Workhorse Group (NASDAQ:WKHS) & Oshkosh (NASDAQ:OSK) Financial Comparison

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

12.1% of Workhorse Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.7% of Oshkosh shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.4% of Workhorse Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of Oshkosh shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Workhorse Group and Oshkosh, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Workhorse Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
Oshkosh 1 6 6 0 2.38

Workhorse Group presently has a consensus target price of $4.00, suggesting a potential upside of 8.99%. Oshkosh has a consensus target price of $84.62, suggesting a potential upside of 2.25%. Given Workhorse Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Workhorse Group is more favorable than Oshkosh.

Risk & Volatility

Workhorse Group has a beta of 1.4, meaning that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oshkosh has a beta of 1.99, meaning that its share price is 99% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Oshkosh pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Workhorse Group does not pay a dividend. Oshkosh pays out 17.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Oshkosh has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Workhorse Group and Oshkosh’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Workhorse Group $760,000.00 316.07 -$36.50 million N/A N/A
Oshkosh $7.71 billion 0.75 $471.90 million $6.36 13.01

Oshkosh has higher revenue and earnings than Workhorse Group.


This table compares Workhorse Group and Oshkosh’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Workhorse Group -6,410.76% N/A -298.88%
Oshkosh 6.76% 21.98% 10.27%


Oshkosh beats Workhorse Group on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Workhorse Group

Workhorse Group Inc. designs, manufactures, builds, sells, and leases battery-electric vehicles and aircraft in the United States. It operates through two divisions, Automotive and Aviation. The company also develops cloud-based and real-time telematics performance monitoring systems that enable fleet operators to optimize energy and route efficiency. Its products include electric cargo vans, and medium and light-duty pickup trucks, as well as HorseFly delivery drones and truck systems. The company was formerly known as AMP Holding Inc. and changed its name to Workhorse Group Inc. in April 2015. Workhorse Group Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Loveland, Ohio.

About Oshkosh

Oshkosh Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies worldwide. The company's Access Equipment segment provides aerial work platforms and telehandlers for use in various construction, industrial, institutional, and general maintenance applications. This segment also offers rental fleet loans and leases, and floor plan and retail financing through third-party funding arrangements; towing and recovery equipment; carriers and wreckers; equipment installation services; and chassis and service parts sales. Its Defense segment provides heavy, medium, and light tactical wheeled vehicles and related services to the department of defense. The company's Fire & Emergency segment offers custom and commercial fire apparatus; and emergency vehicles, such as pumpers, aerial platform, ladder and tiller trucks, tankers, rescue vehicles, wild land rough terrain response vehicles, mobile command and control centers, bomb squad vehicles, hazardous materials control vehicles, and other emergency response vehicles. This segment also provides aircraft rescue and firefighting, snow removal, and broadcast and communication vehicles, as well as command trucks, and military simulator shelters and trailers. Its Commercial segment offers front-and rear-discharge concrete mixers, portable and stationary concrete batch plants for the concrete ready-mix industry; refuse collection vehicles to waste service industry; and field service vehicles and truck-mounted cranes for the construction, equipment dealer, building supply, utility, tire service, railroad, and mining industries. Oshkosh Corporation provides its products through direct sales representatives, dealers, and distributors. The company was formerly known as Oshkosh Truck Corporation and changed its name to Oshkosh Corporation in February 2008. Oshkosh Corporation was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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