Manitowoc Food Service (NYSE: WBT) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Manitowoc Food Service to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Manitowoc Food Service and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manitowoc Food Service 0 4 3 0 2.43
Manitowoc Food Service Competitors 292 1684 1794 19 2.41

Manitowoc Food Service presently has a consensus target price of $22.33, suggesting a potential upside of 1.56%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 1.87%. Given Manitowoc Food Service’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Manitowoc Food Service has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Manitowoc Food Service and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Manitowoc Food Service 5.57% -280.03% 5.02%
Manitowoc Food Service Competitors 3.02% 6.59% 4.74%

Volatility & Risk

Manitowoc Food Service has a beta of 2.22, meaning that its share price is 122% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Manitowoc Food Service’s competitors have a beta of 1.26, meaning that their average share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

87.8% of Manitowoc Food Service shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.1% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Manitowoc Food Service shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.3% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Manitowoc Food Service and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Manitowoc Food Service $1.46 billion $79.50 million 37.91
Manitowoc Food Service Competitors $3.33 billion $236.61 million 0.37

Manitowoc Food Service’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Manitowoc Food Service. Manitowoc Food Service is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Manitowoc Food Service competitors beat Manitowoc Food Service on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Manitowoc Food Service Company Profile

Welbilt, Inc., formerly Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc., is a commercial foodservice equipment company. The Company designs, manufactures and supplies food and beverage equipment for the global commercial foodservice market, offering customers operator and patron insights, kitchen solutions, culinary expertise, and implementation support and service. It operates through three segments: Americas, EMEA and APAC. The Americas segment includes the United States, Canada and Latin America. The EMEA segment consists of markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa, including Russia and the commonwealth of independent states. The APAC segment consists of markets in China, Singapore, Australia, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. It supplies foodservice equipment to commercial and institutional foodservice operators. Its brands include Cleveland, Convotherm, Delfield, fitKitchen, Frymaster, Garland, Kolpak, Lincoln, Manitowoc Ice, Merco, Merrychef and Multiplex.

Receive News & Ratings for Manitowoc Food Service Inc. Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Manitowoc Food Service Inc. and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.