Hyster-Yale Materials Handling (NYSE: HY) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Hyster-Yale Materials Handling to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling has a beta of 1.06, suggesting that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hyster-Yale Materials Handling’s peers have a beta of 1.44, suggesting that their average share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

50.9% of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.3% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are owned by institutional investors. 26.3% of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.3% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling pays an annual dividend of $1.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Hyster-Yale Materials Handling pays out 31.6% 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 33.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Hyster-Yale Materials Handling has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years. Hyster-Yale Materials Handling is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Hyster-Yale Materials Handling and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling $2.57 billion $42.80 million 21.66
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Competitors $6.06 billion $48.37 million 166.17

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Hyster-Yale Materials Handling. Hyster-Yale Materials Handling 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.

Profitability

This table compares Hyster-Yale Materials Handling and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling 2.27% 11.34% 4.04%
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Competitors 4.06% 13.41% 3.96%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Hyster-Yale Materials Handling and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling 1 1 1 0 2.00
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Competitors 171 876 957 17 2.41

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling presently has a consensus target price of $74.00, suggesting a potential downside of 10.80%. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies have a potential upside of 9.74%. Given Hyster-Yale Materials Handling’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hyster-Yale Materials Handling has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling peers beat Hyster-Yale Materials Handling on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Company Profile

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. is a lift truck manufacturer. The Company designs, engineers, manufactures, sells and services a line of lift trucks, attachments and aftermarket parts marketed globally under the Hyster and Yale brand names, mainly to independent Hyster and Yale retail dealerships. The Company operates through five segments: the Americas, EMEA, JAPIC, Bolzoni and Nuvera. The Company offers a range of solutions, including attachments and hydrogen fuel cell power products, telematics, automation and fleet management services, as well as an array of other power options for its lift trucks. The Company’s segments for the lift truck business include three management units: the Americas, EMEA and JAPIC. Americas includes operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Latin America and its corporate headquarters. EMEA includes operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. JAPIC includes operations in the Asia and Pacific regions including China.

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