Financial Review: Toro Company (The) (TTC) and CNH Global NV (CNH)

Toro Company (The) (NYSE: TTC) and CNH Global NV (NYSE:CNH) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Toro Company (The) and CNH Global NV’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Toro Company (The) 10.63% 45.32% 17.73%
CNH Global NV N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Toro Company (The) and CNH Global NV, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Toro Company (The) 0 3 1 0 2.25
CNH Global NV 0 0 0 0 N/A

Toro Company (The) presently has a consensus target price of $58.67, indicating a potential downside of 5.48%.

Dividends

Toro Company (The) pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. CNH Global NV does not pay a dividend. Toro Company (The) pays out 29.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. CNH Global NV has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

75.8% of Toro Company (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.7% of Toro Company (The) shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Toro Company (The) and CNH Global NV’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Toro Company (The) $2.39 billion 2.80 $230.99 million $2.37 26.19
CNH Global NV N/A N/A N/A $5.40 N/A

Toro Company (The) has higher revenue and earnings than CNH Global NV. CNH Global NV is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Toro Company (The), indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Toro Company (The) beats CNH Global NV on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Toro Company (The)

The Toro Company (Toro) is engaged in the designing, manufacturing, and marketing of professional turf maintenance equipment and services, turf irrigation systems, landscaping equipment and lighting products, snow and ice management products, agricultural micro-irrigation systems, rental and specialty construction equipment, and residential yard and snow thrower products. The Company operates through three segments: Professional, Residential and Distribution. Under the Professional segment, Toro designs professional turf, landscape and lighting, rental and specialty construction, snow and ice management, and agricultural products. The Residential segment provides products, such as riding products, home solutions products and snow thrower products. It manufactures and markets various walk power mower models. The Distribution segment consists of Company-owned domestic distributorship. Its brands include Toro, Exmark, BOSS, Irritrol, Hayter, Pope, Unique Lighting Systems and Lawn-Boy.

About CNH Global NV

CNH Global N.V. (CNH) is a global, full-line company in both the agricultural and construction equipment industries. The Company organizes its operations into three business segments: agricultural equipment, construction equipment and financial services. The Company markets its products globally through its two brand families, Case and New Holland. Case IH (along with Steyr in Europe) and New Holland make up its agricultural brand family. Case and New Holland Construction (along with Kobelco in North America) make up its construction equipment brand family. During the year ended December 31, 2012, the Company was manufacturing its products in 37 facilities globally and distributing its products in approximately 170 countries through a network of approximately 11,500 dealers and distributors.

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