Critical Analysis: Hyster-Yale Materials Handling (NYSE:HY) & XOS (NASDAQ:XOSWW)

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling (NYSE:HYGet Free Report) and XOS (NASDAQ:XOSWWGet Free Report) are both industrials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Hyster-Yale Materials Handling and XOS, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling 0 0 2 0 3.00
XOS 0 0 0 0 N/A

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling presently has a consensus target price of $55.50, suggesting a potential upside of 20.26%. Given Hyster-Yale Materials Handling’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Hyster-Yale Materials Handling is more favorable than XOS.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

44.3% of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling shares are owned by institutional investors. 33.9% of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Hyster-Yale Materials Handling and XOS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling 0.90% 15.96% 1.72%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hyster-Yale Materials Handling and XOS’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling $3.55 billion 0.22 -$74.10 million $2.00 23.08
XOS $29.03 million N/A N/A N/A N/A

XOS has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Hyster-Yale Materials Handling.


Hyster-Yale Materials Handling beats XOS on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hyster-Yale Materials Handling

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Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, and services a line of lift trucks, attachments, and aftermarket parts worldwide. The company manufactures components, such as frames, masts, and transmissions; and assembles lift trucks. It markets its products primarily under the Hyster and Yale brand names to independent Hyster and Yale retail dealerships. The company also sells aftermarket parts under the Hyster and Yale, as well as UNISOURCE and PREMIER brands to Hyster and Yale dealers for the service of competitor lift trucks. In addition, it produces and distributes attachments, forks, and lift tables under the Bolzoni, Auramo, and Meyer brand names; and designs and produces products in the port equipment and rough terrain forklift markets. Further, the company designs, manufactures, and sells hydrogen fuel-cell stacks and engines. It serves light and heavy manufacturers, trucking and automotive companies, rental companies, building materials and paper suppliers, lumber, metal products, warehouses, retailers, food distributors, container handling companies, and U.S. and non-U.S. governmental agencies. The company was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

About XOS

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Xos, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells battery-electric commercial vehicles. It also offers a range of services to facilitate the transition of fleets to electric vehicles, including charging infrastructure, vehicle maintenance, financing, and service. The company was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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