Manitex International (NASDAQ: MNTX) is one of 18 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Manitex International to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Manitex International and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Manitex International $274.79 million $6.67 million -3.55
Manitex International Competitors $696.10 million $107.92 million 49.52

Manitex International’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Manitex International. Manitex International 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 Manitex International and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Manitex International -15.69% 2.50% 0.78%
Manitex International Competitors -24.03% 10.43% 4.25%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Manitex International and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manitex International 0 0 2 0 3.00
Manitex International Competitors 44 290 286 7 2.41

Manitex International currently has a consensus price target of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 12.61%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies have a potential upside of 7.07%. Given Manitex International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Manitex International is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

Manitex International has a beta of 2.06, indicating that its stock price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Manitex International’s competitors have a beta of 1.52, indicating that their average stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

60.7% of Manitex International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.8% of Manitex International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Manitex International competitors beat Manitex International on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Manitex International Company Profile

Manitex International, Inc. is a provider of engineered specialty lifting and loading products. The Company operates in three business segments: the Lifting Equipment segment, the A.S.V., LLC (ASV) segment and the Equipment Distribution segment. Through its Lifting Equipment segment, the Company designs, manufactures and distributes a diverse group of products that serve various functions and are used in a range of industries. In the ASV segment, the Company manufactures a line of compact rubber tracked and skid steer loaders. In the Equipment Distribution segment, the Company markets products used primarily for infrastructure development and commercial construction applications that include road and bridge construction, general contracting, roofing, scrap handling, and sign construction and maintenance. The Company, through its subsidiary Manitex, Inc., markets a line of boom trucks, truck cranes and sign cranes.

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