Comparing Manitowoc (MTW) and Its Rivals

Manitowoc (NYSE: MTW) is one of 15 public companies in the “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Manitowoc to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Manitowoc and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manitowoc 0 5 6 0 2.55
Manitowoc Competitors 171 885 964 17 2.41

Manitowoc currently has a consensus target price of $39.33, indicating a potential upside of 0.12%. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies have a potential upside of 7.86%. Given Manitowoc’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Manitowoc has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Manitowoc and its peers’ 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%

Risk & Volatility

Manitowoc has a beta of 1.44, meaning that its share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Manitowoc’s peers have a beta of 1.43, meaning that their average share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Manitowoc $1.61 billion -$375.80 million -22.84
Manitowoc Competitors $6.06 billion $48.37 million 116.56

Manitowoc’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Manitowoc. Manitowoc 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

82.2% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of Manitowoc 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 large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Manitowoc peers beat Manitowoc on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Manitowoc Company Profile

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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