Applied Energetics (OTCMKTS:AERG) and L3Harris (OTCMKTS:LHX) Head to Head Survey

Applied Energetics (OTCMKTS:AERG) and L3Harris (NYSE:LHX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Applied Energetics and L3Harris’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Applied Energetics N/A N/A -463.11%
L3Harris 13.95% 29.27% 10.17%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Applied Energetics and L3Harris’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Applied Energetics N/A N/A -$3.01 million N/A N/A
L3Harris $6.80 billion 3.70 $949.00 million $8.29 25.70

L3Harris has higher revenue and earnings than Applied Energetics.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

97.8% of L3Harris shares are held by institutional investors. 7.6% of Applied Energetics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.5% of L3Harris shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

L3Harris pays an annual dividend of $2.74 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Applied Energetics does not pay a dividend. L3Harris pays out 33.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Applied Energetics and L3Harris, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Applied Energetics 0 0 0 0 N/A
L3Harris 0 1 8 0 2.89

L3Harris has a consensus price target of $235.41, suggesting a potential upside of 10.50%. Given L3Harris’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe L3Harris is more favorable than Applied Energetics.

Volatility & Risk

Applied Energetics has a beta of 4.45, indicating that its stock price is 345% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, L3Harris has a beta of 0.95, indicating that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

L3Harris beats Applied Energetics on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Applied Energetics Company Profile

Applied Energetics, Inc. engages in the development of ultra-short pulse lasers, laser guided energy, and direct discharge electrical products. The company also offers high voltage electronics, optical systems, and integrated guided energy products. It serves defense, aerospace, industrial, and scientific customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Tucson, Arizona.

L3Harris Company Profile

L3Harris Technologies, Inc. provides technology-based solutions that solve government and commercial customers' mission-critical challenges in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Communication Systems, Electronic Systems, and Space and Intelligence Systems. It designs, develops, and manufactures radio communications products and systems, including single channel ground and airborne radio systems, multiband manpack and handheld radios, multi-channel manpack and airborne radios, and single-channel airborne radios, as well as wideband rifleman team, ground, and high frequency manpack radios. The company also offers vision-enhancing products; wireless communications systems; and Internet protocol based voice and data communications systems, as well as single-band land mobile radio terminals and multiband radios comprising a handheld radio and a full-spectrum mobile radio for vehicles. In addition, it provides electronic warfare, avionics, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance solutions for defense and classified customers; and mission-critical communication systems for civil and military aviation and other customers. Further, the company offers intelligence, space protection, geospatial, earth observation, exploration, positioning, navigation and timing, and environmental solutions using advanced sensors, antennas, and payloads, as well as ground processing and information analytics for national security, defense, civil and commercial customers. The company was formerly known as Harris Corporation and changed its name to L3Harris Technologies, Inc. in June 2019. L3Harris Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Florida.

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