Wabco Holdings (WBC) and Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) (MTW) Financial Review

Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) (NYSE: MTW) and Wabco Holdings (NYSE:WBC) are both heavy machinery & vehicles – nec companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) has a beta of 1.56, indicating that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Wabco Holdings has a beta of 1.68, indicating that its stock price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) and Wabco Holdings’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) $1.61 billion 0.85 -$375.80 million ($0.34) -28.59
Wabco Holdings $2.81 billion 2.77 $223.00 million $5.54 26.18

Wabco Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The). Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Wabco Holdings, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

80.7% of Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.8% of Wabco Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Wabco Holdings shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) and Wabco Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) 0 5 5 0 2.50
Wabco Holdings 0 4 11 0 2.73

Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) presently has a consensus target price of $9.40, indicating a potential downside of 3.33%. Wabco Holdings has a consensus target price of $159.36, indicating a potential upside of 9.88%. Given Wabco Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Wabco Holdings is more favorable than Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The).

Profitability

This table compares Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) and Wabco Holdings’ 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%
Wabco Holdings 9.75% 38.93% 10.53%

Summary

Wabco Holdings beats Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Wabco Holdings

WABCO Holdings Inc. is a supplier of electronic, mechanical, electro-mechanical and aerodynamic products for various manufacturers of commercial trucks, buses and trailers, as well as passenger cars. The Company engineers, develops, manufactures and sells braking, stability, suspension and transmission automation and air management systems primarily for commercial vehicles. Its products are pneumatic anti-lock braking systems, electronic braking systems, electronic stability control systems, brake controls, automated manual transmission systems, air disc brakes, and a range of conventional mechanical products, such as actuators, air compressors and air control valves for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses and trailers. The Company’s products also include air compressor and air processing/air management system; electronic and conventional air suspension systems; transmission automation; roll stability support; advanced driver assistance systems, and fleet management solutions.

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