Contrasting GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft (GEAGY) and Its Rivals

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GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft (OTCMKTS: GEAGY) is one of 21 public companies in the “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Risk & Volatility

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft’s competitors have a beta of 1.21, indicating that their average stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft $5.20 billion $274.97 million 18.17
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft Competitors $2.67 billion $330.60 million 2.96

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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.2% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.3% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

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 4.21% 7.98% 3.42%
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft Competitors -2.75% -32.95% 0.87%

Dividends

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft pays an annual dividend of $1.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft pays out 73.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 28.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft 0 0 0 0 N/A
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft Competitors 165 531 925 35 2.50

As a group, “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 56.88%. Given GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft beats its competitors on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft focuses on the development and production of process technology and components for the food processing industry worldwide. It operates in two segments, Business Area Equipment and Business Area Solutions. The Business Area Equipment segment offers separators, valves, pumps, homogenizers, and refrigeration compressors, as well as process technology solutions for food processing and packaging applications; and dairy equipment, feeding systems, and slurry engineering solutions. The Business Area Solutions segment provides process solutions for the food and beverages, pharma, and chemical industries. 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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