Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP) and Rudolph Technologies (RTEC) Financial Comparison

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) and Rudolph Technologies (NYSE:RTEC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Roper Technologies 21.70% 15.41% 7.23%
Rudolph Technologies 15.28% 12.99% 11.11%

Volatility & Risk

Roper Technologies has a beta of 1.06, indicating that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rudolph Technologies has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.7% of Roper Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.5% of Rudolph Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.5% of Roper Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.0% of Rudolph Technologies shares are owned by 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 ratings and recommmendations for Roper Technologies and Rudolph Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Roper Technologies 0 3 7 0 2.70
Rudolph Technologies 1 0 4 0 2.60

Roper Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $304.09, suggesting a potential upside of 10.48%. Rudolph Technologies has a consensus target price of $31.00, suggesting a potential downside of 4.76%. Given Roper Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Roper Technologies is more favorable than Rudolph Technologies.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Roper Technologies and Rudolph Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Roper Technologies $4.61 billion 6.16 $971.77 million $9.42 29.22
Rudolph Technologies $255.10 million 4.06 $32.90 million $1.04 31.30

Roper Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Rudolph Technologies. Roper Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Rudolph Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Roper Technologies pays an annual dividend of $1.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Rudolph Technologies does not pay a dividend. Roper Technologies pays out 17.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Roper Technologies has increased its dividend for 19 consecutive years.

Summary

Roper Technologies beats Rudolph Technologies on 15 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Roper Technologies

Roper Technologies, Inc. designs and develops software, and engineered products and solutions. It operates in four segments: RF Technology; Medical & Scientific Imaging; Industrial Technology; and Energy Systems & Controls. The company offers radio frequency identification (RFID) communication technology and software solutions, including application management software, software-as-a-service applications, card systems/integrated security solutions, toll and traffic systems, RFID card readers, and metering and remote monitoring products. It also offers diagnostic and laboratory software solutions; patient positioning devices and related software, 3-D measurement technology, and diagnostic and therapeutic disposable products; non-invasive instruments and video laryngoscopes; and a cloud-based financial analytics and performance software platform, as well as electron filters, charged couple devices, and complementary metal oxide semiconductor cameras, detectors, and related software. In addition, the company offers water meter and automatic meter reading products and systems, fluid handling pumps, materials analysis equipment and consumables, flow measurement and metering equipment, industrial valves and controls, and industrial leak testing products. Further, it provides control systems, fluid properties testing equipment, valves, vibration sensors and controls, and non-destructive inspection and measurement products and solutions. Additionally, the company provides enterprise software and information solutions for government contractors, professional services firms, and other project-based businesses. It serves healthcare, food, energy, water, education, and construction industries, as well as law and professional services firms in the United States and internationally. The company was formerly known as Roper Industries, Inc. and changed its name to Roper Technologies, Inc. in April 2015. Roper Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is based in Sarasota, Florida.

About Rudolph Technologies

Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (Rudolph) is engaged in the design, development, manufacture and support of process control defect inspection and metrology, advanced packaging lithography, and data analysis systems and software used by microelectronics device manufacturers. The Company provides process and yield management solutions used in both wafer processing and final manufacturing through a family of standalone systems for macro-defect inspection, lithography, probe card test and analysis, and transparent and opaque thin film measurements. It offers Process Control Business, Lithography Business and Integrated Software Solutions. Rudolph markets and sells products to logic, memory, data storage, flat panel, application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) device and packaging manufacturers. Its products include AMX 6000 Series, Explorer Inspection Platform, MetaPULSE System, Wafer Scanner Inspection System, GateWay Software, Yield Optimizer Software and Process Sentinel Software.

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