Contrasting Gardner Denver (GDI) and Its Peers

Gardner Denver (NYSE: GDI) is one of 52 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Gardner Denver to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Gardner Denver and its competitors, 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 312 1755 1888 20 2.41

Gardner Denver presently has a consensus target price of $30.63, suggesting a potential downside of 14.74%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 0.19%. Given Gardner Denver’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Gardner Denver has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Gardner Denver shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Gardner Denver $1.94 billion -$36.62 million N/A
Gardner Denver Competitors $3.33 billion $240.04 million 445.76

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


This table compares Gardner Denver and its competitors’ 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 4.33% -45.53% 5.38%


Gardner Denver competitors beat Gardner Denver on 8 of the 11 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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