Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) and CNH Industrial NV (NASDAQ:CNHI) are both mid-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitabiliy, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

82.4% of Navistar International Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 21.8% of Navistar International Corporation shares 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Navistar International Corporation and CNH Industrial NV’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Navistar International Corporation $7.91 billion 0.33 $260.00 million ($2.46) -10.79
CNH Industrial NV $23.98 billion 0.66 $2.41 billion N/A N/A

CNH Industrial NV has higher revenue and earnings than Navistar International Corporation.

Profitability

This table compares Navistar International Corporation and CNH Industrial NV’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navistar International Corporation -2.66% N/A -2.88%
CNH Industrial NV 0.55% 4.11% 0.27%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Navistar International Corporation and CNH Industrial NV, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navistar International Corporation 2 8 3 0 2.08
CNH Industrial NV 1 5 1 0 2.00

Navistar International Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $25.58, suggesting a potential downside of 3.67%. CNH Industrial NV has a consensus price target of $8.71, suggesting a potential downside of 25.07%. Given Navistar International Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Navistar International Corporation is more favorable than CNH Industrial NV.

Summary

CNH Industrial NV beats Navistar International Corporation on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Navistar International Corporation Company Profile

Navistar International Corporation is a holding company whose principal operating entities are Navistar, Inc. and Navistar Financial Corporation (NFC). The Company’s segments include Truck, Parts, Global Operations (collectively, Manufacturing operations) and Financial Services, which consists of NFC and its foreign finance operations (collectively, Financial Services operations). The Truck segment manufactures and distributes Class 4 through 8 trucks, buses and military vehicles under the International and IC Bus brands, along with production of engines. The Parts segment supports its brands of International commercial trucks, IC buses and engines. The Global Operations segment includes operations of its subsidiary, International Industria de Motores da America do Sul Ltda. (IIAA). The Financial Services segment provides and manages retail, wholesale and lease financing of products sold by the Truck and Parts segments and their dealers.

CNH Industrial NV Company Profile

CNH Industrial N.V. is a capital goods company. The Company is engaged in the design, production, marketing, sale and financing of agricultural and construction equipment, trucks, commercial vehicles, buses and specialty vehicles for firefighting, defense and other uses, as well as engines, transmissions and axles for vehicles and engines under marine and power generation applications. Its segments include Agricultural Equipment, which designs, manufactures and distributes farm machinery and implements; Construction Equipment, which designs, manufactures and distributes construction equipment; Commercial Vehicles, which designs, produces and sells a range of light, medium and heavy vehicles for the transportation and distribution of goods; Powertrain, which designs, manufactures and offers a range of propulsion and transmission systems, and axles for on- and off-road applications, and Financial Services, which offers a range of financial services to dealers and customers.

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