Rudolph Technologies (NYSE: RTEC) and Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rudolph Technologies 1 0 4 0 2.60
Keysight Technologies 0 2 8 0 2.80

Rudolph Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $27.80, suggesting a potential upside of 6.11%. Keysight Technologies has a consensus price target of $47.11, suggesting a potential upside of 11.51%. Given Keysight Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Keysight Technologies is more favorable than Rudolph Technologies.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rudolph Technologies $243.81 million 3.39 $47.48 million $1.00 26.20
Keysight Technologies $3.06 billion 2.57 $550.00 million $1.33 31.77

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

Profitability

This table compares Rudolph Technologies and Keysight 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%
Keysight Technologies 7.58% 20.85% 8.06%

Risk & Volatility

Rudolph Technologies has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Keysight Technologies has a beta of 1.15, indicating that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.9% of Rudolph Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.1% of Keysight Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Rudolph Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Keysight Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Keysight Technologies beats Rudolph Technologies on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Keysight Technologies Company Profile

Keysight Technologies, Inc. is a measurement company engaged in providing electronic design and test solutions to communications and electronics industries. The Company provides electronic design and test instruments and systems and related software, software design tools and related services that are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronics equipment. The Company operates through three segments: Communications Solutions Group (CSG), Electronic Industrial Solutions Group (EISG) and Services Solutions Group (SSG). The CSG and EISG segments provide electronic design and test software, instruments, and systems used in the simulation, design, validation, manufacturing, installation and optimization of electronic equipment. The SSG segment provides integrated service solutions, including repair and calibration services, professional services and remanufactured equipment.

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