Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) (MTW) vs. AGCO Corporation (AGCO) Head-To-Head Comparison

Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) (NYSE: MTW) and AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) and AGCO Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) $1.43 billion 0.91 -$3.00 million ($1.51) -6.14
AGCO Corporation $7.65 billion 0.78 $604.20 million $2.28 32.74

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) -14.63% -14.85% -5.70%
AGCO Corporation 2.40% 6.84% 2.67%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

81.0% of Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.7% of AGCO Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 2.8% of Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.6% of AGCO Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

AGCO Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) does not pay a dividend. AGCO Corporation pays out 24.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. AGCO Corporation has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) and AGCO Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) 0 6 3 0 2.33
AGCO Corporation 3 9 3 0 2.00

Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) presently has a consensus price target of $8.13, indicating a potential downside of 12.26%. AGCO Corporation has a consensus price target of $68.00, indicating a potential downside of 8.91%. Given AGCO Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe AGCO Corporation is more favorable than Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The).

Volatility and Risk

Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) has a beta of 1.38, indicating that its share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AGCO Corporation has a beta of 0.86, indicating that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

AGCO Corporation beats Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The) Company Profile

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.

AGCO Corporation Company Profile

AGCO Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and related replacement parts. The Company sells a range of agricultural equipment, including tractors, combines, self-propelled sprayers, hay tools, forage equipment, seeding and tillage equipment, implements, and grain storage and protein production systems. The Company’s segments are North America, South America, Europe/Middle East, and Asia/Pacific/Africa. The Company’s products are marketed under various brands, including Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra. As of December 31, 2016, the Company distributed its products through over 3,000 independent dealers and distributors in more than 150 countries. In addition, the Company also provides retail and wholesale financing through its finance joint ventures with Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A. (Rabobank). The Company’s AGCO Power engines division produces diesel engines, gears and generating sets.

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