Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) and Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) are both mid-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Navistar International Corporation and Oshkosh Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navistar International Corporation 1 7 4 0 2.25
Oshkosh Corporation 0 4 10 0 2.71

Navistar International Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $36.40, suggesting a potential downside of 6.59%. Oshkosh Corporation has a consensus price target of $92.75, suggesting a potential upside of 9.63%. Given Oshkosh Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Oshkosh Corporation is more favorable than Navistar International Corporation.

Risk and 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, Oshkosh Corporation has a beta of 1.87, indicating that its stock price is 87% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Navistar International Corporation and Oshkosh Corporation’s 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%
Oshkosh Corporation 4.18% 15.14% 6.54%

Dividends

Oshkosh Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Navistar International Corporation does not pay a dividend. Oshkosh Corporation pays out 25.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Oshkosh Corporation has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Navistar International Corporation and Oshkosh Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Navistar International Corporation $8.11 billion 0.47 -$97.00 million ($1.66) -23.48
Oshkosh Corporation $6.83 billion 0.93 $285.60 million $3.76 22.50

Oshkosh Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Navistar International Corporation. Navistar International Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Oshkosh Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.3% of Navistar International Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.4% of Oshkosh Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 21.8% of Navistar International Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.0% of Oshkosh Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Oshkosh Corporation beats Navistar International Corporation on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

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.

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