Allison Transmission Holdings (NYSE: ALSN) and ASV Holdings (NYSE:ASV) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Allison Transmission Holdings and ASV Holdings’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Allison Transmission Holdings $1.98 billion 2.60 $707.40 million $1.78 19.42
ASV Holdings $110.31 million 0.71 $10.71 million N/A N/A

Allison Transmission Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than ASV Holdings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Allison Transmission Holdings and ASV Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Allison Transmission Holdings 2 6 4 0 2.17
ASV Holdings 0 0 2 0 3.00

Allison Transmission Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $39.63, indicating a potential upside of 14.62%. ASV Holdings has a consensus price target of $10.75, indicating a potential upside of 35.22%. Given ASV Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ASV Holdings is more favorable than Allison Transmission Holdings.

Dividends

Allison Transmission Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. ASV Holdings does not pay a dividend. Allison Transmission Holdings pays out 33.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Allison Transmission Holdings has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Allison Transmission Holdings and ASV Holdings’ 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%
ASV Holdings 5.12% 11.75% 6.11%

Summary

Allison Transmission Holdings beats ASV Holdings on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Allison Transmission Holdings

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.

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.

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