Financial Survey: Manitex International (MNTX) and GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft (GEAGY)

Manitex International (NASDAQ:MNTX) and GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft (OTCMKTS:GEAGY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

54.9% of Manitex International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.8% of Manitex International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Manitex International and GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Manitex International -1.28% 6.69% 2.43%
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft 4.50% 8.46% 3.52%

Volatility and Risk

Manitex International has a beta of 1.51, meaning that its stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has a beta of 0.9, meaning that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft pays an annual dividend of $1.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Manitex International does not pay a dividend. GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft pays out 73.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Manitex International and GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manitex International 0 0 0 0 N/A
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Manitex International and GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Manitex International $213.11 million 0.69 -$8.07 million $0.20 37.35
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft $5.20 billion 0.88 $274.97 million $1.39 17.04

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

Summary

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft beats Manitex International on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Manitex International Company Profile

Manitex International, Inc. provides engineered lifting solutions. The company designs, manufactures, and distributes products that are used in various industries. It offers boom trucks and crane products primarily for use in industrial projects, energy exploration, and infrastructure development, including roads, bridges, and commercial construction. The company manufactures rough terrain cranes and material handling products for construction, municipality, and railroad industries; and truck mounted hydraulic knuckle boom cranes. It sells its products through dealers and rental distribution channel. The company was formerly known as Veri-Tek International, Corp. and changed its name to Manitex International, Inc. in May 2008. Manitex International, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Bridgeview, Illinois.

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft Company Profile

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft focuses on the development and production of process technology and components for the food processing industry worldwide. It operates in two segments, Business Area Equipment and Business Area Solutions. The Business Area Equipment segment offers separators, valves, pumps, homogenizers, and refrigeration compressors, as well as process technology solutions for food processing and packaging applications; and dairy equipment, feeding systems, and slurry engineering solutions. The Business Area Solutions segment provides process solutions for the food and beverages, pharma, and chemical industries. The company was formerly known as mg technologies ag and changed its name to GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft in 2005. GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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