Gardner Denver (NYSE: GDI) is one of 52 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Gardner Denver to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Gardner Denver and its rivals’ 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 4.18% -45.67% 5.26%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Gardner Denver and its rivals, 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 295 1737 1868 19 2.41

Gardner Denver currently has a consensus price target of $30.00, indicating a potential downside of 14.06%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 0.64%. Given Gardner Denver’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Gardner Denver has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Gardner Denver and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Gardner Denver $1.94 billion -$36.62 million -44.76
Gardner Denver Competitors $3.33 billion $240.04 million 484.27

Gardner Denver’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Gardner Denver. Gardner Denver is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Gardner Denver rivals beat Gardner Denver on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Gardner Denver

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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