Reviewing Roper Technologies (ROP) & Its Competitors

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) is one of 57 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Roper Technologies to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Roper Technologies has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Roper Technologies’ competitors have a beta of 1.26, indicating that their average stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Roper Technologies and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Roper Technologies 16.44% 13.66% 6.07%
Roper Technologies Competitors 1.25% 6.46% 4.47%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.3% of Roper Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.4% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Roper Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Roper Technologies and its competitors, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Roper Technologies 0 1 8 0 2.89
Roper Technologies Competitors 285 1647 1752 19 2.41

Roper Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $246.20, suggesting a potential downside of 2.21%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 1.36%. Given Roper Technologies’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Roper Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Roper Technologies and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Roper Technologies $4.18 billion $1.41 billion 37.69
Roper Technologies Competitors $2.20 billion $347.23 million 24.34

Roper Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Roper Technologies is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


Roper Technologies pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Roper Technologies pays out 21.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 36.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Roper Technologies has increased its dividend for 18 consecutive years.


Roper Technologies beats its competitors on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Roper Technologies

Roper Technologies, Inc. is a technology company. The Company operates businesses that design and develop software and engineered products and solutions for various end markets, including healthcare, transportation, commercial construction, food, energy, water, education and academic research. The Company operates in four segments: Medical & Scientific Imaging, which offers products and software in medical applications, and digital imaging products; RF Technology, which provides radio frequency identification (RFID) communication technology and software solutions; Industrial Technology, which produces fluid handling pumps, materials analysis equipment and consumables, leak testing equipment, flow measurement and metering equipment, and Energy Systems & Controls, which produces control systems, fluid properties testing equipment, industrial valves and controls, vibration sensors and controls, and non-destructive inspection and measurement products and solutions.

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