Head-To-Head Review: Cubic Corporation (CUB) and The Competition

Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) is one of 42 publicly-traded companies in the “Aerospace & Defense” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Cubic Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

Cubic Corporation has a beta of 1.05, suggesting that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cubic Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.07, suggesting that their average share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Cubic Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Cubic Corporation pays out -22.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.3% and pay out 32.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

88.0% of Cubic Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.3% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.9% of Cubic Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.9% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by company 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.


This table compares Cubic Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cubic Corporation -2.20% -4.74% -2.22%
Cubic Corporation Competitors -7.04% 22.70% 3.33%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Cubic Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cubic Corporation 0 0 6 0 3.00
Cubic Corporation Competitors 479 2135 2331 84 2.40

Cubic Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $56.67, indicating a potential upside of 6.92%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 5.80%. Given Cubic Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Cubic Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cubic Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Cubic Corporation $1.46 billion $1.73 million -44.54
Cubic Corporation Competitors $8.89 billion $722.08 million 164.41

Cubic Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Cubic Corporation. Cubic Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Cubic Corporation Company Profile

Cubic Corporation (Cubic) designs, integrates and operates systems, products and services that provide situational awareness for its customers in the transportation and defense industries. The Company operates in three business segments across the global transportation and defense markets, which include Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), Cubic Global Defense (CGD) and Cubic Global Defense Services (CGD Services). The Company’s CTS segment is a systems integrator of payment and information technology and services for travel solutions. The Company’s CGD Systems is focused on two primary lines of business: training systems and secure communications (SC) products. The Company’s CGD Services segment is a provider of training, operations, intelligence, maintenance, technical and other support services to the United States government and its agencies and allied nations. It also provides cross-domain hardware solutions to address multi-level security challenges across common networks.

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