Comparing Titan International (TWI) and Its Peers

Titan International (NYSE: TWI) is one of 22 public companies in the “Blast furnaces & steel mills” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Titan International to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

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Titan International pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Titan International pays out -4.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Blast furnaces & steel mills” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.5% and pay out 40.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Titan International and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Titan International $1.47 billion -$60.04 million -22.31
Titan International Competitors $12.38 billion $665.62 million 16.11

Titan International’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Titan International. Titan International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Titan International and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Titan International -4.31% -6.94% -1.80%
Titan International Competitors 4.34% 10.81% 3.48%

Risk and Volatility

Titan International has a beta of 1.69, suggesting that its stock price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Titan International’s rivals have a beta of 1.38, suggesting that their average stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.8% of Titan International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.2% of shares of all “Blast furnaces & steel mills” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.8% of Titan International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.9% of shares of all “Blast furnaces & steel mills” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Titan International and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Titan International 0 1 1 0 2.50
Titan International Competitors 309 910 1082 56 2.38

Titan International currently has a consensus price target of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 9.79%. As a group, “Blast furnaces & steel mills” companies have a potential upside of 10.45%. Given Titan International’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Titan International has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Titan International rivals beat Titan International on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Titan International

Titan International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells wheels, tires, wheel and tire assemblies, and undercarriage systems and components for off-highway vehicles in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Agricultural, Earthmoving/Construction, and Consumer. The company offers rims, wheels, tires, and undercarriage systems and components for various agricultural equipment, including tractors, combines, skidders, plows, planters, and irrigation equipment; and off-the-road earthmoving, mining, military, construction, and forestry equipment comprising skid steers, aerial lifts, cranes, graders and levelers, scrapers, self-propelled shovel loaders, articulated dump trucks, load transporters, haul trucks, backhoe loaders, crawler tractors, lattice cranes, shovels, and hydraulic excavators. It also provides bias and light truck tires; and products for all-terrain vehicles, turf, and golf cart applications, as well as high-speed brakes. The company sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers, as well as to the aftermarket through independent distributors, equipment dealers, and own distribution centers. Titan International, Inc. was founded in 1890 and is based in Quincy, Illinois.

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