Oshkosh (OSK) & Its Rivals Critical Contrast

Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK) is one of 15 public companies in the “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Oshkosh to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and profitability.

Dividends

Oshkosh pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Oshkosh pays out 25.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.2% and pay out 33.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Oshkosh has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Oshkosh and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oshkosh 0 4 10 0 2.71
Oshkosh Competitors 171 885 963 17 2.41

Oshkosh currently has a consensus price target of $92.75, indicating a potential upside of 0.71%. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies have a potential upside of 6.43%. Given Oshkosh’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Oshkosh has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Oshkosh and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oshkosh 4.18% 15.14% 6.54%
Oshkosh Competitors 4.06% 13.41% 3.96%

Risk and Volatility

Oshkosh has a beta of 1.84, indicating that its stock price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oshkosh’s competitors have a beta of 1.44, indicating that their average stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Oshkosh and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Oshkosh $6.83 billion $285.60 million 24.49
Oshkosh Competitors $6.06 billion $48.37 million 113.46

Oshkosh has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Oshkosh is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.6% of Oshkosh shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.2% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Oshkosh shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.9% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Oshkosh beats its competitors on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Oshkosh

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.

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