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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Navistar International and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navistar International 1 7 5 0 2.31
Navistar International Competitors 171 885 963 17 2.41

Navistar International presently has a consensus price target of $37.64, indicating a potential downside of 5.93%. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies have a potential upside of 6.40%. Given Navistar International’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Navistar International has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navistar International -1.73% N/A -2.03%
Navistar International Competitors 4.06% 13.41% 3.96%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

83.2% of Navistar International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.2% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.8% of Navistar International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.9% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Navistar International has a beta of 2.71, suggesting that its stock price is 171% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Navistar International’s competitors have a beta of 1.43, suggesting that their average stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Navistar International and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Navistar International $8.11 billion -$97.00 million -24.10
Navistar International Competitors $6.06 billion $48.37 million 116.21

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

Summary

Navistar International competitors beat Navistar International on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Navistar International 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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