Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV) is one of 56 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Dover Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Dividends

Dover Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. 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 1.6% and pay out 35.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Dover Corporation has raised its dividend for 61 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dover Corporation 0 10 6 0 2.38
Dover Corporation Competitors 390 1898 1911 36 2.38

Dover Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $88.80, indicating a potential downside of 1.12%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 7.66%. Given Dover Corporation’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Dover Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

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 1.55% 6.73% 4.63%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.1% of Dover Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.2% 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, 5.4% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Dover Corporation and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Dover Corporation $7.29 billion $1.22 billion 22.51
Dover Corporation Competitors $2.27 billion $359.64 million 23.39

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.

Summary

Dover Corporation beats its peers on 9 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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