Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) and Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) (NYSE:MTW) are both large-cap heavy machinery & vehicles – nec companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Oshkosh Corporation has a beta of 1.87, meaning that its share price is 87% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) has a beta of 1.44, meaning that its share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Oshkosh Corporation and Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The)’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oshkosh Corporation $6.83 billion 0.95 $216.40 million $3.77 22.98
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) $1.61 billion 0.88 -$375.80 million ($1.51) -6.65

Oshkosh Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The). Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Oshkosh Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Oshkosh Corporation and Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oshkosh Corporation 4.18% 15.14% 6.54%
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) -14.63% -14.85% -5.70%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Oshkosh Corporation and Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The), as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oshkosh Corporation 0 4 10 0 2.71
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) 0 5 4 0 2.44

Oshkosh Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $92.75, suggesting a potential upside of 7.05%. Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) has a consensus price target of $9.07, suggesting a potential downside of 9.65%. Given Oshkosh Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Oshkosh Corporation is more favorable than Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The).

Dividends

Oshkosh Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) does not pay a dividend. Oshkosh Corporation pays out 22.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Oshkosh Corporation has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

94.4% of Oshkosh Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.0% of Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Oshkosh Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.8% of Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Oshkosh Corporation beats Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) on 14 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Oshkosh Corporation Company Profile

Oshkosh Corporation is a manufacturer and marketer of access equipment, specialty vehicles and truck bodies for the primary markets of defense, concrete placement, refuse hauling, access equipment, and fire and emergency. The company’s brands include Oshkosh, JLG, Pierce, McNeilus, IMT, Frontline, Jerr-Dan, CON-E-CO and London. The Company operates through four segments: Access equipment, Defense, Fire & emergency and Commercial. The Access equipment segment provides aerial work platforms and telehandlers to position workers and materials at elevated heights. The Defense segment provides supply parts and services and wheeled vehicles. The Fire & Emergency segment manufactures and markets commercial and custom fire vehicles, simulators and emergency vehicles. The Commercial segment manufactures, markets and distributes concrete mixers, portable concrete batch plants, and vehicle and vehicle body components.

Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) Company Profile

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. is a provider of engineered lifting equipment for the construction industry. The Company operates through the Crane business segment. It designs, manufactures and distributes a line of crawler-mounted lattice-boom cranes, which it sells under the Manitowoc brand name. It also designs and manufactures a line of top-slewing and self-erecting tower cranes, which it sells under the Potain brand name. It designs and manufactures mobile telescopic cranes, which it sells under the Grove brand name and a line of hydraulically powered telescopic boom trucks, which it sells under the National Crane brand name. It also provides crane product parts and services and crane rebuilding, remanufacturing and training services, which are delivered under the Manitowoc Crane Care brand name. Its crane products are used in a range of applications, including energy production/distribution and utilities, petrochemical and industrial projects, and infrastructure applications.

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