Comparing GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft (GEAGY) and Its Peers

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft (OTCMKTS: GEAGY) is one of 21 public companies in the “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft $5.20 billion $274.97 million 20.17
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft Competitors $2.67 billion $330.60 million -0.29

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft 0 0 0 0 N/A
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft Competitors 163 527 925 35 2.50

As a group, “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 38.78%. Given GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft 4.21% 7.98% 3.42%
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft Competitors -2.75% -32.95% 0.87%

Volatility and Risk

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft’s competitors have a beta of 1.21, meaning that their average stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.2% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.6% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by company 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.

Dividends

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft pays an annual dividend of $1.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft pays out 73.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 28.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft beats its competitors on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft Company Profile

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft focuses on the development and production of process technology and components for the food processing industry worldwide. It operates in two segments, Business Area Equipment and Business Area Solutions. The Business Area Equipment segment offers separators, valves, pumps, homogenizers, and refrigeration compressors, as well as process technology solutions for food processing and packaging applications; and dairy equipment, feeding systems, and slurry engineering solutions. The Business Area Solutions segment provides process solutions for the food and beverages, pharma, and chemical industries. The company was formerly known as mg technologies ag and changed its name to GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft in 2005. GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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