Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX) and PACCAR (NASDAQ:PCAR) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Terex Corporation and PACCAR’s 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%
PACCAR 7.77% 18.61% 6.23%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Terex Corporation and PACCAR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Terex Corporation 3 5 6 0 2.21
PACCAR 1 10 8 0 2.37

Terex Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $37.83, suggesting a potential downside of 12.97%. PACCAR has a consensus target price of $71.75, suggesting a potential upside of 2.62%. Given PACCAR’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe PACCAR is more favorable than Terex Corporation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Terex Corporation and PACCAR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Terex Corporation $4.22 billion 0.92 $152.10 million ($0.63) -69.00
PACCAR $17.26 billion 1.42 $2.36 billion $3.74 18.70

PACCAR has higher revenue and earnings than Terex Corporation. Terex Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than PACCAR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.4% of Terex Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.7% of PACCAR shares are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Terex Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.6% of PACCAR shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Terex Corporation has a beta of 1.84, suggesting that its share price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PACCAR has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Terex Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. PACCAR pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Terex Corporation pays out -50.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. PACCAR pays out 26.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Terex Corporation has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Summary

PACCAR beats Terex Corporation on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Terex Corporation

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.

About PACCAR

PACCAR Inc (PACCAR) is a technology company. The Company’s segments include Truck, Parts and Financial Services. The Truck segment includes the design, manufacture and distribution of light-, medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks. The Company’s trucks are marketed under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. It also manufactures engines, primarily for use in the Company’s trucks, at its facilities in Columbus, Mississippi; Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and Ponta Grossa, Brazil. The Parts segment includes the distribution of aftermarket parts for trucks and related commercial vehicles. The Financial Services segment includes finance and leasing products and services provided to customers and dealers. Its Other business includes the manufacturing and marketing of industrial winches. The Company operates in Australia and Brazil and sells trucks and parts to customers in Asia, Africa, Middle East and South America.

Receive News & Stock Ratings for Terex Corporation Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Terex Corporation and related stocks with our FREE daily email newsletter.