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

Profitability

This table compares Oshkosh and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oshkosh 4.18% 15.14% 6.54%
Oshkosh Competitors 4.06% 13.41% 3.96%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Oshkosh and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Oshkosh $6.83 billion $285.60 million 23.63
Oshkosh Competitors $6.06 billion $48.37 million 118.93

Oshkosh has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Oshkosh is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

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.

Risk & Volatility

Oshkosh has a beta of 1.84, suggesting that its stock price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oshkosh’s rivals have a beta of 1.43, suggesting that their average stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.6% of Oshkosh shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.2% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Oshkosh shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.9% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are owned by 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Oshkosh and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oshkosh 0 3 10 0 2.77
Oshkosh Competitors 171 892 968 17 2.41

Oshkosh presently has a consensus price target of $92.75, indicating a potential upside of 4.10%. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies have a potential upside of 7.84%. Given Oshkosh’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Oshkosh has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Oshkosh beats its rivals on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

Oshkosh 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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