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

Dividends

PACCAR pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. PACCAR pays out 25.6% 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. PACCAR is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PACCAR 7.61% 18.77% 6.33%
PACCAR Competitors 4.06% 13.41% 3.96%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PACCAR and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PACCAR $17.03 billion $521.70 million 17.98
PACCAR Competitors $6.06 billion $48.37 million 116.53

PACCAR has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. PACCAR 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.

Volatility and Risk

PACCAR has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PACCAR’s competitors have a beta of 1.43, indicating that their average share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for PACCAR and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PACCAR 1 13 8 0 2.32
PACCAR Competitors 171 885 965 17 2.41

PACCAR currently has a consensus target price of $75.17, indicating a potential upside of 7.20%. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies have a potential upside of 7.57%. Given PACCAR’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe PACCAR has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.4% of PACCAR shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.2% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of PACCAR shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.9% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

PACCAR competitors beat PACCAR on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

PACCAR Company Profile

PACCAR Inc (PACCAR) is a technology company. The Company’s segments include Truck, Parts and Financial Services. The Truck segment includes the design, manufacture and distribution of light-, medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks. The Company’s trucks are marketed under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. It also manufactures engines, primarily for use in the Company’s trucks, at its facilities in Columbus, Mississippi; Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and Ponta Grossa, Brazil. The Parts segment includes the distribution of aftermarket parts for trucks and related commercial vehicles. The Financial Services segment includes finance and leasing products and services provided to customers and dealers. Its Other business includes the manufacturing and marketing of industrial winches. The Company operates in Australia and Brazil and sells trucks and parts to customers in Asia, Africa, Middle East and South America.

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