Wabco Holdings (WBC) and Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) (MTW) Head to Head Contrast

Wabco Holdings (NYSE: WBC) and Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) (NYSE:MTW) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Wabco Holdings and Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The), as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Wabco Holdings 0 4 11 0 2.73
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) 0 5 5 0 2.50

Wabco Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $159.36, indicating a potential upside of 10.08%. Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) has a consensus target price of $9.40, indicating a potential downside of 4.89%. Given Wabco Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Wabco Holdings is more favorable than Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The).

Profitability

This table compares Wabco Holdings and Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wabco Holdings 9.75% 38.93% 10.53%
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) -4.01% -6.17% -2.38%

Volatility & Risk

Wabco Holdings has a beta of 1.68, meaning that its stock price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) has a beta of 1.56, meaning that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Wabco Holdings and Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The)’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Wabco Holdings $2.81 billion 2.76 $223.00 million $5.54 26.13
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) $1.61 billion 0.86 -$375.80 million ($0.34) -29.06

Wabco Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The). Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Wabco Holdings, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

96.8% of Wabco Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.7% of Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Wabco Holdings shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.8% of Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Wabco Holdings beats Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Wabco Holdings

WABCO Holdings Inc. is a supplier of electronic, mechanical, electro-mechanical and aerodynamic products for various manufacturers of commercial trucks, buses and trailers, as well as passenger cars. The Company engineers, develops, manufactures and sells braking, stability, suspension and transmission automation and air management systems primarily for commercial vehicles. Its products are pneumatic anti-lock braking systems, electronic braking systems, electronic stability control systems, brake controls, automated manual transmission systems, air disc brakes, and a range of conventional mechanical products, such as actuators, air compressors and air control valves for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses and trailers. The Company’s products also include air compressor and air processing/air management system; electronic and conventional air suspension systems; transmission automation; roll stability support; advanced driver assistance systems, and fleet management solutions.

About Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The)

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. is a provider of engineered lifting equipment for the construction industry. The Company operates through the Crane business segment. It designs, manufactures and distributes a line of crawler-mounted lattice-boom cranes, which it sells under the Manitowoc brand name. It also designs and manufactures a line of top-slewing and self-erecting tower cranes, which it sells under the Potain brand name. It designs and manufactures mobile telescopic cranes, which it sells under the Grove brand name and a line of hydraulically powered telescopic boom trucks, which it sells under the National Crane brand name. It also provides crane product parts and services and crane rebuilding, remanufacturing and training services, which are delivered under the Manitowoc Crane Care brand name. Its crane products are used in a range of applications, including energy production/distribution and utilities, petrochemical and industrial projects, and infrastructure applications.

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