Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) (NYSE: MTW) and Hyster-Yale Materials Handling (NYSE:HY) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) and Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) 0 6 3 0 2.33
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling 0 1 2 0 2.67

Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) presently has a consensus target price of $7.23, suggesting a potential downside of 12.03%. Hyster-Yale Materials Handling has a consensus target price of $74.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1.45%. Given Hyster-Yale Materials Handling’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Hyster-Yale Materials Handling is more favorable than Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The).

Volatility and Risk

Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) has a beta of 1.36, meaning that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hyster-Yale Materials Handling has a beta of 1.05, meaning that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) and Hyster-Yale Materials Handling’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) -14.63% -14.85% -5.70%
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling 2.17% 11.73% 4.33%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) and Hyster-Yale Materials Handling’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) $1.43 billion 0.81 -$3.00 million ($1.51) -5.44
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling $2.72 billion 0.44 $101.90 million $3.58 20.37

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling has higher revenue and earnings than Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The). Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling pays an annual dividend of $1.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) does not pay a dividend. Hyster-Yale Materials Handling pays out 33.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Hyster-Yale Materials Handling has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

81.0% of Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.4% of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 26.3% of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling beats Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) Company Profile

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.

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Company Profile

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. is a lift truck manufacturer. The Company designs, engineers, manufactures, sells and services a line of lift trucks, attachments and aftermarket parts marketed globally under the Hyster and Yale brand names, mainly to independent Hyster and Yale retail dealerships. The Company operates through five segments: the Americas, EMEA, JAPIC, Bolzoni and Nuvera. The Company offers a range of solutions, including attachments and hydrogen fuel cell power products, telematics, automation and fleet management services, as well as an array of other power options for its lift trucks. The Company’s segments for the lift truck business include three management units: the Americas, EMEA and JAPIC. Americas includes operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Latin America and its corporate headquarters. EMEA includes operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. JAPIC includes operations in the Asia and Pacific regions including China.

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