S&P 500   5,011.12
DOW   37,775.38
QQQ   423.41
What's Driving Tesla Lower Ahead of its Earnings?
How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 4/18/2024
3 Steel Stocks Could Soar on New China Tariffs
CSX Co.: The Railroad Powering Ahead with an Earnings Beat
These are the Top 4 Stocks for Buybacks in 2024
Can Netflix Stock Continue Into All-Time Highs After Earnings?
Shares of Walmart-backed Ibotta soar on public debut
S&P 500   5,011.12
DOW   37,775.38
QQQ   423.41
What's Driving Tesla Lower Ahead of its Earnings?
How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 4/18/2024
3 Steel Stocks Could Soar on New China Tariffs
CSX Co.: The Railroad Powering Ahead with an Earnings Beat
These are the Top 4 Stocks for Buybacks in 2024
Can Netflix Stock Continue Into All-Time Highs After Earnings?
Shares of Walmart-backed Ibotta soar on public debut
S&P 500   5,011.12
DOW   37,775.38
QQQ   423.41
What's Driving Tesla Lower Ahead of its Earnings?
How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 4/18/2024
3 Steel Stocks Could Soar on New China Tariffs
CSX Co.: The Railroad Powering Ahead with an Earnings Beat
These are the Top 4 Stocks for Buybacks in 2024
Can Netflix Stock Continue Into All-Time Highs After Earnings?
Shares of Walmart-backed Ibotta soar on public debut
S&P 500   5,011.12
DOW   37,775.38
QQQ   423.41
What's Driving Tesla Lower Ahead of its Earnings?
How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 4/18/2024
3 Steel Stocks Could Soar on New China Tariffs
CSX Co.: The Railroad Powering Ahead with an Earnings Beat
These are the Top 4 Stocks for Buybacks in 2024
Can Netflix Stock Continue Into All-Time Highs After Earnings?
Shares of Walmart-backed Ibotta soar on public debut

AMETEK (AME) Competitors

$177.27
-0.78 (-0.44%)
(As of 04/18/2024 ET)

AME vs. ROP, FTV, DDOG, MSCI, TTD, A, TEL, STM, MCHP, and CSGP

Should you be buying AMETEK stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of AMETEK include Roper Technologies (ROP), Fortive (FTV), Datadog (DDOG), MSCI (MSCI), Trade Desk (TTD), Agilent Technologies (A), TE Connectivity (TEL), STMicroelectronics (STM), Microchip Technology (MCHP), and CoStar Group (CSGP). These companies are all part of the "computer and technology" sector.

AMETEK vs.

Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP) and AMETEK (NYSE:AME) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, community ranking, analyst recommendations, dividends, media sentiment and earnings.

93.3% of Roper Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.4% of AMETEK shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Roper Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of AMETEK shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Roper Technologies$6.18B9.13$1.38B$12.8940.91
AMETEK$6.60B6.21$1.31B$5.6731.26

Roper Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $574.58, suggesting a potential upside of 8.97%. AMETEK has a consensus target price of $180.78, suggesting a potential upside of 1.98%. Given AMETEK's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Roper Technologies is more favorable than AMETEK.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Roper Technologies
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.82
AMETEK
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.78

Roper Technologies has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AMETEK has a beta of 1.22, suggesting that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Roper Technologies pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. AMETEK pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Roper Technologies pays out 23.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. AMETEK pays out 19.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Roper Technologies has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years and AMETEK has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years. AMETEK is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

In the previous week, Roper Technologies had 2 more articles in the media than AMETEK. MarketBeat recorded 10 mentions for Roper Technologies and 8 mentions for AMETEK. AMETEK's average media sentiment score of 1.29 beat Roper Technologies' score of 0.98 indicating that Roper Technologies is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Roper Technologies
8 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
AMETEK
6 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

AMETEK received 42 more outperform votes than Roper Technologies when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 72.24% of users gave AMETEK an outperform vote while only 65.23% of users gave Roper Technologies an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Roper TechnologiesOutperform Votes
546
65.23%
Underperform Votes
291
34.77%
AMETEKOutperform Votes
588
72.24%
Underperform Votes
226
27.76%

Roper Technologies has a net margin of 22.41% compared to Roper Technologies' net margin of 19.91%. Roper Technologies' return on equity of 17.96% beat AMETEK's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Roper Technologies22.41% 10.63% 6.48%
AMETEK 19.91%17.96%11.03%

Summary

Roper Technologies beats AMETEK on 12 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding AME and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
Skip Chart

Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
Skip Chart

AME vs. The Competition

MetricAMETEKProcess control instruments IndustryComputer SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$40.99B$21.65B$19.08B$17.13B
Dividend Yield0.63%0.98%2.76%3.62%
P/E Ratio31.2665.47246.6823.19
Price / Sales6.214.86527.539.68
Price / Cash22.7716.8628.0016.97
Price / Book4.693.326.304.84
Net Income$1.31B$506.76M$624.33M$969.88M
7 Day Performance-1.36%-4.28%-2.80%-2.30%
1 Month Performance-2.56%-7.60%-3.90%-3.08%
1 Year Performance28.86%17.52%14.13%77.61%

AMETEK Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
ROP
Roper Technologies
3.434 of 5 stars
$526.98
-0.2%
$574.58
+9.0%
+19.4%$56.40B$6.18B40.8816,800Upcoming Earnings
Positive News
FTV
Fortive
4.4177 of 5 stars
$81.02
-0.7%
$86.31
+6.5%
+19.3%$28.47B$6.07B33.2018,000Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Downgrade
DDOG
Datadog
3.4604 of 5 stars
$126.95
+0.9%
$130.33
+2.7%
+78.6%$42.13B$2.13B1,057.925,200Analyst Report
MSCI
MSCI
4.771 of 5 stars
$513.28
+0.0%
$581.57
+13.3%
-7.2%$40.66B$2.53B35.645,794Upcoming Earnings
TTD
Trade Desk
4.2334 of 5 stars
$82.13
+1.4%
$89.75
+9.3%
+30.1%$40.16B$1.95B228.153,115Insider Selling
A
Agilent Technologies
4.0562 of 5 stars
$136.71
-2.5%
$141.29
+3.4%
-4.7%$40.06B$6.83B32.5518,100Positive News
Gap Down
TEL
TE Connectivity
4.2626 of 5 stars
$142.79
+0.5%
$153.30
+7.4%
+9.9%$44.38B$16.03B13.5590,000Upcoming Earnings
STM
STMicroelectronics
3.4211 of 5 stars
$40.32
-0.8%
$50.75
+25.9%
-21.7%$36.40B$17.29B9.0451,323Upcoming Earnings
Gap Down
MCHP
Microchip Technology
4.1437 of 5 stars
$85.93
+0.3%
$92.25
+7.4%
+4.3%$46.44B$8.44B20.0822,600Analyst Report
CSGP
CoStar Group
3.4041 of 5 stars
$86.29
-1.4%
$100.08
+16.0%
+20.5%$35.24B$2.46B93.796,152Upcoming Earnings

Related Companies and Tools

This page (NYSE:AME) was last updated on 4/19/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

From Our Partners