Toro (NYSE: TTC) and CNH Global NV (NYSE:CNH) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Toro and CNH Global NV’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Toro $2.39 billion 2.84 $230.99 million $2.37 26.57
CNH Global NV N/A N/A N/A $5.40 0.04

Toro has higher revenue and earnings than CNH Global NV. CNH Global NV is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Toro, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Toro pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. CNH Global NV does not pay a dividend. Toro pays out 29.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Toro has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Toro and CNH Global NV’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Toro 10.89% 43.29% 17.32%
CNH Global NV N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

75.0% of Toro shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.7% of Toro shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Toro and CNH Global NV, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Toro 0 3 1 0 2.25
CNH Global NV 0 0 0 0 N/A

Toro currently has a consensus price target of $58.67, indicating a potential downside of 6.83%. Given Toro’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Toro is more favorable than CNH Global NV.

Summary

Toro beats CNH Global NV on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Toro Company Profile

The Toro Company (Toro) is engaged in the designing, manufacturing, and marketing of professional turf maintenance equipment and services, turf irrigation systems, landscaping equipment and lighting products, snow and ice management products, agricultural micro-irrigation systems, rental and specialty construction equipment, and residential yard and snow thrower products. The Company operates through three segments: Professional, Residential and Distribution. Under the Professional segment, Toro designs professional turf, landscape and lighting, rental and specialty construction, snow and ice management, and agricultural products. The Residential segment provides products, such as riding products, home solutions products and snow thrower products. It manufactures and markets various walk power mower models. The Distribution segment consists of Company-owned domestic distributorship. Its brands include Toro, Exmark, BOSS, Irritrol, Hayter, Pope, Unique Lighting Systems and Lawn-Boy.

CNH Global NV Company Profile

CNH Global N.V. (CNH) is a global, full-line company in both the agricultural and construction equipment industries. The Company organizes its operations into three business segments: agricultural equipment, construction equipment and financial services. The Company markets its products globally through its two brand families, Case and New Holland. Case IH (along with Steyr in Europe) and New Holland make up its agricultural brand family. Case and New Holland Construction (along with Kobelco in North America) make up its construction equipment brand family. During the year ended December 31, 2012, the Company was manufacturing its products in 37 facilities globally and distributing its products in approximately 170 countries through a network of approximately 11,500 dealers and distributors.

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