Analyzing Gardner Denver (GDI) & The Competition

Gardner Denver (NYSE: GDI) is one of 50 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Gardner Denver to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Gardner Denver $1.94 billion -$36.62 million -44.17
Gardner Denver Competitors $3.33 billion $240.04 million 427.89

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Gardner Denver and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gardner Denver 0 1 9 0 2.90
Gardner Denver Competitors 285 1623 1785 19 2.41

Gardner Denver currently has a consensus price target of $30.00, indicating a potential downside of 12.92%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 1.85%. Given Gardner Denver’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Gardner Denver has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Gardner Denver and its competitors’ 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 3.82% -47.28% 4.89%

Summary

Gardner Denver competitors 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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