Gardner Denver (NYSE: GDI) is one of 50 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Gardner Denver to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

80.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.5% 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 company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Gardner Denver and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gardner Denver N/A N/A N/A
Gardner Denver Competitors 3.82% -47.28% 4.89%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Gardner Denver and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Gardner Denver $1.94 billion -$36.62 million -44.17
Gardner Denver Competitors $3.33 billion $240.04 million 434.15

Gardner Denver’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Gardner Denver. Gardner Denver 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Gardner Denver and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gardner Denver 0 1 9 0 2.90
Gardner Denver Competitors 285 1623 1785 19 2.41

Gardner Denver currently has a consensus price target of $30.00, suggesting a potential downside of 12.92%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 2.28%. Given Gardner Denver’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Gardner Denver has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Gardner Denver peers beat Gardner Denver on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

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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