Reviewing Manitowoc (MTW) & Gencor Industries, Inc. (DE) (GENC)

Manitowoc (NYSE:MTW) and Gencor Industries, Inc. (DE) (NASDAQ:GENC) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Manitowoc and Gencor Industries, Inc. (DE)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Manitowoc 2.56% 1.80% 0.75%
Gencor Industries, Inc. (DE) 10.16% 7.35% 6.72%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Manitowoc and Gencor Industries, Inc. (DE), as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manitowoc 1 5 7 0 2.46
Gencor Industries, Inc. (DE) 0 0 0 0 N/A

Manitowoc currently has a consensus target price of $30.45, suggesting a potential upside of 54.20%. Given Manitowoc’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Manitowoc is more favorable than Gencor Industries, Inc. (DE).

Volatility and Risk

Manitowoc has a beta of 1.62, suggesting that its stock price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gencor Industries, Inc. (DE) has a beta of 0.58, suggesting that its stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

83.8% of Manitowoc shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.6% of Gencor Industries, Inc. (DE) shares are held by institutional investors. 2.8% of Manitowoc shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 31.8% of Gencor Industries, Inc. (DE) shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Manitowoc and Gencor Industries, Inc. (DE)’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Manitowoc $1.58 billion 0.44 $9.40 million ($0.26) -75.96
Gencor Industries, Inc. (DE) $80.61 million 2.04 $8.41 million N/A N/A

Manitowoc has higher revenue and earnings than Gencor Industries, Inc. (DE).

About Manitowoc

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. provides engineered lifting equipment for the construction industry in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific. It designs, manufactures, and distributes crawler-mounted lattice-boom cranes under the Manitowoc brand; a line of top-slewing and self-erecting tower cranes under the Potain brand; mobile telescopic cranes under the Grove brand; and a line of hydraulically powered telescopic boom trucks under the National Crane brand. The company also provides crane product parts and services; and crane rebuilding, remanufacturing, and training services under the Manitowoc Crane Care brand. Its products are used in various applications, including energy production/distribution and utilities; petrochemical and industrial projects; infrastructure applications, such as road, bridge, and airport construction; and commercial and high-rise residential construction. The Manitowoc Company, Inc. was founded in 1853 and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

About Gencor Industries, Inc. (DE)

Gencor Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells heavy machinery used in the production of highway construction materials and environmental control equipment. The company offers hot-mix asphalt plants to produce asphalt paving materials; related asphalt plant equipment, including hot mix storage silos, fabric filtration systems, cold feed bins, and other plant components; and a range of mobile batch plants. It also provides combustion systems that transform solid, liquid, or gaseous fuels into usable energy, or burn multiple fuels in asphalt and aggregate drying industries; soil remediation machines; and combustion systems for rotary dryers, kilns, fume and liquid incinerators, and fuel heaters, as well as industrial incinerators. In addition, the company offers thermal fluid heat transfer systems that transfer heat for storage, heating, and pumping viscous materials, such as asphalt, chemicals, heavy oils, etc. in various industrial and petrochemical applications; and specialty storage tanks for various industrial uses. It sells its products primarily to the highway construction industry through its sales representatives, and independent dealers and agents worldwide. The company was formerly known as Mechtron International Corporation and changed its name to Gencor Industries, Inc. in 1987. Gencor Industries, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Orlando, Florida.

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