Financial Comparison: Oshkosh (OSK) vs. The Competition

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


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 3.81% 12.45% 3.75%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Oshkosh and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Oshkosh $6.83 billion $285.60 million 24.24
Oshkosh Competitors $6.09 billion $58.14 million 163.05

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.


Oshkosh pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. 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 35.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Oshkosh has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

Oshkosh has a beta of 1.84, suggesting that its share price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oshkosh’s competitors have a beta of 1.43, suggesting that their average share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.0% of Oshkosh shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.2% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Oshkosh shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.4% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Oshkosh and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oshkosh 0 3 10 0 2.77
Oshkosh Competitors 175 905 984 17 2.41

Oshkosh presently has a consensus price target of $93.75, suggesting a potential upside of 2.85%. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies have a potential upside of 1.35%. Given Oshkosh’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Oshkosh is more favorable than its competitors.


Oshkosh beats its competitors on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Oshkosh 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.

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