Gardner Denver Earnings Preview

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Watch Gardner Denver's (NYS: GDI) earnings report to see if it can beat analyst expectations for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, Oct. 20. Gardner Denver designs, manufactures, and markets engineered industrial machinery and related parts and services.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Gardner Denver, with seven of eight rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like Gardner Denver better than competitor IDEX overall. While analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, they are a little more optimistic about it compared to three months ago.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $603.8 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 22.4% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $1.37 per share. Estimates range from $1.31 to $1.45.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock with 100% granting it an "outperform" rating. The community at large concurs with the All-Stars with 97.2% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Fools are keen on Gardner Denver, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 87 posts in the past 30 days. Gardner Denver has a bullish CAPS rating of five out of five stars that is about on par with the Fool community assessment.

Management:
Gardner Denver's profit has risen year over year by an average of 89.8% over the past five quarters.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters.

Quarter

Q2

Q1

Q4

Q3

Gross Margin

34.4%

34.7%

34.1%

32.5%

Operating Margin

16.2%

16.3%

15.2%

13.8%

Net Margin

11.0%

11.2%

10.8%

9.4%

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