Reviewing Gardner Denver (GDI) & Its Rivals

Gardner Denver (NYSE: GDI) is one of 51 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Gardner Denver to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Gardner Denver and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Gardner Denver $1.94 billion -$36.62 million -44.29
Gardner Denver Competitors $3.41 billion $248.05 million 513.81

Gardner Denver’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Gardner Denver. Gardner Denver is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

81.1% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Gardner Denver shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.3% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Gardner Denver and its rivals’ 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 4.22% -47.01% 5.30%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Gardner Denver and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gardner Denver 0 1 9 0 2.90
Gardner Denver Competitors 294 1719 1834 18 2.41

Gardner Denver presently has a consensus price target of $30.00, suggesting a potential downside of 13.17%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 0.60%. Given Gardner Denver’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Gardner Denver has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


Gardner Denver rivals 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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