Comparing Manitowoc Food Service (WBT) & Its Competitors
Manitowoc Food Service (NYSE: WBT) is one of 57 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Manitowoc Food Service to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and profitability.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Manitowoc Food Service and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Manitowoc Food Service||0||2||2||0||2.50|
|Manitowoc Food Service Competitors||284||1629||1737||19||2.41|
Manitowoc Food Service currently has a consensus price target of $21.25, suggesting a potential downside of 5.89%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 1.48%. Given Manitowoc Food Service’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Manitowoc Food Service has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
87.9% of Manitowoc Food Service shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.4% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Manitowoc Food Service shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.4% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned 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
Manitowoc Food Service has a beta of 2.46, meaning that its stock price is 146% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Manitowoc Food Service’s rivals have a beta of 1.26, meaning that their average stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Manitowoc Food Service and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Manitowoc Food Service||$1.46 billion||$265.30 million||38.93|
|Manitowoc Food Service Competitors||$2.20 billion||$347.24 million||23.81|
Manitowoc Food Service’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Manitowoc Food Service. Manitowoc Food Service is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Manitowoc Food Service and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Manitowoc Food Service||5.57%||-280.03%||5.02%|
|Manitowoc Food Service Competitors||1.29%||6.56%||4.52%|
Manitowoc Food Service beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
Manitowoc Food Service Company Profile
Welbilt, Inc., formerly Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc., is a commercial foodservice equipment company. The Company designs, manufactures and supplies food and beverage equipment for the global commercial foodservice market, offering customers operator and patron insights, kitchen solutions, culinary expertise, and implementation support and service. It operates through three segments: Americas, EMEA and APAC. The Americas segment includes the United States, Canada and Latin America. The EMEA segment consists of markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa, including Russia and the commonwealth of independent states. The APAC segment consists of markets in China, Singapore, Australia, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. It supplies foodservice equipment to commercial and institutional foodservice operators. Its brands include Cleveland, Convotherm, Delfield, fitKitchen, Frymaster, Garland, Kolpak, Lincoln, Manitowoc Ice, Merco, Merrychef and Multiplex.
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