Manitex International (NASDAQ: MNTX) is one of 18 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Manitex International to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Manitex International has a beta of 2.06, indicating that its stock price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Manitex International’s rivals have a beta of 1.51, indicating that their average stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Manitex International and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Manitex International $274.79 million $6.67 million -3.51
Manitex International Competitors $696.10 million $107.92 million 49.78

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Manitex International and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manitex International 0 0 2 0 3.00
Manitex International Competitors 94 405 339 25 2.34

Manitex International presently has a consensus price target of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 13.90%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies have a potential upside of 5.65%. Given Manitex International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Manitex International is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

60.7% of Manitex International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.8% of Manitex International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Manitex International and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Manitex International -15.69% 2.50% 0.78%
Manitex International Competitors -24.03% 10.43% 4.25%

Summary

Manitex International rivals beat Manitex International on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Manitex International Company Profile

Manitex International, Inc. is a provider of engineered specialty lifting and loading products. The Company operates in three business segments: the Lifting Equipment segment, the A.S.V., LLC (ASV) segment and the Equipment Distribution segment. Through its Lifting Equipment segment, the Company designs, manufactures and distributes a diverse group of products that serve various functions and are used in a range of industries. In the ASV segment, the Company manufactures a line of compact rubber tracked and skid steer loaders. In the Equipment Distribution segment, the Company markets products used primarily for infrastructure development and commercial construction applications that include road and bridge construction, general contracting, roofing, scrap handling, and sign construction and maintenance. The Company, through its subsidiary Manitex, Inc., markets a line of boom trucks, truck cranes and sign cranes.

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