Chart Industries (NASDAQ: GTLS) is one of 28 public companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Chart Industries to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk, profitability and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Chart Industries and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chart Industries 1.35% 3.28% 1.89%
Chart Industries Competitors -5.68% 0.05% -1.54%

Volatility & Risk

Chart Industries has a beta of 1.26, suggesting that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chart Industries’ rivals have a beta of 0.81, suggesting that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Chart Industries and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chart Industries 0 6 3 0 2.33
Chart Industries Competitors 92 488 537 17 2.42

Chart Industries presently has a consensus price target of $40.50, indicating a potential upside of 6.69%. As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 21.00%. Given Chart Industries’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Chart Industries is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.9% of Chart Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.2% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.1% of Chart Industries shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.2% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Chart Industries and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Chart Industries $860.61 million $68.59 million 102.59
Chart Industries Competitors $499.36 million $99.00 million -4.21

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

Summary

Chart Industries beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Chart Industries Company Profile

Chart Industries, Inc. is a diversified global manufacturer of engineered equipment, packaged solutions, and value-add services used throughout the industrial gas, energy and biomedical industries. The Company operates through three business segments: Energy & Chemicals (E&C), Distribution & Storage (D&S) and BioMedical. The E&C and D&S segments manufacture products used in energy-related and industrial applications, such as the separation, liquefaction, distribution and storage of hydrocarbon and industrial gases. Through the BioMedical segment, it manufactures and supplies medical devices, including cryogenic and non-cryogenic equipment, used in respiratory healthcare. The Company also manufactures and supplies products for life sciences, including biological research and animal breeding. Applications in the BioMedical segment include Respiratory Therapy, Life Sciences, Commercial Oxygen and Nitrogen Generation.

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