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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS) Competitors

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Should you be buying Kratos Defense & Security Solutions stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions include Aerojet Rocketdyne (AJRD), Curtiss-Wright (CW), Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), Hexcel (HXL), AeroVironment (AVAV), Spirit AeroSystems (SPR), AAR (AIR), Triumph Group (TGI), Astronics (ATRO), and National Presto Industries (NPK). These companies are all part of the "aerospace & defense" industry.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions vs.

Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) are both mid-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, media sentiment, dividends, analyst recommendations and community ranking.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions received 383 more outperform votes than Aerojet Rocketdyne when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 67.25% of users gave Kratos Defense & Security Solutions an outperform vote while only 57.75% of users gave Aerojet Rocketdyne an outperform vote.

Aerojet RocketdyneOutperform Votes
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Kratos Defense & Security SolutionsOutperform Votes
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94.6% of Aerojet Rocketdyne shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.9% of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Aerojet Rocketdyne shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions had 3 more articles in the media than Aerojet Rocketdyne. MarketBeat recorded 3 mentions for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions and 0 mentions for Aerojet Rocketdyne. Aerojet Rocketdyne's average media sentiment score of 1.44 beat Kratos Defense & Security Solutions' score of 1.03 indicating that Kratos Defense & Security Solutions is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Overall Sentiment
Aerojet Rocketdyne Positive
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Positive

Aerojet Rocketdyne has higher revenue and earnings than Kratos Defense & Security Solutions.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Aerojet Rocketdyne$2.24B2.09$74M$0.9163.73
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions$1.04B3.08-$8.90MN/AN/A

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has a consensus price target of $23.50, suggesting a potential upside of 10.23%. Given Aerojet Rocketdyne's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Kratos Defense & Security Solutions is more favorable than Aerojet Rocketdyne.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aerojet Rocketdyne
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)

Aerojet Rocketdyne has a net margin of 3.23% compared to Aerojet Rocketdyne's net margin of -0.06%. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions' return on equity of 20.42% beat Aerojet Rocketdyne's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aerojet Rocketdyne3.23% 20.42% 4.77%
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions -0.06%3.43%2.14%

Aerojet Rocketdyne has a beta of 0.56, suggesting that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has a beta of 1.05, suggesting that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Kratos Defense & Security Solutions beats Aerojet Rocketdyne on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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KTOS vs. The Competition

MetricKratos Defense & Security SolutionsGuided missiles & space vehicles & parts IndustryAerospace SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$3.20B$19.73B$17.01B$8.55B
Dividend YieldN/A2.72%1.43%4.03%
P/E Ratio80.8148.9219.1115.68
Price / Sales3.083.7622.8680.69
Price / Cash36.4624.8922.2331.31
Price / Book2.815.324.964.66
Net Income-$8.90M$1.08B$445.33M$214.20M
7 Day Performance2.45%5.50%5.40%7.97%
1 Month Performance7.55%14.88%23.39%7.02%
1 Year Performance61.53%5.83%18.70%3.77%

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Aerojet Rocketdyne
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
N/A+3.6%$4.68B$2.24B63.735,283Positive News
High Trading Volume
3.1657 of 5 stars
3.17 / 5 stars
+48.3%$10.51B$2.85B28.258,600Short Interest ↑
Positive News
Huntington Ingalls Industries
4.6105 of 5 stars
4.61 / 5 stars
+9.9%$9.54B$11.45B13.6444,000Positive News
4.6761 of 5 stars
4.68 / 5 stars
-12.3%$5.33B$1.79B54.785,590Upcoming Earnings
Short Interest ↓
2.5451 of 5 stars
2.55 / 5 stars
+79.6%$4.72B$716.72M75.601,428Positive News
Spirit AeroSystems
1.6003 of 5 stars
1.60 / 5 stars
+21.6%$4.02B$6.05B-3.9720,655Analyst Downgrade
3.4858 of 5 stars
3.49 / 5 stars
+27.2%$2.56B$2.22B42.325,000Upcoming Earnings
Short Interest ↓
Triumph Group
4.2287 of 5 stars
4.23 / 5 stars
+37.3%$1.20B$1.19B2.364,530News Coverage
Positive News
2.7125 of 5 stars
2.71 / 5 stars
+13.9%$708.30M$689.21M-26.402,500Short Interest ↓
Positive News
National Presto Industries
2.4265 of 5 stars
2.43 / 5 stars
N/A-4.0%$507.30M$340.91M15.771,007Short Interest ↓

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This page (NASDAQ:KTOS) was last updated on 7/15/2024 by Staff

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