Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) (NYSE: MTW) is one of 15 public companies in the “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) 0 5 6 0 2.55
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) Competitors 171 876 954 17 2.40

Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) currently has a consensus price target of $38.63, indicating a potential downside of 1.08%. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies have a potential upside of 8.80%. Given Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The)’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) -4.01% -6.17% -2.38%
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) Competitors 4.06% 13.41% 3.96%

Risk and Volatility

Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) has a beta of 1.44, suggesting that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The)’s peers have a beta of 1.44, suggesting that their average stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) $1.61 billion -$375.80 million -22.70
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) Competitors $6.06 billion $48.37 million 163.37

Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The)’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The). Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

84.1% of Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.8% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.3% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” 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.

Summary

Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) peers beat Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

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.

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