 Technologies beats SGOCO Group on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

L3 Technologies Company Profile

L3 Technologies, Inc. provides aircraft sustainment, simulation and training, night vision and image intensification equipment, and security and detection systems used on military, homeland security, and commercial platforms in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems; Communications and Networked Systems (C&NS); and Electronic Systems. The company offers engineering, modernization and sustainment, space avionics and imaging payload, counter unmanned aircraft systems (CUAS) mission, cyber and electronic warfare, special mission command and control, modeling and simulation, and life cycle support services for ISR, airborne sensor, warrior sensor, space and sensor, aircraft, and intelligence and mission systems, as well as for military aviation services and advanced programs. It also provides network and communication systems, secure communications products, radio frequency components, satellite communication terminals and space, microwave and telemetry products, and secure data links in various business areas, such as broadband communication, naval power, space and power, and maritime sensor systems, as well as in advanced communications. In addition, the company offers components, products, subsystems, and systems, as well as related services to military and commercial customers in various business areas, including commercial aviation solutions, precision engagement systems, link training and simulation, and security and detection systems. It serves the United States (U.S.) Department of Defense and its prime contractors, the U.S. Government intelligence agencies, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, foreign governments, and commercial customers. The company was formerly known as L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to L3 Technologies, Inc. in December 2016. L3 Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

SGOCO Group Company Profile

SGOCO Group, Ltd. engages in the product design, distribution, and brand development in the display and computer product market in Mainland China and Hongkong. The company also provides energy saving products and services. Its products include LCD/LED monitors; all-in-one and part-in-one computers; virtual reality technology and devices; and phase change material thermal energy storage products. In addition, it involves in money lending activities. The company also develops tablet PCs, 3D LCD/LED TVs, LED-backlit monitors, and multi-screen display systems for advertising, public announcement, and other institutional uses. It sells its products under the SGOCO, Shangwei, and POVIZON brand names to electronics distributors and trading companies. The company was formerly known as SGOCO Technology, Ltd. SGOCO Group, Ltd. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong.

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