Comparing Oshkosh (OSK) and Its Peers
Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK) is one of 15 public companies in the “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Oshkosh to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.
Risk & Volatility
Oshkosh has a beta of 1.84, meaning that its share price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oshkosh’s peers have a beta of 1.43, meaning that their average share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.
93.6% of Oshkosh shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.2% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Oshkosh shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.9% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Oshkosh pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Oshkosh pays out 25.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.3% and pay out 33.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Oshkosh has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Oshkosh and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Oshkosh||$6.83 billion||$285.60 million||23.44|
|Oshkosh Competitors||$6.06 billion||$48.37 million||120.96|
Oshkosh has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Oshkosh 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.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Oshkosh and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Oshkosh currently has a consensus price target of $92.75, indicating a potential upside of 4.94%. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies have a potential upside of 7.29%. Given Oshkosh’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Oshkosh has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
This table compares Oshkosh and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Oshkosh beats its peers on 10 of the 15 factors compared.
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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