Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) (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 Company, Inc. (The) to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) $1.61 billion -$375.80 million -22.70
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) Competitors $6.06 billion $48.37 million 165.64

Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The)’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The). Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.1% of Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) 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 Company, Inc. (The) 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 hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) 0 5 6 0 2.55
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) Competitors 171 876 954 17 2.40

Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) presently has a consensus price target of $38.63, suggesting a potential downside of 1.08%. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies have a potential upside of 8.50%. Given Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The)’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

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

Profitability

This table compares Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) -4.01% -6.17% -2.38%
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) Competitors 4.07% 13.48% 3.97%

Summary

Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) competitors beat Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The)

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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