GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft (GEAGY) versus Its Peers Financial Contrast

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

Risk and Volatility

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has a beta of 1.26, meaning that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft’s rivals have a beta of 1.21, meaning that their average stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft and its rivals’ 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%

Dividends

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft pays an annual dividend of $1.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. 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 2.0% and pay out 28.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider 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. 13.3% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft and its rivals, 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 165 531 925 35 2.50

As a group, “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 56.88%. Given GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft $5.20 billion $274.97 million 18.17
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft Competitors $2.67 billion $330.60 million 2.96

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

Summary

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 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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