Robbins & Myers (NYSE: RBN) and Sun Hydraulics Corporation (NASDAQ:SNHY) are both companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.


Sun Hydraulics Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Robbins & Myers does not pay a dividend. Sun Hydraulics Corporation pays out 30.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.4% of Sun Hydraulics Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.7% of Sun Hydraulics Corporation shares are owned 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.


This table compares Robbins & Myers and Sun Hydraulics Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Robbins & Myers N/A N/A N/A
Sun Hydraulics Corporation 10.34% 15.54% 8.52%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Robbins & Myers and Sun Hydraulics Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Robbins & Myers N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sun Hydraulics Corporation $196.93 million 8.40 $23.30 million $1.19 51.38

Sun Hydraulics Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Robbins & Myers.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Robbins & Myers and Sun Hydraulics Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Robbins & Myers 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sun Hydraulics Corporation 0 2 0 0 2.00

Sun Hydraulics Corporation has a consensus target price of $57.00, indicating a potential downside of 6.77%.


Sun Hydraulics Corporation beats Robbins & Myers on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Robbins & Myers

Robbins & Myers, Inc. is a supplier of engineered equipment and systems for critical applications in global energy, industrial, chemical and pharmaceutical markets. The Company operates in two segments: Energy Services and Process & Flow Control. Its Energy Services business segment, which includes T-3, designs, manufactures, markets, repairs and services equipment and systems used in upstream oil and gas exploration and recovery, production and completion, pipeline transmission infrastructure and a variety of other industrial applications. Its Process and Flow Control business segment designs, manufactures and services glass-lined reactors and storage vessels, industrial progressing cavity pumps, mixing equipment, and related products such as grinders for applications involving the flow of viscous, abrasive and solid-laden slurries and sludge, standard and customized fluid-agitation equipment and systems. In February 2013, National Oilwell Varco Inc acquired Robbins & Myers Inc.

About Sun Hydraulics Corporation

Sun Hydraulics Corporation (Sun) develops and manufactures solutions for the hydraulics and electronics markets. It is engaged in power controls and vehicle technologies lines of business. The Company operates through two segments including hydraulics and electronics. Hydraulics market segment is engaged in manufacturing of screw-in hydraulic cartridge valves, electro-hydraulics, manifolds, and integrated package solutions for the worldwide industrial and mobile hydraulics markets operating under the brand Sun Hydraulics. Electronics market segment provides electronic control, display and instrumentation solutions for both recreational and off-highway vehicles, as well as stationary and power generation equipment and that offered under the brands of Enovation Controls, Murphy and Zero Off.

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