Head to Head Survey: ASV (ASV) and Terex (TEX)

Terex (NYSE: TEX) and ASV (NASDAQ:ASV) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Terex and ASV’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Terex -2.62% 7.01% 2.60%
ASV 0.33% -0.78% -0.40%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Terex and ASV’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Terex $4.44 billion 0.87 -$176.10 million ($0.86) -53.27
ASV $103.80 million 0.78 -$1.17 million N/A N/A

ASV has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Terex.

Dividends

Terex pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. ASV does not pay a dividend. Terex pays out -37.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Terex has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Terex and ASV, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Terex 2 7 5 0 2.21
ASV 0 0 3 0 3.00

Terex presently has a consensus target price of $40.33, indicating a potential downside of 11.96%. ASV has a consensus target price of $10.92, indicating a potential upside of 32.32%. Given ASV’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe ASV is more favorable than Terex.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

96.8% of Terex shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.2% of ASV shares are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Terex shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Terex beats ASV on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Terex

Terex Corporation is a manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services that deliver lifecycle solutions. The Company has three business segments: Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), Cranes and Materials Processing (MP). It delivers lifecycle solutions to a range of industries, including the construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, utility, quarrying and mining industries. The AWP segment designs, manufactures, services and markets aerial work platform equipment, telehandlers and light towers. The AWP segment’s products are used by its customers to construct and maintain industrial, commercial and residential buildings and facilities, and for other commercial operations, as well as in a range of infrastructure projects. The Cranes segment’s products are used by its customers for construction and manufacturing facilities, among others. The MP segment’s products are used by its customers in construction, infrastructure and recycling projects.

About ASV

ASV Holdings, Inc. (ASV) is engaged in designing and manufacturing a range of compact track loader (CTL) and skid steer loader (SSL) equipment for construction, agricultural and forestry industries. The Company manufactures Posi-Track, rubber-tracked CTLs with multi-level suspension. CTLs are compact tracked vehicles with lift arms that functions in wet, muddy, snowy or harsh conditions and where there are slopes and grades, such as in a construction, agriculture or forestry environment. SSLs are wheeled vehicles with lift arms that can be outfitted with the same attachments as CTLs and can therefore be used in the same applications. The Company also serves as a private label original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for several manufacturers. It provides pre- and post-sale dealer support, after-sale technical support and replacement parts. The Company markets through a distribution network in North America, Australia and New Zealand under the ASV and Terex brands.

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