Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, heavy-equipment maker Manitowoc
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Manitowoc's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Manitowoc, Wis. (1853)|
|Market Cap||$1.12 billion|
|Industry||Farm and construction machinery|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$3.32 billion|
Chairman/CEO Glen Tellock
CFO Carl Laurino
|Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)||6.2%|
|Cash/Debt||$83.8 million / $2.09 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
Earlier this week, robertshrestha tapped Manitowoc as a potent bargain opportunity: "Hammered down big time, should fly with any sign of recovery, global growth potential, attractive price multiples."
In fact, Manitowoc currently sports a paltry price-to-sales multiple of 0.3. That represents a clear discount to other construction equipment stocks like Caterpillar
CAPS member shake656 expands on Manitowoc as a stressful, but potentially profitable, opportunity:
MTW has been hurt by the recession, there are some concerns about the synergies between the Crane business and Foodservice business. These businesses are not even remotely related and there are some concerns weather management can run two very different businesses effectively. Also they have acquired a decent amount of debt. Once the economy recovers they should benefit as long as they spend their earnings reducing their long term debt.
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