Flow International (NASDAQ: FLOW) is one of 20 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Flow International to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Flow International and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Flow International N/A N/A 1,112.07
Flow International Competitors $670.30 million $41.71 million 89.41

Flow International’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Flow International. Flow International 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Flow International and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Flow International 1 2 5 0 2.50
Flow International Competitors 52 323 344 11 2.43

Flow International presently has a consensus price target of $43.00, suggesting a potential downside of 3.33%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies have a potential upside of 3.36%. Given Flow International’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Flow International has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Flow International N/A N/A N/A
Flow International Competitors -19.55% 11.08% 4.72%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.3% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.1% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Flow International competitors beat Flow International on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About Flow International

SPX FLOW, Inc. provides various engineered solutions worldwide. The company engineers, designs, manufactures, and markets products and solutions used to process, blend, filter, dry, meter, and transport fluids with a focus on original equipment installation, including turn-key systems, modular systems, and components, as well as aftermarket components and support services. It operates through three segments: Food and Beverage, Power and Energy, and Industrial. The Food and Beverage segment offers mixing, drying, evaporation, and separation systems and components; heat exchangers, and reciprocating and centrifugal pump technologies; and turn-key systems primarily under the Anhydro, APV, Bran+Luebbe, Gerstenberg Schroeder, LIGHTNIN, Seital, and Waukesha Cherry-Burrell brands. The Power and Energy segment provides pumps, valves, and related accessories primarily for customers in oil and gas, and nuclear and other conventional power industries under the APV, Bran+Luebbe, ClydeUnion Pumps, Copes-Vulcan, Dollinger Filtration, LIGHTNIN, M&J Valve, Plenty, and Vokes brands. The Industrial segment offers air dryers, filtration equipment, mixers, pumps, hydraulic technologies, and heat exchangers under the Airpel, APV, Bolting Systems, Delair, Deltech, Hankison, Jemaco, Johnson Pump, LIGHTNIN, Power Team, and Stone brands. It primarily serves customers in chemical, air treatment, mining, pharmaceutical, marine, shipbuilding, infrastructure construction, general industrial, and water treatment industries. SPX FLOW, Inc. is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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