Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is one of 15 public companies in the “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Navistar International Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

Navistar International Corporation has a beta of 2.75, indicating that its stock price is 175% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Navistar International Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.43, indicating that their average stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Navistar International Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navistar International Corporation 1 7 4 0 2.25
Navistar International Corporation Competitors 169 873 947 17 2.40

Navistar International Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $36.40, suggesting a potential downside of 8.66%. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies have a potential upside of 8.38%. Given Navistar International Corporation’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Navistar International Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Navistar International Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navistar International Corporation -1.73% N/A -2.03%
Navistar International Corporation Competitors 4.32% 13.61% 4.34%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Navistar International Corporation and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Navistar International Corporation $8.11 billion -$97.00 million -24.01
Navistar International Corporation Competitors $4.89 billion $80.18 million 170.49

Navistar International Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Navistar International Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

83.9% of Navistar International Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.4% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.8% of Navistar International Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.3% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Navistar International Corporation peers beat Navistar International Corporation on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Navistar International Corporation Company Profile

Navistar International Corporation is a holding company whose principal operating entities are Navistar, Inc. and Navistar Financial Corporation (NFC). The Company’s segments include Truck, Parts, Global Operations (collectively, Manufacturing operations) and Financial Services, which consists of NFC and its foreign finance operations (collectively, Financial Services operations). The Truck segment manufactures and distributes Class 4 through 8 trucks, buses and military vehicles under the International and IC Bus brands, along with production of engines. The Parts segment supports its brands of International commercial trucks, IC buses and engines. The Global Operations segment includes operations of its subsidiary, International Industria de Motores da America do Sul Ltda. (IIAA). The Financial Services segment provides and manages retail, wholesale and lease financing of products sold by the Truck and Parts segments and their dealers.

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