Financial Comparison: IMI PLC/S (OTCMKTS:IMIAY) & Ingersoll-Rand (OTCMKTS:IR)

IMI PLC/S (OTCMKTS:IMIAY) and Ingersoll-Rand (NYSE:IR) are both mid-cap construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Volatility & Risk

IMI PLC/S has a beta of -0.02, suggesting that its stock price is 102% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ingersoll-Rand has a beta of 1.4, suggesting that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares IMI PLC/S and Ingersoll-Rand’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IMI PLC/S $2.39 billion 1.33 $199.33 million $1.86 12.57
Ingersoll-Rand $2.45 billion 1.95 $159.10 million $0.76 30.63

IMI PLC/S has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Ingersoll-Rand. IMI PLC/S is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ingersoll-Rand, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for IMI PLC/S and Ingersoll-Rand, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IMI PLC/S 1 1 1 0 2.00
Ingersoll-Rand 0 7 9 0 2.56

Ingersoll-Rand has a consensus price target of $118.00, indicating a potential upside of 406.87%. Given Ingersoll-Rand’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Ingersoll-Rand is more favorable than IMI PLC/S.


This table compares IMI PLC/S and Ingersoll-Rand’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ingersoll-Rand 6.49% 8.86% 3.47%


Ingersoll-Rand beats IMI PLC/S on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ingersoll-Rand Company Profile

Ingersoll-Rand Plc designs, manufactures, sells, and services industrial and commercial products. The company operates through Climate and Industrial segments. The Climate segment offers air conditioners, exchangers, and handlers; airside and terminal devices; auxiliary power units; chillers; coils and condensers; gensets; furnaces; heat pumps; home automation; humidifiers; hybrid and non-diesel transport refrigeration, and ice energy storage solutions; indoor air quality; industrial refrigeration; motor replacements; refrigerant reclamation; thermostats/controls; transport heater products; and water source heat pumps. It also provides building management; bus, rail, and multi-pipe hvac; control; container, cryogenic, diesel-powered, industrial, rail, self-powered truck, trailer, and vehicle-powered truck refrigeration; ductless; geothermal; package heating and cooling; temporary heating and cooling; and unitary systems, as well as aftermarket and OEM parts and supplies. In addition, this segment offers energy and facility management, installation and performance contracting, repair and maintenance, and rental services. The Industrial segment provides air treatment and separation, engine starting, ergonomic material handling, fluid handling, precision fastening, and mobile golf information systems; and airends, blowers, compressors, dryers, filters, golf vehicles, hoists, fluid power components, power tools, pumps, rough terrain vehicles, utility and low-speed vehicles, and winches, as well as aftermarket controls, parts, accessories, and consumables. It also provides aftermarket and OEM parts and supplies. The company markets and sells its products under the American Standard, ARO, Club Car, Nexia, Thermo King, and Trane brands through sales offices, distributors, and dealers in the United States; and through sales and service companies with a supporting chain of distributors worldwide. Ingersoll-Rand Plc was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Swords, Ireland.

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