GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft (GEAGY) vs. The Competition Head-To-Head Analysis

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft (OTCMKTS: GEAGY) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft 0 0 0 0 N/A
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft Competitors 165 531 925 35 2.50

As a group, “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 56.88%. Given GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft pays an annual dividend of $1.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft pays out 73.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 28.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft $5.20 billion $274.97 million 18.17
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft Competitors $2.67 billion $330.60 million 2.96

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft 4.21% 7.98% 3.42%
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft Competitors -2.75% -32.95% 0.87%

Volatility & Risk

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has a beta of 1.26, suggesting that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft’s competitors have a beta of 1.21, suggesting that their average share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.2% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.3% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft focuses on the development and production of process technology and components for the food processing industry worldwide. It operates in two segments, Business Area Equipment and Business Area Solutions. The Business Area Equipment segment offers separators, valves, pumps, homogenizers, and refrigeration compressors, as well as process technology solutions for food processing and packaging applications; and dairy equipment, feeding systems, and slurry engineering solutions. The Business Area Solutions segment provides process solutions for the food and beverages, pharma, and chemical industries. The company was formerly known as mg technologies ag and changed its name to GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft in 2005. GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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