Critical Comparison: Gardner Denver (GDI) & Its Competitors

Gardner Denver (NYSE: GDI) is one of 49 publicly-traded 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, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

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 hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


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 3.74% -50.23% 5.06%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Gardner Denver and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gardner Denver 0 1 9 0 2.90
Gardner Denver Competitors 274 1549 1775 20 2.43

Gardner Denver currently has a consensus target price of $30.63, indicating a potential downside of 13.00%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 1.54%. Given Gardner Denver’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Gardner Denver has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Gardner Denver $1.94 billion -$36.62 million -45.13
Gardner Denver Competitors $3.33 billion $240.04 million 296.24

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


Gardner Denver competitors beat Gardner Denver on 9 of the 12 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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