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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Flow International Corp and its peers, as reported 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 52 321 331 10 2.42

Flow International Corp presently has a consensus price target of $43.00, suggesting a potential upside of 964.36%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies have a potential upside of 4.87%. Given Flow International Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Flow International Corp is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Flow International Corp and its peers’ 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 -19.95% 10.26% 4.29%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.1% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Flow International Corp and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Flow International Corp N/A N/A 101.00
Flow International Corp Competitors $666.74 million $40.55 million 43.66

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

Summary

Flow International Corp peers beat Flow International Corp on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

Flow International Corp Company Profile

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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