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

Profitability

This table compares Pall and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pall 14.12% 24.23% 10.41%
Pall 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 insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Pall and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pall 0 0 0 0 N/A
Pall Competitors 295 1737 1867 19 2.41

As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 0.73%. Given Pall’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Pall has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Pall N/A N/A 35.71
Pall Competitors $3.33 billion $240.04 million 506.70

Pall’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Pall. Pall is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Pall competitors beat Pall on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

Pall Company Profile

Pall Corporation is a filtration, separation and purification company. The Company is a supplier of filtration, separation and purification technologies, principally made by the Company using its engineering capability and fluid management, filter media, and other fluid clarification and separations equipment for the removal of solid, liquid and gaseous contaminants from a variety of liquids and gases. The Company serves customers through two businesses globally: Life Sciences and Industrial. The Life Sciences business group is focused on developing, manufacturing and selling products to customers in the Medical, BioPharmaceuticals and Food & Beverage markets. The Industrial business group is focused on developing, manufacturing and selling products to customers in the Process Technologies, Aerospace and Microelectronics markets.

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