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

Insider & 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 company insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Manitex International and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Manitex International $274.79 million $6.67 million -3.59
Manitex International Competitors $696.10 million $107.92 million 48.96

Manitex International’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Manitex International. Manitex International 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Manitex International and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manitex International 0 0 2 0 3.00
Manitex International Competitors 94 403 338 25 2.34

Manitex International currently has a consensus target price of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 11.36%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies have a potential upside of 7.04%. Given Manitex International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Manitex International is more favorable than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

Manitex International has a beta of 2.07, meaning that its stock price is 107% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Manitex International’s peers have a beta of 1.49, meaning that their average stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Manitex International and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Manitex International -2.65% -8.31% -2.01%
Manitex International Competitors -23.71% 9.46% 3.93%

Summary

Manitex International peers beat Manitex International on 7 of the 12 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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