Reviewing Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) and Enerflex (NYSE:EFXT)

Enerflex (NYSE:EFXTGet Rating) and Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IRGet Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Enerflex and Ingersoll Rand’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Enerflex N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ingersoll Rand $5.15 billion 4.51 $562.50 million $1.66 34.57

Ingersoll Rand has higher revenue and earnings than Enerflex.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

99.7% of Ingersoll Rand shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Ingersoll Rand shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Enerflex and Ingersoll Rand’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enerflex N/A N/A N/A
Ingersoll Rand 11.91% 9.81% 5.98%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Enerflex and Ingersoll Rand, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enerflex 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ingersoll Rand 0 4 5 0 2.56

Enerflex currently has a consensus target price of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 64.38%. Ingersoll Rand has a consensus target price of $55.30, suggesting a potential downside of 3.64%. Given Enerflex’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Enerflex is more favorable than Ingersoll Rand.


Enerflex pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Ingersoll Rand pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Ingersoll Rand pays out 4.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


Ingersoll Rand beats Enerflex on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Enerflex

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Enerflex Ltd. supplies natural gas compression, oil and gas processing, refrigeration systems, energy transition solutions, and electric power generation equipment to the oil and natural gas industry. The company provides custom and standard compression packages for reciprocating and screw compressor applications; and designs, engineers, manufactures, constructs, and installs modular natural gas processing equipment, refrigeration systems, and electric power solutions, as well as engages in re-engineering, re-configuration, and re-packaging of compressors for various field applications; and modular processing equipment and waste gas systems for natural gas facilities. It also offers after-market services, parts distribution, operations and maintenance solutions, equipment optimization and maintenance programs, manufacturer warranties, exchange components, long-term service agreements, and technical services. In addition, the company rents natural gas compressors totaling approximately 800,000 horsepower. It serves small to large independent producers, integrated oil and natural gas companies, midstream and petrochemical companies, power generation companies, users of natural gas-fired electric power, and carbon capture players in Canada, the United States, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Bahrain Kuwait, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Enerflex Ltd. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

About Ingersoll Rand

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Ingersoll Rand Inc. provides various mission-critical air, fluid, energy, specialty vehicle and medical technologies in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It operates through two segments, Industrial Technologies and Services, and Precision and Science Technologies. The Industrial Technologies and Services segment designs, manufactures, markets, and services various air and gas compression, vacuum, and blower products; fluid transfer equipment and loading systems; and power tools and lifting equipment, including associated aftermarket parts, consumables, air treatment equipment, controls, other accessories, and services. The Precision and Science Technologies segment designs, manufactures, and markets a range of specialized positive displacement pumps, fluid management systems, accessories and aftermarket parts for liquid and gas dosing, transfer, dispensing, compression, sampling, pressure management and flow control in specialized or critical applications. The company's products are used in medical, laboratory, industrial manufacturing, water and wastewater, chemical processing, precision irrigation, energy, food and beverage, agriculture, and vacuum and automated liquid handling end-markets, as well as various manufacturing and industrial facilities applications. It sells through an integrated network of direct sales representatives and independent distributors under the Ingersoll Rand, Gardner Denver, Club Car, CompAir, Nash, Elmo Rietschle, Robuschi, Thomas, Milton Roy, Seepex, ARO, Emco Wheaton, Runtech Systems, Air Dimensions, Albin, Dosatron, Haskel, LMI, Maximus, MP, Oberdorfer, Welch, Williams, Zinnser Analytic, and YZ brands. The company was formerly known as Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Ingersoll Rand Inc. in March 2020. Ingersoll Rand Inc. was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Davidson, North Carolina.

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