Rudolph Technologies (NYSE: RTEC) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Rudolph Technologies to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Rudolph Technologies has a beta of 1.12, suggesting that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rudolph Technologies’ peers have a beta of 0.82, suggesting that their average share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Rudolph Technologies and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rudolph Technologies 1 0 4 0 2.60
Rudolph Technologies Competitors 93 491 542 17 2.42

Rudolph Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $27.80, indicating a potential upside of 5.70%. As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 20.29%. Given Rudolph Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Rudolph Technologies is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.9% of Rudolph Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.2% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Rudolph Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Rudolph Technologies and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Rudolph Technologies $243.81 million $47.48 million 26.30
Rudolph Technologies Competitors $499.43 million $99.03 million -4.59

Rudolph Technologies’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Rudolph Technologies. Rudolph Technologies is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Rudolph Technologies and its peers’ 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%
Rudolph Technologies Competitors -5.44% 1.56% -1.26%

Summary

Rudolph Technologies beats its peers on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Rudolph Technologies Company Profile

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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