Gardner Denver (NYSE: GDI) is one of 51 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Gardner Denver to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Gardner Denver and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gardner Denver 0 1 9 0 2.90
Gardner Denver Competitors 311 1747 1872 20 2.41

Gardner Denver currently has a consensus price target of $30.00, suggesting a potential downside of 13.19%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 0.69%. Given Gardner Denver’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Gardner Denver has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Gardner Denver shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Gardner Denver and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gardner Denver N/A N/A N/A
Gardner Denver Competitors 4.07% -46.79% 5.29%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Gardner Denver and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Gardner Denver $1.94 billion -$36.62 million N/A
Gardner Denver Competitors $3.33 billion $240.04 million 401.40

Gardner Denver’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Gardner Denver.

Summary

Gardner Denver peers beat Gardner Denver on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

Gardner Denver Company Profile

Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. is a global provider of mission-critical flow control and compression equipments and associated aftermarket parts, consumables and services. The Company operates through three business segments: Industry, Energy and Medical. Industry segment designs, manufactures, markets and services a range of air compression, vacuum and blower products. Energy segment supplies positive displacement pumps, liquid ring vacuum pumps, compressors and integrated systems, engineered fluid loading and transfer equipment and associated aftermarket parts. Medical segment designs, manufactures and supplies medical equipment, laboratory vacuum and automated liquid handling end-markets The Company’s products are sold under a range of brands namely Gardner Denver, CompAir, Nash, Emco Wheaton, Robuschi, Elmo Rietschle and Thomas.

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