Watch Gardner Denver's (NYSE: 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, July 21. 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 eight of 10 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like Gardner Denver better than competitor IDEX overall. They still rate the stock a moderate buy, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
  • Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $547 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 21.7% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $1.20 per share. Estimates range from $1.18 to $1.25.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock with 100% giving it an "outperform" rating. The community at large concurs with the All-Stars, with 97.2% granting it a rating of "outperform." Fools are gung-ho about Gardner Denver, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 84 posts in the past 30 days. Gardner Denver has a bullish CAPS rating of five out of five stars that is on par with the Fool community assessment.

Gardner Denver's profit has risen year over year by an average of 79%. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters. The company upped its gross margin by three percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue rose 26% while cost of sales rose 20.5% to $347.4 million from a year earlier.

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.






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