CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare CNH Industrial to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for CNH Industrial and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CNH Industrial 1 3 4 0 2.38
CNH Industrial Competitors 171 876 957 17 2.41

CNH Industrial presently has a consensus target price of $11.27, suggesting a potential downside of 14.13%. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies have a potential upside of 8.69%. Given CNH Industrial’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CNH Industrial has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

18.3% of CNH Industrial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.8% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.3% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CNH Industrial and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
CNH Industrial $24.87 billion -$252.00 million 41.00
CNH Industrial Competitors $6.06 billion $48.37 million 162.77

CNH Industrial has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. CNH Industrial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

CNH Industrial has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CNH Industrial’s peers have a beta of 1.44, suggesting that their average share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

CNH Industrial pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. CNH Industrial pays out 37.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.3% and pay out 33.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. CNH Industrial lags its peers as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares CNH Industrial and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CNH Industrial 1.66% 14.63% 1.41%
CNH Industrial Competitors 4.00% 12.86% 3.82%

Summary

CNH Industrial peers beat CNH Industrial on 12 of the 15 factors compared.

CNH Industrial Company Profile

CNH Industrial N.V. is a capital goods company. The Company is engaged in the design, production, marketing, sale and financing of agricultural and construction equipment, trucks, commercial vehicles, buses and specialty vehicles for firefighting, defense and other uses, as well as engines, transmissions and axles for vehicles and engines under marine and power generation applications. Its segments include Agricultural Equipment, which designs, manufactures and distributes farm machinery and implements; Construction Equipment, which designs, manufactures and distributes construction equipment; Commercial Vehicles, which designs, produces and sells a range of light, medium and heavy vehicles for the transportation and distribution of goods; Powertrain, which designs, manufactures and offers a range of propulsion and transmission systems, and axles for on- and off-road applications, and Financial Services, which offers a range of financial services to dealers and customers.

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