Flow International Corp (NASDAQ: FLOW) is one of 20 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Flow International Corp to related companies based on the strength of its risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

65.2% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Flow International Corp and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Flow International Corp N/A N/A 1,050.75
Flow International Corp Competitors $667.84 million $40.55 million 90.63

Flow International Corp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Flow International Corp. Flow International Corp is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Flow International Corp and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Flow International Corp 1 2 5 0 2.50
Flow International Corp Competitors 52 323 335 10 2.42

Flow International Corp presently has a consensus price target of $43.00, indicating a potential upside of 2.31%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies have a potential upside of 4.95%. Given Flow International Corp’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Flow International Corp has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Flow International Corp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Flow International Corp N/A N/A N/A
Flow International Corp Competitors -19.77% 10.60% 4.45%

Summary

Flow International Corp competitors beat Flow International Corp on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About Flow International Corp

SPX FLOW, Inc. provides various engineered solutions worldwide. The company engineers, designs, manufactures, and markets products and solutions used to process, blend, filter, dry, meter, and transport fluids with a focus on original equipment installation, including turn-key systems, modular systems, and components, as well as aftermarket components and support services. It operates through three segments: Food and Beverage, Power and Energy, and Industrial. The Food and Beverage segment offers mixing, drying, evaporation, and separation systems and components; heat exchangers, and reciprocating and centrifugal pump technologies; and turn-key systems primarily under the Anhydro, APV, Bran+Luebbe, Gerstenberg Schroeder, LIGHTNIN, Seital, and Waukesha Cherry-Burrell brands. The Power and Energy segment provides pumps, valves, and related accessories primarily for customers in oil and gas, and nuclear and other conventional power industries under the APV, Bran+Luebbe, ClydeUnion Pumps, Copes-Vulcan, Dollinger Filtration, LIGHTNIN, M&J Valve, Plenty, and Vokes brands. The Industrial segment offers air dryers, filtration equipment, mixers, pumps, hydraulic technologies, and heat exchangers under the Airpel, APV, Bolting Systems, Delair, Deltech, Hankison, Jemaco, Johnson Pump, LIGHTNIN, Power Team, and Stone brands. It primarily serves customers in chemical, air treatment, mining, pharmaceutical, marine, shipbuilding, infrastructure construction, general industrial, and water treatment industries. SPX FLOW, Inc. is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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