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

Dividends

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 37.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Sun Hydraulics Corporation and Robbins & Myers, as reported by MarketBeat.

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

Sun Hydraulics Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $57.00, suggesting a potential downside of 4.76%.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sun Hydraulics Corporation 9.63% 13.25% 7.99%
Robbins & Myers N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sun Hydraulics Corporation $196.93 million 8.22 $23.30 million $0.96 62.34
Robbins & Myers N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

81.3% of Sun Hydraulics Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 10.7% of Sun Hydraulics Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

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

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.

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.

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