Rudolph Technologies (NYSE: RTEC) and Allied Motion Technologies (NASDAQ:AMOT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitabiliy, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Rudolph Technologies and Allied Motion Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rudolph Technologies 1 0 4 0 2.60
Allied Motion Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Rudolph Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $27.25, suggesting a potential upside of 26.74%. Given Rudolph Technologies’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Rudolph Technologies is more favorable than Allied Motion Technologies.

Dividends

Allied Motion Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Rudolph Technologies does not pay a dividend. Allied Motion Technologies pays out 11.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rudolph Technologies 13.02% 10.36% 8.87%
Allied Motion Technologies 3.41% 10.65% 4.45%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Rudolph Technologies and Allied Motion Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rudolph Technologies $243.81 million 2.78 $47.48 million $1.00 21.50
Allied Motion Technologies $238.07 million 0.99 $26.26 million $0.88 28.35

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.9% of Rudolph Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.1% of Allied Motion Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Rudolph Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 30.8% of Allied Motion Technologies shares are owned 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.

Volatility & Risk

Rudolph Technologies has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Allied Motion Technologies has a beta of 1.88, indicating that its share price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Rudolph Technologies beats Allied Motion Technologies on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Allied Motion Technologies

Allied Motion Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures and sells precision and specialty motion control components and systems used in a range of industries. The Company serves various markets, including vehicle, medical, aerospace and defense, electronics and industrial. It focuses on motion control applications. It is engaged in developing electro-magnetic, mechanical and electronic motion technology. It operates in the design and manufacture of motion control products, marketed to original equipment manufacturers and end users segment. Its products are used in the handling, inspection, and testing of components and final products, such as printers, tunable lasers and spectrum analyzers for the fiber optic industry, and test and processing equipment for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Its products are used in a range of medical, industrial and commercial aviation applications, such as dialysis equipment, industrial ink jet printers and cash dispensers.

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