Comparing Gardner Denver (GDI) and Its Competitors

Gardner Denver (NYSE: GDI) is one of 49 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Gardner Denver to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

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 3.70% -50.61% 4.92%

Insider & 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 company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Gardner Denver $1.94 billion -$36.62 million -44.99
Gardner Denver Competitors $3.33 billion $240.04 million 438.73

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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings 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 264 1624 1760 19 2.42

Gardner Denver presently has a consensus target price of $30.00, indicating a potential downside of 14.51%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 0.60%. Given Gardner Denver’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Gardner Denver has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Gardner Denver rivals beat Gardner Denver on 9 of the 12 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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