Monday, July 29, 2013

Seeking Alpha: Commercial Vehicle Still Idling

Unlike truck builder PACCAR (PCAR) and commercial vehicle engine builder Cummins (CMI), Commercial Vehicle Group (CVGI) has yet to benefit the market's willingness to overlook tough current conditions in the trucking industry and transition to the recovery/rebound. But with about one-quarter of the company's sales coming from the construction sector, and construction-exposed companies like Caterpillar (CAT) and Deere (DE) still lagging, perhaps that's not entirely unreasonable.

Commercial Vehicle Group's new CEO is saying all of the right things. The company is going to focus on greater market diversification and greater customer penetration (selling more components to the same customers), continue to look for accretion deals, and aggressively extend operations in areas like China and India. At the same time, management continues to operate a relatively flexible operating structure, and is considering further changes to its manufacturing footprint to reduce costs. That all sounds good, and the shares do seem undervalued, but it's likely to leave the market unimpressed until and unless the company starts beating analyst targets again.

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Commercial Vehicle Still Idling

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