Northrop Grumman Corporation operates as an aerospace and defense company worldwide. More Details
Solid track record established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Northrop Grumman's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: NOC is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: NOC's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Aerospace & Defense
1 Year Return
US Aerospace & Defense
Return vs Industry: NOC underperformed the US Aerospace & Defense industry which returned 25.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: NOC underperformed the US Market which returned 57.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Northrop Grumman's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Northrop Grumman undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: NOC ($340.69) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($358.66)
Significantly Below Fair Value: NOC is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: NOC is good value based on its PE Ratio (17.9x) compared to the US Aerospace & Defense industry average (34.8x).
PE vs Market: NOC is good value based on its PE Ratio (17.9x) compared to the US market (22.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: NOC is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: NOC is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.4x) compared to the US Aerospace & Defense industry average (2.9x).
How is Northrop Grumman forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 16 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: NOC's forecast earnings growth (6.9% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: NOC's earnings (6.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (18.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: NOC's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: NOC's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: NOC's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: NOC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (28.8%)
How has Northrop Grumman performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: NOC has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: NOC's current net profit margins (8.7%) are higher than last year (6.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: NOC's earnings have grown by 6.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: NOC's earnings growth over the past year (41.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (6.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: NOC earnings growth over the past year (41.9%) exceeded the Aerospace & Defense industry -1.3%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst NOC's Return on Equity (30.14%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is Northrop Grumman's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: NOC's short term assets ($15.3B) exceed its short term liabilities ($9.6B).
Long Term Liabilities: NOC's short term assets ($15.3B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($24.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: NOC's debt to equity ratio (141.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: NOC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 117.5% to 141.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: NOC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (28.7%).
Interest Coverage: NOC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.1x coverage).
What is Northrop Grumman current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: NOC's dividend (1.7%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.26%).
High Dividend: NOC's dividend (1.7%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.5%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: NOC's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: NOC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (29.7%), NOC's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: NOC's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (26.3% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Kathy Warden (48 yo)
Ms. Kathy J. Warden has been President of Northrop Grumman Corporation since January 1, 2018, Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2019 and Chairman of the Board August 1, 2019. Ms. Warden served as th...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Kathy's total compensation ($USD20.31M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.98M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Kathy's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: NOC's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: NOC's board of directors are considered experienced (8.9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: NOC insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Northrop Grumman Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Northrop Grumman Corporation
- Ticker: NOC
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1939
- Industry: Aerospace and Defense
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: US$54.838b
- Shares outstanding: 160.96m
- Website: https://www.northropgrumman.com
Number of Employees
- Northrop Grumman Corporation
- 2980 Fairview Park Drive
- Falls Church
- United States
Northrop Grumman Corporation operates as an aerospace and defense company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Aeronautics Systems, Defense Systems, Mission Systems, and Space Systems. Th...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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