ASV (NASDAQ: ASV) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare ASV to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares ASV and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ASV 0.33% -0.78% -0.40%
ASV Competitors 4.06% 13.41% 3.96%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ASV and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
ASV $103.80 million -$1.17 million N/A
ASV Competitors $6.06 billion $48.37 million 113.46

ASV’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than ASV.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for ASV and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ASV 0 0 3 0 3.00
ASV Competitors 171 885 963 17 2.41

ASV presently has a consensus price target of $10.92, suggesting a potential upside of 28.43%. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies have a potential upside of 5.64%. Given ASV’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe ASV is more favorable than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

41.2% of ASV shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.2% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.9% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

ASV peers beat ASV on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

About ASV

ASV Holdings, Inc. (ASV) is engaged in designing and manufacturing a range of compact track loader (CTL) and skid steer loader (SSL) equipment for construction, agricultural and forestry industries. The Company manufactures Posi-Track, rubber-tracked CTLs with multi-level suspension. CTLs are compact tracked vehicles with lift arms that functions in wet, muddy, snowy or harsh conditions and where there are slopes and grades, such as in a construction, agriculture or forestry environment. SSLs are wheeled vehicles with lift arms that can be outfitted with the same attachments as CTLs and can therefore be used in the same applications. The Company also serves as a private label original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for several manufacturers. It provides pre- and post-sale dealer support, after-sale technical support and replacement parts. The Company markets through a distribution network in North America, Australia and New Zealand under the ASV and Terex brands.

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