Gardner Denver (GDI) versus Its Peers Critical Comparison

Gardner Denver (NYSE: GDI) is one of 52 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Gardner Denver to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Gardner Denver and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gardner Denver 0 1 9 0 2.90
Gardner Denver Competitors 294 1734 1863 19 2.41

Gardner Denver presently has a consensus target price of $30.00, suggesting a potential downside of 11.53%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 1.18%. Given Gardner Denver’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Gardner Denver has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Gardner Denver and its peers’ 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 4.18% -45.67% 5.26%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Gardner Denver $1.94 billion -$36.62 million -43.47
Gardner Denver Competitors $3.33 billion $240.04 million 488.80

Gardner Denver’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Gardner Denver. Gardner Denver 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.

Summary

Gardner Denver peers 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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