The Manitowoc (NYSE: MTW) and Columbus McKinnon (NASDAQ:CMCO) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for The Manitowoc and Columbus McKinnon, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
The Manitowoc currently has a consensus price target of $35.25, suggesting a potential upside of 30.12%. Columbus McKinnon has a consensus price target of $49.67, suggesting a potential upside of 32.73%. Given Columbus McKinnon’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Columbus McKinnon is more favorable than The Manitowoc.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
81.5% of The Manitowoc shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.2% of Columbus McKinnon shares are held by institutional investors. 2.8% of The Manitowoc shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.9% of Columbus McKinnon shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
The Manitowoc has a beta of 1.58, meaning that its share price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Columbus McKinnon has a beta of 1.86, meaning that its share price is 86% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares The Manitowoc and Columbus McKinnon’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Columbus McKinnon pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. The Manitowoc does not pay a dividend. Columbus McKinnon pays out 15.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares The Manitowoc and Columbus McKinnon’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|The Manitowoc||$1.58 billion||0.61||$9.40 million||($0.26)||-104.19|
|Columbus McKinnon||$637.12 million||1.35||$8.98 million||$1.32||28.35|
The Manitowoc has higher revenue and earnings than Columbus McKinnon. The Manitowoc is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Columbus McKinnon, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Columbus McKinnon beats The Manitowoc on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
The Manitowoc Company Profile
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. provides engineered lifting equipment for the construction industry in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific. It designs, manufactures, and distributes crawler-mounted lattice-boom cranes under the Manitowoc brand; a line of top-slewing and self-erecting tower cranes under the Potain brand; mobile telescopic cranes under the Grove brand; and a line of hydraulically powered telescopic boom trucks the National Crane brand. The company also provides crane product parts and services; and crane rebuilding, remanufacturing, and training services under the Manitowoc Crane Care brand. Its products are used in various applications, including energy production/distribution and utilities; petrochemical and industrial projects; infrastructure applications, such as road, bridge, and airport construction; and commercial and high-rise residential construction. The Manitowoc Company, Inc. was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
Columbus McKinnon Company Profile
Columbus McKinnon Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets hoists, actuators, cranes, rigging tools, digital power control systems, and other material handling products for commercial and industrial end-user markets worldwide. It offers various electric chain hoists, electric wire rope hoists, hand-operated hoists, winches, lever tools, and air-powered hoists, as well as supplies hoist trolleys; below-the-hook tooling, clamps, and textile strappings; and explosion-protected hoists. The company also provides alloy and carbon steel chains; alloy chains under the Herc-Alloy brand; load chains and carbon steel welded-link chains; alloy and carbon steel closed-die forged chain attachments, including hooks, shackles, Hammerloks, and master links; eye, shank, and ramshorn lifting hooks; and carbon steel forged and stamped products, such as load binders, logging tools, and other securing devices. In addition, it offers overhead steel jib and gantry cranes, and overhead aluminum light rail workstations under the CES, Abell-Howe, and Washington Equipment brands; industrial components, including mechanical and electromechanical actuators and rotary unions; and power and motion control systems, which comprise AC and DC drive systems, radio remote controls, push button pendant stations, brakes, and collision avoidance, and power delivery subsystems, as well as AC and DC digital motion control systems for underground coal mining equipment. Further, the company provides DC high-performance elevator drives, AC drives, and regenerative controls; and tire shredders. The company sells its products through its sales force and independent sales representatives under the CM, Coffing, Chester, Duff-Norton, Electromotive Systems, Enrange, IMPULSE, M-FORCE, Mondel, OmniPulse, Pfaff, Quattro, Shaw-Box, Telemotive, Unified, STB, Yale, and STAHL brands. Columbus McKinnon Corporation was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Getzville, New York.
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