EnPro Industries (NPO) vs. Manitex International (MNTX) Head-To-Head Contrast

EnPro Industries (NYSE: NPO) and Manitex International (NASDAQ:MNTX) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

94.5% of EnPro Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.7% of Manitex International shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of EnPro Industries shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.8% of Manitex International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

EnPro Industries has a beta of 1.15, indicating that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Manitex International has a beta of 2.06, indicating that its stock price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for EnPro Industries and Manitex International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EnPro Industries 0 1 2 0 2.67
Manitex International 0 0 2 0 3.00

EnPro Industries presently has a consensus target price of $85.00, suggesting a potential upside of 4.83%. Manitex International has a consensus target price of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 11.61%. Given Manitex International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Manitex International is more favorable than EnPro Industries.

Profitability

This table compares EnPro Industries and Manitex International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EnPro Industries 1.56% 8.71% 2.06%
Manitex International -2.65% -8.31% -2.01%

Dividends

EnPro Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Manitex International does not pay a dividend. EnPro Industries pays out 103.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares EnPro Industries and Manitex International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EnPro Industries $1.18 billion 1.47 $162.20 million $0.85 95.39
Manitex International $274.79 million 0.54 $6.67 million ($2.50) -3.58

EnPro Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Manitex International. Manitex International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than EnPro Industries, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

EnPro Industries beats Manitex International on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

EnPro Industries Company Profile

EnPro Industries, Inc. is engaged in the designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing engineered industrial products. It operates through three segments. The Sealing Products segment includes three operating divisions: Garlock, which designs, manufactures and sells sealing products; Technetics, which designs, manufactures and sells metal seals and elastomeric seals, among others, and Stemco LP (Stemco), which designs, manufactures and sells heavy-duty truck wheel-end components and systems. The Engineered Products segment includes two industrial products businesses: GGB, which designs, manufactures and sells self-lubricating, non-rolling, metal polymer and engineered plastics, among others, and Compressor Products International, which designs, manufactures, sells and services components. The Power Systems segment includes Fairbanks Morse business, which designs, manufactures, sells and services heavy-duty, medium-speed diesel, natural gas and dual fuel reciprocating engines.

Manitex International Company Profile

Manitex International, Inc. is a provider of engineered specialty lifting and loading products. The Company operates in three business segments: the Lifting Equipment segment, the A.S.V., LLC (ASV) segment and the Equipment Distribution segment. Through its Lifting Equipment segment, the Company designs, manufactures and distributes a diverse group of products that serve various functions and are used in a range of industries. In the ASV segment, the Company manufactures a line of compact rubber tracked and skid steer loaders. In the Equipment Distribution segment, the Company markets products used primarily for infrastructure development and commercial construction applications that include road and bridge construction, general contracting, roofing, scrap handling, and sign construction and maintenance. The Company, through its subsidiary Manitex, Inc., markets a line of boom trucks, truck cranes and sign cranes.

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