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How to buy Roper Technologies (ROP) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Roper Technologies shares.
Roper Technologies is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Roper Technologies stocks (ROP.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $475.24 – a decrease of 2.99% over the previous week. Roper Technologies employs 19,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.9 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Roper Technologies?
- Has coronavirus impacted Roper Technologies shares?
- Roper Technologies shares summary
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- Is Roper Technologies stock a buy or sell?
- Roper Technologies performance over time
- Is Roper Technologies suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Roper Technologies shares over-valued?
- Roper Technologies's financials
- How volatile are Roper Technologies shares?
- Does Roper Technologies pay a dividend?
- Have Roper Technologies shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Roper Technologies stock price (NYSE:ROP)Use our graph to track the performance of ROP stocks over time.
Roper Technologies shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$417.46|
|52-week range||$417.00 - $503.68|
|50-day moving average||$459.40|
|200-day moving average||$465.82|
|Wall St. target price||$520.07|
|Dividend yield||$2.365 (0.58%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$27.04|
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Is it a good time to buy Roper Technologies stock?
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Roper Technologies price performance over time
|1 week (2022-05-13)||-2.99%|
|1 month (2022-04-20)||-10.95%|
|3 months (2022-02-18)||-5.19%|
|6 months (2021-11-19)||-16.25%|
|1 year (2021-05-21)||-5.08%|
|2 years (2020-05-21)||14.35%|
|3 years (2019-05-21)||16.43%|
|5 years (2017-05-19)||88.41%|
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 16x. In other words, Roper Technologies shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-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 2.1737. 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 $2.3 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||$5.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||27.43%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.11%|
|Return on equity TTM||8.23%|
|Market capitalisation||$45.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 01/01/2019) 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.
Roper Technologies share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 15.59% of net profits
Recently Roper Technologies has paid out, on average, around 15.59% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.58% 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 0.58% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Roper Technologies's case, that would currently equate to about $2.365 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 22 April 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 April 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Roper Technologies's shares ever split?
Roper Technologies's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 29 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 $416.9972 up to $503.6804. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.0681. 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, diagnostic and laboratory information management, enterprise management, information solutions, transportation management, financial and compliance management, and cloud-based financial analytics and performance management software; cloud-based software to the property and casualty insurance industry; 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 for the life insurance and financial services industries; supply chain software; health care service and software; RFID card readers; data analytics and information; and pharmacy software solutions. In addition, the company offers precision rubber and polymer testing instruments, and data analysis software; ultrasound accessories; 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; and pressure and level sensors. The company was formerly known as Roper Industries, Inc.
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