Reviewing Manitowoc (MTW) & The Competition

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 businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Manitowoc $1.61 billion -$375.80 million -22.74
Manitowoc Competitors $6.06 billion $48.37 million 167.39

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

81.0% of Manitowoc shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.3% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of Manitowoc shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.3% 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 is poised for long-term growth.

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%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Manitowoc and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manitowoc 0 5 6 0 2.55
Manitowoc Competitors 171 878 960 17 2.41

Manitowoc presently has a consensus target price of $39.33, indicating a potential upside of 0.56%. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies have a potential upside of 6.44%. Given Manitowoc’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Manitowoc has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

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 1.44, suggesting that their average stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Manitowoc peers beat Manitowoc on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

About Manitowoc

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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