Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV) is one of 57 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Dover Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.0% of Dover Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Dover Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.6% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Dover Corporation has a beta of 1.27, meaning that its stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dover Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.26, meaning that their average stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Dover Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dover Corporation 0 9 7 0 2.44
Dover Corporation Competitors 284 1636 1742 19 2.41

Dover Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $93.80, suggesting a potential upside of 0.20%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 1.54%. Given Dover Corporation’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Dover Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Dividends

Dover Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Dover Corporation pays out 47.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 36.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Dover Corporation has raised its dividend for 61 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Dover Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Dover Corporation $7.29 billion $1.22 billion 23.46
Dover Corporation Competitors $2.20 billion $347.24 million 23.70

Dover Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Dover Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Dover Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dover Corporation 8.61% 13.36% 5.22%
Dover Corporation Competitors 1.29% 6.56% 4.52%

Summary

Dover Corporation beats its peers on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Dover Corporation

Dover Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer delivering equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions and support services. The Company’s segments include Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. The Company’s Energy segment is a provider of solutions and services for production and processing of fuels around the world. Its Engineered Systems segment includes two platforms: Printing & Identification, and Industrials and is focused on the design, manufacture and service of critical equipment and components serving the fast-moving consumer goods, digital textile printing and industrial end markets. Its Fluids segment is focused on the safe handling of critical fluids across the retail fueling, chemical, and industrial end markets. The Refrigeration & Food Equipment segment is a provider of energy efficient equipment and systems serving the commercial refrigeration and food equipment end markets.

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