WARTSILA OYJ/ADR (WRTBY) and Manitex International (NASDAQ:MNTX) Critical Review

WARTSILA OYJ/ADR (OTCMKTS:WRTBY) and Manitex International (NASDAQ:MNTX) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for WARTSILA OYJ/ADR and Manitex International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
WARTSILA OYJ/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Manitex International 0 0 1 0 3.00

Manitex International has a consensus price target of $11.00, suggesting a potential upside of 17.52%. Given Manitex International’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Manitex International is more favorable than WARTSILA OYJ/ADR.

Profitability

This table compares WARTSILA OYJ/ADR and Manitex International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
WARTSILA OYJ/ADR 7.78% 17.45% 7.14%
Manitex International -1.98% 6.07% 2.03%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

56.4% of Manitex International shares are held by institutional investors. 6.8% of Manitex International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares WARTSILA OYJ/ADR and Manitex International’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
WARTSILA OYJ/ADR $5.56 billion 2.29 $434.03 million $0.15 28.67
Manitex International $213.11 million 0.86 -$8.07 million $0.20 46.80

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

Risk and Volatility

WARTSILA OYJ/ADR has a beta of 0.57, suggesting that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Manitex International has a beta of 1.28, suggesting that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

WARTSILA OYJ/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Manitex International does not pay a dividend. WARTSILA OYJ/ADR pays out 26.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Manitex International beats WARTSILA OYJ/ADR on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

WARTSILA OYJ/ADR Company Profile

Wärtsilä Oyj Abp provides technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets worldwide. The company offers gas, multi-fuel, and liquid fuel power plants; and seals, bearings, and related equipment for the hydropower and tidal, and a range of industrial sectors. It also provides ballast water management systems; seismic, rig tensioning, CNG, and high pressure air and gas compressors; communication, and safety and security systems; and automation, dredge control and monitoring, integrated bridge control, and measurement and control technologies. It also provides electric propulsion and drives; power generation and distribution systems; navigation, automation, and communication systems; dynamic positioning, safety, and security solutions; and entertainment systems. In addition, the company offers dual fuel, diesel, and low-speed engines, as well as generating sets and auxiliary systems; architectural lighting, audio, broadcast, digital signage, dynamic lighting, and LED display systems; exhaust gas cleaning systems; single stage desalination systems and multi stage flash evaporators; and gas cargo handling, gas recovery, LNG, fuel gas handling, and tank control systems. Further, it provides inert gas systems; hybrid and integrated solutions; gears, propellers, propulsion control systems, rudders, thrusters, and waterjets; shaft generator and shore connection systems; centrifugal, deepwell, firefight, seawater lift, and gas fuel pumps, as well as pump room systems and valves; sonars and naval acoustics; and wet and dry products, as well as designs ferry, fishing, merchant, offshore, tug, and other vessels. Additionally, the company offers electrical and automation, 2 and 4-stroke engine, environmental, seal and bearing, hydro and tidal, industrial, propulsion, and other services. It serves merchant, offshore, cruise and ferry, special vessel, and navy segments. The company was founded in 1834 and is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

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.

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