Comparing Oshkosh Corporation (OSK) and ASV Holdings (ASV)

Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) and ASV Holdings (NASDAQ:ASV) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Dividends

Oshkosh Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. ASV Holdings does not pay a dividend. Oshkosh Corporation pays out 22.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. ASV Holdings has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Oshkosh Corporation and ASV Holdings’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oshkosh Corporation $6.83 billion 0.93 $285.60 million $3.76 22.50
ASV Holdings $103.80 million 0.76 -$1.17 million N/A N/A

Oshkosh Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than ASV Holdings.

Profitability

This table compares Oshkosh Corporation and ASV Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oshkosh Corporation 4.18% 15.14% 6.54%
ASV Holdings 0.33% -0.78% -0.40%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.4% of Oshkosh Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.6% of ASV Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Oshkosh Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Oshkosh Corporation and ASV Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oshkosh Corporation 0 4 10 0 2.71
ASV Holdings 0 0 2 0 3.00

Oshkosh Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $92.75, suggesting a potential upside of 9.63%. ASV Holdings has a consensus price target of $10.75, suggesting a potential upside of 34.38%. Given ASV Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe ASV Holdings is more favorable than Oshkosh Corporation.

Summary

Oshkosh Corporation beats ASV Holdings on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Oshkosh Corporation 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.

ASV Holdings Company Profile

ASV Holdings, Inc. (ASV) is engaged in designing and manufacturing a range of compact track loader (CTL) and skid steer loader (SSL) equipment for construction, agricultural and forestry industries. The Company manufactures Posi-Track, rubber-tracked CTLs with multi-level suspension. CTLs are compact tracked vehicles with lift arms that functions in wet, muddy, snowy or harsh conditions and where there are slopes and grades, such as in a construction, agriculture or forestry environment. SSLs are wheeled vehicles with lift arms that can be outfitted with the same attachments as CTLs and can therefore be used in the same applications. The Company also serves as a private label original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for several manufacturers. It provides pre- and post-sale dealer support, after-sale technical support and replacement parts. The Company markets through a distribution network in North America, Australia and New Zealand under the ASV and Terex brands.

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