Manitowoc (MTW) versus Its Peers Head-To-Head Review

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

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 insiders. Comparatively, 8.9% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Manitowoc and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

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

Manitowoc presently has a consensus target price of $39.33, indicating a potential downside of 2.89%. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies have a potential upside of 7.30%. Given Manitowoc’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Manitowoc has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


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%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Manitowoc $1.61 billion -$375.80 million -23.55
Manitowoc Competitors $6.06 billion $48.37 million 114.31

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.


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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