Chart Industries (NASDAQ: GTLS) is one of 28 public companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Chart Industries to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Chart Industries and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chart Industries 1.35% 3.28% 1.89%
Chart Industries Competitors -5.68% 0.05% -1.54%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Chart Industries $860.61 million $68.59 million 100.46
Chart Industries Competitors $499.36 million $99.00 million -5.35

Chart Industries has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Chart Industries 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

85.9% of Chart Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.3% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.1% of Chart Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.2% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Chart Industries and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chart Industries 0 6 3 0 2.33
Chart Industries Competitors 92 486 534 17 2.42

Chart Industries presently has a consensus price target of $40.50, indicating a potential upside of 8.96%. As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 20.91%. Given Chart Industries’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Chart Industries is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Chart Industries has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chart Industries’ rivals have a beta of 0.81, indicating that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Chart Industries beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Chart Industries Company Profile

Chart Industries, Inc. is a diversified global manufacturer of engineered equipment, packaged solutions, and value-add services used throughout the industrial gas, energy and biomedical industries. The Company operates through three business segments: Energy & Chemicals (E&C), Distribution & Storage (D&S) and BioMedical. The E&C and D&S segments manufacture products used in energy-related and industrial applications, such as the separation, liquefaction, distribution and storage of hydrocarbon and industrial gases. Through the BioMedical segment, it manufactures and supplies medical devices, including cryogenic and non-cryogenic equipment, used in respiratory healthcare. The Company also manufactures and supplies products for life sciences, including biological research and animal breeding. Applications in the BioMedical segment include Respiratory Therapy, Life Sciences, Commercial Oxygen and Nitrogen Generation.

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