Milacron (MCRN) & Gardner Denver (GDI) Critical Comparison

Milacron (NYSE: MCRN) and Gardner Denver (NYSE:GDI) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Milacron and Gardner Denver’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Milacron $1.17 billion 1.07 $30.50 million ($0.03) -598.80
Gardner Denver $1.94 billion 3.37 -$36.62 million N/A N/A

Milacron has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Gardner Denver.


This table compares Milacron and Gardner Denver’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Milacron -0.09% -56.93% 6.76%
Gardner Denver N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Milacron and Gardner Denver, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Milacron 0 0 2 0 3.00
Gardner Denver 0 2 9 0 2.82

Milacron presently has a consensus target price of $22.00, suggesting a potential upside of 22.43%. Gardner Denver has a consensus target price of $31.67, suggesting a potential downside of 5.16%. Given Milacron’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Milacron is more favorable than Gardner Denver.


Gardner Denver beats Milacron on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Milacron Company Profile

Milacron Holdings Corp. is engaged in the manufacture, distribution, and service of engineered and customized systems used in the plastic technology and processing industry. The Company operates through three segments: Advanced Plastic Processing Technologies (APPT), Melt Delivery and Control Systems (MDCS), and Fluid Technologies. The Company has a product portfolio that includes hot runner systems, injection molding, blow molding and extrusion equipment. It produces process control systems, mold bases and components, and maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and fluid technology. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s products were sold in over 100 countries across six continents. Its customers include original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), molders and mold-makers. Its customer base covers a range of end-market applications, including packaging, automotive, medical, construction, consumer goods and electronics.

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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