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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Sun Hydraulics and Robbins & Myers, as provided by

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

Sun Hydraulics currently has a consensus target price of $57.00, suggesting a potential downside of 2.21%.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.5% of Sun Hydraulics shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.0% of Sun Hydraulics shares are owned 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sun Hydraulics and Robbins & Myers’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sun Hydraulics $196.93 million 8.01 $23.30 million $1.19 48.98
Robbins & Myers N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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


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

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


Sun Hydraulics 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 pays out 30.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


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

Sun Hydraulics Company Profile

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.

Robbins & Myers Company Profile

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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