Head-To-Head Review: Safran (OTCMKTS:SAFRF) vs. Archer Aviation (NYSE:ACHR)

Safran (OTCMKTS:SAFRFGet Free Report) and Archer Aviation (NYSE:ACHRGet Free Report) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

23.8% of Safran shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.3% of Archer Aviation shares are held by institutional investors. 27.2% of Archer Aviation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Safran and Archer Aviation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Safran N/A N/A N/A
Archer Aviation N/A -129.17% -88.00%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Safran and Archer Aviation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Safran 0 0 0 0 N/A
Archer Aviation 0 0 5 0 3.00

Archer Aviation has a consensus target price of $9.60, indicating a potential upside of 121.45%. Given Archer Aviation’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Archer Aviation is more favorable than Safran.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Safran and Archer Aviation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Safran N/A N/A N/A $3.76 58.50
Archer Aviation N/A N/A -$457.90 million ($1.73) -2.51

Archer Aviation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Safran, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

About Safran

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Safran SA, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the aerospace and defense businesses worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Aerospace Propulsion; Aircraft Equipment, Defense and Aerosystems; and Aircraft Interiors. The Aerospace Propulsion segment designs, develops, produces, and markets propulsion and mechanical power transmission systems for commercial aircraft, military transport, training and combat aircraft, civil and military helicopters, satellites, and drones; and offers maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, as well as sells spare parts. The Aircraft Equipment, Defense and Aerosystems segment provides landing gears and brakes; nacelles and reversers; avionics, such as flight controls and onboard information systems; security systems, including evacuation slides and oxygen masks; onboard computers and fuel systems; electrical power management systems and related engineering services; and optronic equipment and sights, navigation equipment and sensors, infantry, and drones, as well as offers MRO services and sells spare parts. The Aircraft Interiors segment designs, develops, manufactures, and markets aircraft seats for passengers and crew; cabin equipment, overhead bins, class dividers, passenger service units, cabin interior solutions, chilling systems, galleys, electrical inserts, and trolleys and cargo equipment; and cabin and passenger solutions, such as water distribution equipment, lavatories, air systems, and in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems. Its products and services are used in civil and military aircraft, and helicopters. Safran SA was founded in 1896 and is based in Paris, France.

About Archer Aviation

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Archer Aviation Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in designs, develops, and operates electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft for use in urban air mobility. The company was formerly known as Atlas Crest Investment Corp. and changed its name to Archer Aviation Inc. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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