Manitowoc (NYSE: MTW) is one of 15 public companies in the “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Manitowoc to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Manitowoc and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Manitowoc $1.61 billion -$375.80 million -22.90
Manitowoc Competitors $6.06 billion $48.37 million 164.99

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

Profitability

This table compares Manitowoc and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Manitowoc -4.01% -6.17% -2.38%
Manitowoc Competitors 4.06% 13.41% 3.96%

Risk and Volatility

Manitowoc has a beta of 1.44, meaning that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Manitowoc’s competitors have a beta of 1.44, meaning that their average stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Manitowoc and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manitowoc 0 5 6 0 2.55
Manitowoc Competitors 171 876 957 17 2.41

Manitowoc presently has a consensus target price of $39.33, indicating a potential downside of 0.16%. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies have a potential upside of 8.61%. Given Manitowoc’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Manitowoc has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

84.1% of Manitowoc shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.8% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.8% of Manitowoc shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.3% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Manitowoc competitors beat Manitowoc on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Manitowoc

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. is a provider of engineered lifting equipment for the construction industry. The Company operates through the Crane business segment. It designs, manufactures and distributes a line of crawler-mounted lattice-boom cranes, which it sells under the Manitowoc brand name. It also designs and manufactures a line of top-slewing and self-erecting tower cranes, which it sells under the Potain brand name. It designs and manufactures mobile telescopic cranes, which it sells under the Grove brand name and a line of hydraulically powered telescopic boom trucks, which it sells under the National Crane brand name. It also provides crane product parts and services and crane rebuilding, remanufacturing and training services, which are delivered under the Manitowoc Crane Care brand name. Its crane products are used in a range of applications, including energy production/distribution and utilities, petrochemical and industrial projects, and infrastructure applications.

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