Head to Head Analysis: Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) and Its Peers
Douglas Dynamics (NYSE: PLOW) is one of 15 public companies in the “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Douglas Dynamics to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
91.4% of Douglas Dynamics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.4% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.2% of Douglas Dynamics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.3% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Douglas Dynamics and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Douglas Dynamics Competitors||168||872||945||17||2.41|
Douglas Dynamics presently has a consensus target price of $42.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.19%. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies have a potential upside of 4.84%. Given Douglas Dynamics’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Douglas Dynamics has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Douglas Dynamics and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Douglas Dynamics||$416.27 million||$39.00 million||30.37|
|Douglas Dynamics Competitors||$4.89 billion||$80.18 million||163.95|
Douglas Dynamics’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Douglas Dynamics. Douglas Dynamics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Douglas Dynamics pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Douglas Dynamics pays out 71.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.3% and pay out 33.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Douglas Dynamics has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
Risk and Volatility
Douglas Dynamics has a beta of 1.16, meaning that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Douglas Dynamics’ peers have a beta of 1.43, meaning that their average share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Douglas Dynamics and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Douglas Dynamics Competitors||4.32%||13.68%||4.33%|
Douglas Dynamics peers beat Douglas Dynamics on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
About Douglas Dynamics
Douglas Dynamics, Inc. is a manufacturer and up-fitter of commercial vehicle attachments and equipment. The Company’s portfolio includes snow and ice management attachments sold under the BLIZZARD, FISHER, HENDERSON, SNOWEX and WESTERN brands, turf care equipment under the TURFEX brand and industrial maintenance equipment under the SWEEPEX brand. The Company operates through two segments: Work Truck Attachments and Work Truck Solutions. The Work Truck Attachments segment includes snow and ice management attachments sold under the FISHER, WESTERN, HENDERSON and SNOWEX brands. The Work Truck Solutions segment includes the up-fit of attachments and storage solutions for commercial work vehicles under the DEJANA brand and its related sub-brands. In its Work Truck Attachments segment, the Company offers a product line of snowplows, and sand and salt spreaders for light and heavy duty trucks. Its Work Truck Solutions products consist of truck and vehicle up-fits.
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