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

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ASV Holdings $103.80 million 0.76 -$1.17 million N/A N/A
Terex Corporation $4.44 billion 0.85 -$176.10 million ($1.92) -23.34

ASV Holdings has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Terex Corporation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for ASV Holdings and Terex Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ASV Holdings 0 0 2 0 3.00
Terex Corporation 2 7 5 0 2.21

ASV Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $10.75, suggesting a potential upside of 33.04%. Terex Corporation has a consensus price target of $40.33, suggesting a potential downside of 10.01%. Given ASV Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe ASV Holdings is more favorable than Terex Corporation.

Dividends

Terex Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. ASV Holdings does not pay a dividend. Terex Corporation pays out -16.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Terex Corporation has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares ASV Holdings and Terex Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ASV Holdings 0.33% -0.78% -0.40%
Terex Corporation -2.62% 7.01% 2.60%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

42.6% of ASV Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.2% of Terex Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Terex Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Terex Corporation beats ASV Holdings on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ASV Holdings

ASV Holdings, Inc. (ASV) is engaged in designing and manufacturing a range of compact track loader (CTL) and skid steer loader (SSL) equipment for construction, agricultural and forestry industries. The Company manufactures Posi-Track, rubber-tracked CTLs with multi-level suspension. CTLs are compact tracked vehicles with lift arms that functions in wet, muddy, snowy or harsh conditions and where there are slopes and grades, such as in a construction, agriculture or forestry environment. SSLs are wheeled vehicles with lift arms that can be outfitted with the same attachments as CTLs and can therefore be used in the same applications. The Company also serves as a private label original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for several manufacturers. It provides pre- and post-sale dealer support, after-sale technical support and replacement parts. The Company markets through a distribution network in North America, Australia and New Zealand under the ASV and Terex brands.

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.

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