Head to Head Comparison: Gardner Denver (GDI) & Its Rivals

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

Institutional & 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 insiders. Comparatively, 5.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


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 4.07% -46.79% 5.29%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Gardner Denver and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share 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 401.40

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Gardner Denver and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gardner Denver 0 1 9 0 2.90
Gardner Denver Competitors 311 1747 1872 20 2.41

Gardner Denver presently has a consensus target price of $30.00, suggesting a potential downside of 13.19%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 0.69%. Given Gardner Denver’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Gardner Denver has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


Gardner Denver competitors beat Gardner Denver on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

About Gardner Denver

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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