Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX) and ASV Holdings (NYSE:ASV) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Terex Corporation and ASV Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Terex Corporation -1.76% 4.98% 1.79%
ASV Holdings 5.12% 11.75% 6.11%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Terex Corporation and ASV Holdings’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Terex Corporation $4.22 billion 0.84 $152.10 million ($0.63) -62.78
ASV Holdings $110.31 million 0.70 $10.71 million N/A N/A

Terex Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than ASV Holdings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

97.4% of Terex Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Terex Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Terex Corporation and ASV Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Terex Corporation 3 6 6 0 2.20
ASV Holdings 0 0 2 0 3.00

Terex Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $36.15, indicating a potential downside of 8.59%. ASV Holdings has a consensus target price of $10.75, indicating a potential upside of 35.90%. Given ASV Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe ASV Holdings is more favorable than Terex Corporation.

Dividends

Terex Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. ASV Holdings does not pay a dividend. Terex Corporation pays out -50.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. ASV Holdings has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Summary

Terex Corporation beats ASV Holdings on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Terex Corporation Company Profile

Terex Corporation is a manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services that deliver lifecycle solutions. The Company has three business segments: Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), Cranes and Materials Processing (MP). It delivers lifecycle solutions to a range of industries, including the construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, utility, quarrying and mining industries. The AWP segment designs, manufactures, services and markets aerial work platform equipment, telehandlers and light towers. The AWP segment’s products are used by its customers to construct and maintain industrial, commercial and residential buildings and facilities, and for other commercial operations, as well as in a range of infrastructure projects. The Cranes segment’s products are used by its customers for construction and manufacturing facilities, among others. The MP segment’s products are used by its customers in construction, infrastructure and recycling projects.

ASV Holdings Company Profile

ASV Holdings, Inc. (ASV) is engaged in designing and manufacturing a range of compact track loader (CTL) and skid steer loader (SSL) equipment for construction, agricultural and forestry industries. The Company manufactures Posi-Track, rubber-tracked CTLs with multi-level suspension. CTLs are compact tracked vehicles with lift arms that functions in wet, muddy, snowy or harsh conditions and where there are slopes and grades, such as in a construction, agriculture or forestry environment. SSLs are wheeled vehicles with lift arms that can be outfitted with the same attachments as CTLs and can therefore be used in the same applications. The Company also serves as a private label original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for several manufacturers. It provides pre- and post-sale dealer support, after-sale technical support and replacement parts. The Company markets through a distribution network in North America, Australia and New Zealand under the ASV and Terex brands.

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