Comparing GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft (GEAGF) & Its Competitors

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft (OTCMKTS: GEAGF) is one of 33 public companies in the “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft 0 0 0 0 N/A
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft Competitors 255 948 1486 34 2.48

As a group, “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 14.98%. Given GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft 2.72% 7.46% 2.66%
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft Competitors -3.20% -1.48% 3.09%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft $5.29 billion $110.61 million 34.05
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft Competitors $2.58 billion $276.02 million 23.95

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft pays out 42.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.7% and pay out 38.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

56.8% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.6% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has a beta of 1.2, meaning that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft’s competitors have a beta of 1.03, meaning that their average share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

About GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft engages in the development and production of systems and components for the food processing industry worldwide. It operates in five divisions, Separation and Flow Technologies, Liquid and Power Technologies, Food and Health Technologies, Farm Technologies, and Refrigeration Technologies. The company provides separators, decanters, valves, homogenizers, valves, pumps, and process related components and machineries; and process solutions for dairy, food, beverage, chemical, and other industries. It also offers solutions for food processing and pharmaceutical industries, which includes marinating, processing of meat, poultry, seafood, vegan products, pasta and confectionery, baking, slicing, packaging, frozen food processing, granulators, and tablet presses. In addition, the company provides integrated customer solutions for milk production and livestock farming, such as automatic milking, feeding systems, conventional milking solutions, manure handling, and digital herd management tools; and sustainable energy solutions in the field of industrial refrigeration and heating. It has a strategic partnership with SAP SE. The company was formerly known as mg technologies ag and changed its name to GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft in 2005. GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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