Analyzing Ichor (ICHR) and Robbins & Myers (NYSE:RBN)

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ichor and Robbins & Myers’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ichor $405.75 million 1.49 $16.66 million $4.18 5.67
Robbins & Myers N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Ichor has higher revenue and earnings than Robbins & Myers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

75.5% of Ichor shares are held by institutional investors. 5.8% of Ichor shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ichor 7.43% 32.99% 17.01%
Robbins & Myers N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Ichor and Robbins & Myers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ichor 0 0 5 0 3.00
Robbins & Myers 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ichor presently has a consensus target price of $35.40, suggesting a potential upside of 49.37%.

Summary

Ichor beats Robbins & Myers on 7 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ichor

Ichor Holdings, Ltd. is engaged in the design, engineering and manufacturing of critical fluid delivery subsystems for semiconductor capital equipment. The Company’s primary offerings include gas and chemical delivery subsystems, collectively known as fluid delivery subsystems, which are key elements of the process tools used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices. The Company’s gas delivery subsystems deliver, monitor and control precise quantities of the specialized gases used in semiconductor manufacturing processes, such as etch and deposition. Its chemical delivery subsystems precisely blend and dispense the reactive liquid chemistries used in semiconductor manufacturing processes, such as chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP) electroplating and cleaning. The Company also manufactures certain components for internal use in fluid delivery systems and for direct sales to its customers.

About Robbins & Myers

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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