Allison Transmission Holdings (NYSE: ALSN) and CNH Industrial NV (NASDAQ:CNHI) are both mid-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Allison Transmission Holdings and CNH Industrial NV, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Allison Transmission Holdings 1 5 5 1 2.50
CNH Industrial NV 1 4 2 0 2.14

Allison Transmission Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $41.43, indicating a potential upside of 13.29%. CNH Industrial NV has a consensus price target of $10.97, indicating a potential downside of 3.36%. Given Allison Transmission Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Allison Transmission Holdings is more favorable than CNH Industrial NV.


Allison Transmission Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. CNH Industrial NV does not pay a dividend. Allison Transmission Holdings pays out 33.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. CNH Industrial NV has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.


This table compares Allison Transmission Holdings and CNH Industrial NV’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Allison Transmission Holdings 14.32% 31.27% 6.77%
CNH Industrial NV 0.55% 4.11% 0.27%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Allison Transmission Holdings and CNH Industrial NV’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Allison Transmission Holdings $1.98 billion 2.75 $707.40 million $1.78 20.55
CNH Industrial NV $24.18 billion 0.64 $2.44 billion N/A N/A

CNH Industrial NV has higher revenue and earnings than Allison Transmission Holdings.


Allison Transmission Holdings beats CNH Industrial NV on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Allison Transmission Holdings Company Profile

Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries design and manufacture commercial and defense fully-automatic transmissions. The Company manufactures fully-automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, and medium-and heavy-tactical United States defense vehicles. The Company’s transmissions are used in a range of applications, including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (primarily school, transit and hybrid-transit), motorhomes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (energy, mining and construction) and defense vehicles (wheeled and tracked). The Company’s transmissions are sold under the Allison Transmission brand name and remanufactured transmissions are sold under the ReTran brand name. The Company has developed over 100 different models that were used in more than 2,500 different vehicle configurations and were compatible with over 500 combinations of engines, as of December 31, 2016.

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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