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Roper Technologies, Inc is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Roper Technologies shares (ROP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Roper Technologies employs 18,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Roper Technologies share price

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Roper Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$306.53 - $453.89
50-day moving average $406.16
200-day moving average $407.97
Wall St. target price$460.20
PE ratio 48.3541
Dividend yield $2.1 (0.49%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $8.98

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Is it a good time to buy Roper Technologies stock?

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Is Roper Technologies under- or over-valued?

Valuing Roper Technologies stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Roper Technologies's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Roper Technologies's P/E ratio

Roper Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 48x. In other words, Roper Technologies shares trade at around 48x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Roper Technologies's PEG ratio

Roper Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.2145. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Roper Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Roper Technologies's EBITDA

Roper Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Roper Technologies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Roper Technologies financials

Revenue TTM $5.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 25.89%
Gross profit TTM $3.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.25%
Return on equity TTM 9.51%
Profit margin 17.18%
Book value $99.90
Market capitalisation $45.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Roper Technologies shares

There are currently 1.3 million Roper Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as Roper Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 14.7% down from 1.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Roper Technologies shares can be evaluated.

Roper Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Roper Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Roper Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Roper Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 625929.06403941). Roper Technologies's SIR currently stands at 2.03. In other words for every 100,000 Roper Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2030 shares are currently held short.

However Roper Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Roper Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Roper Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Roper Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Roper Technologies shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0143% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Roper Technologies shares, roughly 14 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Roper Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short Roper Technologies stock.

Roper Technologies's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Roper Technologies.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Roper Technologies's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 21.84

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Roper Technologies's overall score of 21.84 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 25th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Roper Technologies is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Roper Technologies's environmental score

Environmental score: 2.63/100

Roper Technologies's environmental score of 2.63 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Roper Technologies is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Roper Technologies's social score

Social score: 15.72/100

Roper Technologies's social score of 15.72 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Roper Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Roper Technologies's governance score

Governance score: 6/100

Roper Technologies's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Roper Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Roper Technologies, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 21.84
Total ESG percentile 25
Environmental score 2.63
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 15.72
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 6
Governance score percentile 3

Roper Technologies share dividends

17%

Dividend payout ratio: 16.9% of net profits

Recently Roper Technologies has paid out, on average, around 16.9% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.52% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Roper Technologies shareholders could enjoy a 0.52% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Roper Technologies's case, that would currently equate to about $2.1 per share.

While Roper Technologies's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Roper Technologies is investing more in its future growth.

Roper Technologies's most recent dividend payout was on 21 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Roper Technologies's shares ever split?

Roper Technologies's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 28 August 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Roper Technologies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Roper Technologies shares which in turn could have impacted Roper Technologies's share price.

Roper Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Roper Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $306.5283 up to $453.8912. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ROP.US volatility(beta: 1.01)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Roper Technologies's is 1.0138. This would suggest that Roper Technologies's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Roper Technologies overview

Roper Technologies, Inc. designs and develops software, and engineered products and solutions. The company offers management, campus solutions, laboratory information management, enterprise management, information solutions, transportation management, financial and compliance management, cloud-based financial analytics and performance management, and diagnostic and laboratory information system software; and software, services, and technologies for foodservice operations. It also provides cloud-based data, collaboration, and estimating automation software; electronic marketplace; visual effects and 3D content software; wireless sensor network and solutions; cloud-based software solutions; supply chain software; health care service and software; RFID card readers; data analytics and information; pharmacy software; and toll system and products, transaction and violation processing services, and intelligent traffic systems. In addition, the company offers precision rubber and polymer testing instruments, and data analysis software; ultrasound accessories; radiotherapy solutions; testing and analyzing plastic solutions; dispensers and metering pumps; control valves; precision weighing equipment; automated surgical scrub and linen dispensing equipment; water meters; optical and electromagnetic measurement systems; automated leak detection equipment; medical devices; products and services for water and gas utilities; and equipment and consumables. It also provides temperature control and emergency shutoff valves; turbomachinery control hardware, software, and services; specialized pumps; flow meter calibrators and controllers; vibration monitoring systems and controls; analytical instrument; drilling power section; pressure and level sensors; and non-destructive testing equipment. The company was formerly known as Roper Industries, Inc.

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