Analyzing Gardner Denver (GDI) and Twin Disc (TWIN)

Gardner Denver (NYSE: GDI) and Twin Disc (NASDAQ:TWIN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Gardner Denver and Twin Disc, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gardner Denver 0 3 10 0 2.77
Twin Disc 0 2 0 0 2.00

Gardner Denver presently has a consensus target price of $32.45, indicating a potential upside of 2.44%. Twin Disc has a consensus target price of $26.00, indicating a potential upside of 18.07%. Given Twin Disc’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Twin Disc is more favorable than Gardner Denver.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

50.4% of Twin Disc shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Gardner Denver shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 27.5% of Twin Disc shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Gardner Denver and Twin Disc’s 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
Twin Disc -0.70% 2.92% 1.69%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Gardner Denver and Twin Disc’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gardner Denver $2.38 billion 2.62 $18.40 million $0.10 316.80
Twin Disc $168.18 million 1.52 -$6.29 million ($0.41) -53.71

Gardner Denver has higher revenue and earnings than Twin Disc. Twin Disc is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Gardner Denver, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Gardner Denver beats Twin Disc on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Gardner Denver

Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. provides mission-critical flow control and compression equipment; and associated aftermarket parts, consumables, and services in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It operates through three segments: Industrials, Energy, and Medical. The Industrials segment designs, manufactures, markets, and services a range of air compression, vacuum, and blower products, as well as offers associated aftermarket parts, consumables, and services. Its products are used in process-critical applications, such as the operation of industrial air tools, vacuum packaging of food products, aeration of waste water, and others. This segment sells its products through an integrated network of direct sales representatives and independent distributors under the Gardner Denver, CompAir, Elmo Rietschle, Robuschi, and other brand names. The Energy segment engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and service of a range of displacement and liquid ring vacuum pumps, compressors and integrated systems, and engineered fluid loading and transfer equipment, as well as offers associated aftermarket parts, consumables, and services under the Gardner Denver, Nash, Emco Wheaton, and other brands. It serves customers in upstream, midstream, and downstream energy markets, as well as petrochemical processing, transportation, and general industrial sectors. The Medical segment designs, manufactures, and markets a range of specialized gas, liquid, and precision syringe pumps and compressors for use in oxygen therapy, blood dialysis, patient monitoring, laboratory sterilization and wound treatment, and other applications. This segment sells its products under the Thomas and other brands. Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

About Twin Disc

Twin Disc, Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells marine and heavy duty off-highway power transmission equipment worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Manufacturing and Distribution. It offers marine transmissions, surface drives, propellers, and boat management systems; and power-shift transmissions, hydraulic torque converters, power take-offs, industrial clutches, and controls systems. The company also provides non-twin disc manufactured products. It serves customers primarily in the commercial, pleasure craft, and military marine markets, as well as in the energy and natural resources, government, and industrial markets through a direct sales force and distributor network. Twin Disc, Incorporated was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin.

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