Rogers Corporation (ROG) and Rubicon Technology (RBCN) Financial Analysis

Rogers Corporation (NYSE: ROG) and Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.9% of Rogers Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.0% of Rubicon Technology shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Rogers Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of Rubicon Technology shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Rogers Corporation and Rubicon Technology’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rogers Corporation $743.51 million 3.40 $163.66 million $4.13 33.68
Rubicon Technology $14.13 million 1.57 -$23.28 million ($21.96) -0.37

Rogers Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Rubicon Technology. Rubicon Technology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Rogers Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Rogers Corporation and Rubicon Technology, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rogers Corporation 0 0 5 0 3.00
Rubicon Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A

Rogers Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $135.67, indicating a potential downside of 2.45%. Given Rogers Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Rogers Corporation is more favorable than Rubicon Technology.

Volatility and Risk

Rogers Corporation has a beta of 1.16, suggesting that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rubicon Technology has a beta of 0.8, suggesting that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Rogers Corporation and Rubicon Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rogers Corporation 10.21% 13.28% 8.52%
Rubicon Technology -410.60% -77.35% -73.06%

Summary

Rogers Corporation beats Rubicon Technology on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Rogers Corporation

Rogers Corporation manufactures and sells engineered materials and components for mission critical applications. The Company’s segments are Advanced Connectivity Solutions (ACS), Elastomeric Material Solutions (EMS), Power Electronics Solutions (PES) and Other. The ACS segment manufactures and sells circuit materials and solutions for applications in wireless communications infrastructure, automotive, connected devices, consumer electronics and aerospace/defense. The EMS segment manufactures and sells elastomeric material solutions for critical cushioning, sealing, impact protection and vibration management applications, including general industrial, portable electronics, consumer goods, automotive, construction and printing applications. The PES segment manufactures and sells ceramic substrate materials for power module applications, laminated bus bars for power inverter and interconnect applications, and micro-channel coolers. Its other business consists of elastomeric components.

About Rubicon Technology

Rubicon Technology, Inc. is a vertically integrated, electronic materials provider specializing in monocrystalline sapphire for applications in light-emitting diodes (LEDs), optical systems and specialty electronic devices. The Company’s product lines include sapphire cores; four and six-inch sapphire wafers; four, six, and eight-inch patterned sapphire substrate (PSS) wafers, and optical sapphire components. Its sapphire is also used as an exterior component in mobile devices, specifically camera lens covers, dual flashes and home buttons on certain newer model smartphones and as the crystal covering the faces of certain smart watches. In addition, some consumer electronics original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) use sapphire faceplates for smartphones. For the LED market, it sells 2 to 6-inch material in core form and four, six and eight-inch material in polished and PSS wafer form. Its principal customers are semiconductor device manufacturers and wafer polishing companies.

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