Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) is one of 54 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Roper Technologies to related companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

Roper Technologies has a beta of 1.06, indicating that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Roper Technologies’ competitors have a beta of 1.25, indicating that their average stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Roper Technologies pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Roper Technologies pays out 20.3% 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 36.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Roper Technologies has raised its dividend for 18 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Roper Technologies and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Roper Technologies 0 2 8 0 2.80
Roper Technologies Competitors 288 1665 1808 19 2.41

Roper Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $251.91, indicating a potential downside of 2.44%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 4.09%. Given Roper Technologies’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Roper Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

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 16.17% 14.47% 6.20%
Roper Technologies Competitors 2.58% -41.31% 4.68%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.9% 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 hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Roper Technologies $3.79 billion $658.64 million 37.47
Roper Technologies Competitors $3.33 billion $239.54 million 497.12

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

Summary

Roper Technologies beats its competitors on 9 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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