Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) (NYSE: IR) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) pays out 44.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 36.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) $13.84 billion $1.98 billion 22.90
Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) Competitors $2.20 billion $347.24 million 23.80

Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.6% of Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.4% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.4% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) 7.60% 16.64% 6.40%
Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) Competitors 1.29% 6.56% 4.52%

Risk and Volatility

Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland)’s rivals have a beta of 1.26, indicating that their average share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) 0 7 6 0 2.46
Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) Competitors 284 1629 1737 19 2.41

Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) currently has a consensus price target of $99.86, indicating a potential upside of 8.48%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 1.40%. Given Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland)’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) beats its rivals on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland)

Ingersoll-Rand Public Limited Company provides products, services and solutions to improve the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables. The Company’s business segments include Climate and Industrial. It is engaged in the design, manufacture, sale and service of a portfolio of industrial and commercial products that include brand names, such as Ingersoll-Rand, Trane, American Standard, ARO and Club Car. Its Climate segment includes Trane and American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning, which provide heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, and commercial and residential building services, parts, support and controls. It offers energy services and building automation through Trane Building Advantage and Nexia. Its Industrial segment includes compressed air and gas systems and services, power tools, material handling systems, ARO fluid management equipment, as well as Club Car golf, utility and rough terrain vehicles.

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