CAE (CAE) & Its Peers Financial Review

CAE (NYSE: CAE) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare CAE to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

52.1% of CAE shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.3% of shares of all “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.3% of CAE shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.3% of shares of all “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CAE $2.06 billion $191.59 million 24.67
CAE Competitors $793.44 million $37.86 million 4.61

CAE has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. CAE is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for CAE and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CAE 0 2 2 0 2.50
CAE Competitors 43 278 455 12 2.55

CAE presently has a consensus price target of $22.00, suggesting a potential upside of 12.88%. As a group, “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies have a potential upside of 18.81%. Given CAE’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CAE has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

CAE has a beta of 0.77, indicating that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CAE’s rivals have a beta of 0.76, indicating that their average share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.


CAE pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. CAE pays out 36.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 33.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. CAE has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years. CAE lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CAE 11.31% 13.03% 5.20%
CAE Competitors -0.24% -138.93% 17.98%


CAE beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

CAE Company Profile

CAE Inc. provides training for the civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare markets. The Company designs and integrates training solutions. It operates through three segments: Civil Aviation Training Solutions, Defense and Security, and Healthcare. The Company provides training solutions for flight, cabin, maintenance and ground personnel in commercial, business and helicopter aviation, a range of flight simulation training devices, as well as ab initio pilot training and crew sourcing services. The Company is a training systems integrator for defense forces across the air, land and sea domains, and for government and civil security organizations responsible for public safety. The Company designs, manufactures and markets simulators, simulation center management solutions and courseware for training of medical and allied healthcare students and clinicians in educational institutions, hospitals and defense organizations across the world.

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