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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Manitowoc and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Manitowoc $1.61 billion -$375.80 million -23.09
Manitowoc Competitors $6.06 billion $48.37 million 116.71

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

Risk & Volatility

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

Profitability

This table compares Manitowoc and its rivals’ 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%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

81.0% of Manitowoc shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.3% 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, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Manitowoc and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manitowoc 0 5 6 0 2.55
Manitowoc Competitors 171 884 962 17 2.41

Manitowoc currently has a consensus target price of $39.33, suggesting a potential downside of 0.96%. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies have a potential upside of 7.49%. Given Manitowoc’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Manitowoc has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Manitowoc rivals 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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