Danaher Corporation (DHR) and Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation (NYSE:AP) Contrasting side by side

Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) and Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation (NYSE:AP), both competing one another are Diversified Machinery companies. We will contrast their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Danaher Corporation 19.89B 3.87 2.65B 3.90 26.12
Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation 469.17M 0.09 12.28M -0.86 0.00

Table 1 shows the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation for Danaher Corporation and Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation.


Table 2 demonstrates the return on equity, return on assets and net margins of Danaher Corporation and Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Danaher Corporation 13.32% 10.2% 5.8%
Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation -2.62% -7.9% -2.2%

Risk and Volatility

Danaher Corporation’s 1.09 beta indicates that its volatility is 9.00% more volatile than that of Standard & Poor’s 500. Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation’s 115.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 which is a result of the 2.15 beta.


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Danaher Corporation are 1.5 and 1.1. Competitively, Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation has 1.4 and 0.8 for Current and Quick Ratio. Danaher Corporation’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation.


The annual dividend that Danaher Corporation pay is $0.64 per share with a dividend yield of 0.59%. No dividend is paid out for Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation.

Analyst Ratings

The Ratings and Recommendations for Danaher Corporation and Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation are featured in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Danaher Corporation 0 0 3 3.00
Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation 0 1 0 2.00

Danaher Corporation’s average price target is $118, while its potential upside is 7.59%.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Institutional investors held 80.6% of Danaher Corporation shares and 51.7% of Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation shares. Insiders held roughly 0.4% of Danaher Corporation’s shares. Competitively, Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation has 11.7% of it’s share held by insiders.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Danaher Corporation -7.14% -2.26% -3.24% -1.47% 9.75% 9.59%
Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation -10.7% -14.09% -46.67% -62.72% -70.57% -69.03%

For the past year Danaher Corporation has 9.59% stronger performance while Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation has -69.03% weaker performance.


On 13 of the 13 factors Danaher Corporation beats Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation.

Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and commercial products and services worldwide. The companyÂ’s Life Sciences segment provides laser scanning, compound, and surgical and other stereo microscopes. This segment also offers filtration, separation, and purification technologies to the biopharmaceutical, food and beverage, medical, aerospace, microelectronics, and general industrial sectors. Its Diagnostics segment provides chemistry, immunoassay, microbiology, and automation systems, as well as hematology and flow cytometry products. The company offers analytical instruments, reagents, consumables, software, and services for hospitals, physicians' offices, reference laboratories, and other critical care settings. Its Dental segment provides consumables, equipment, and services to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease and ailments of the teeth, gums, and supporting bone. The companyÂ’s products comprise implant systems, dental prosthetics, and associated treatment planning software; orthodontic bracket systems and lab products; endodontic systems and related consumables; restorative materials and instruments; infection prevention products; digital imaging systems and software; air and electric powered handpieces, and consumables; and treatment units. Its Environmental & Applied Solutions segment offers instrumentation, services, and disinfection systems to analyze, treat, and manage water in residential, commercial, industrial, and natural resource applications. This segment also provides equipment, consumables, software, and services for various printing, marking, coding, traceability, packaging, design, and color management applications on consumer, pharmaceutical, and industrial products. The company was formerly known as Diversified Mortgage Investors, Inc. and changed its name to Danaher Corporation in 1984. Danaher Corporation was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Washington, the District of Columbia.

Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells custom designed engineering products to commercial and industrial users worldwide. It operates in two segments, Forged and Cast Engineered Products, and Air and Liquid Processing. The Forged and Cast Engineered Products segment produces forged hardened steel rolls that are used in cold rolling by producers of steel, aluminum, and other metals; ingot and open die forged products for use in the oil and gas, and the aluminum and plastic extrusion industries; and cast rolls for hot and cold strip mills, medium/heavy section mills, and plate mills in various iron and steel qualities. This segment also offers forged rolls for cluster mills and Z-Hi mills; work rolls for narrow and wide strip and aluminum mills; back-up rolls for narrow strip mills; leveling rolls and shafts; and bearings, bushings, and key and keyless bearing sleeves, as well as provides a range of services, including rebuild of mill spare parts, chock inspection and repair, and onsite inspections and installations. The Air and Liquid Processing segment produces custom-engineered finned tube heat exchange coils and related heat transfer products for various industries, including OEM/commercial, fossil fuel and nuclear power generation, automotive, industrial process, and HVAC; and air handling systems for use in commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. This segment also provides centrifugal pumps for the refrigeration, power generation, and marine defense industries. Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

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