Analyzing Titan International (TWI) and Its Rivals

Titan International (NYSE: TWI) is one of 22 public companies in the “Blast furnaces & steel mills” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Titan International to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

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This table compares Titan International and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Titan International $1.47 billion -$60.04 million -24.39
Titan International Competitors $12.33 billion $652.37 million 15.43

Titan International’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Titan International. Titan International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Titan International pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Titan International pays out -4.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Blast furnaces & steel mills” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.6% and pay out 40.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Titan International and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Titan International -4.31% -6.94% -1.80%
Titan International Competitors 4.25% 10.75% 3.42%

Risk and Volatility

Titan International has a beta of 1.69, meaning that its share price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Titan International’s competitors have a beta of 1.38, meaning that their average share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.8% of Titan International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.6% of shares of all “Blast furnaces & steel mills” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.8% of Titan International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.4% of shares of all “Blast furnaces & steel mills” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Titan International and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Titan International 0 1 2 0 2.67
Titan International Competitors 306 903 1077 54 2.38

Titan International presently has a consensus target price of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.42%. As a group, “Blast furnaces & steel mills” companies have a potential upside of 13.64%. Given Titan International’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Titan International has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Titan International competitors beat Titan International on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Titan International Company Profile

Titan International, Inc. is a wheel, tire, and undercarriage industrial manufacturer and supplier. The Company’s segments are agricultural, earthmoving/construction, and consumer. The Company produces a range of products to meet the specifications of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and aftermarket customers in the agricultural, earthmoving/construction, and consumer markets. Its agricultural products include rims, wheels, tires, and undercarriage systems and components manufactured for use on various agricultural equipment. Its earthmoving/construction products include rims, wheels, tires, and undercarriage systems and components for various types of off-the-road (OTR) earthmoving, mining, military, construction, and forestry equipment. The Company’s consumer products include, but are not limited to, bias truck tires in Latin America and light truck tires in Russia, as well as products for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), turf, and golf cart applications.

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