Rogers (NYSE: ROG) and Benchmark Electronics (NYSE:BHE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Rogers and Benchmark Electronics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rogers $656.31 million 4.43 $48.28 million $4.62 34.47
Benchmark Electronics $2.31 billion 0.67 $64.04 million $1.25 24.76

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Rogers and Benchmark Electronics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rogers 0 0 5 0 3.00
Benchmark Electronics 0 3 0 0 2.00

Rogers presently has a consensus price target of $156.67, suggesting a potential downside of 1.63%. Benchmark Electronics has a consensus price target of $36.67, suggesting a potential upside of 18.47%. Given Benchmark Electronics’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Benchmark Electronics is more favorable than Rogers.

Profitability

This table compares Rogers and Benchmark Electronics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rogers 10.88% 14.22% 9.13%
Benchmark Electronics 2.63% 5.62% 3.83%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.0% of Rogers shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.0% of Benchmark Electronics shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Rogers shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Benchmark Electronics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Rogers has a beta of 1.14, meaning that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Benchmark Electronics has a beta of 0.5, meaning that its stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Rogers beats Benchmark Electronics on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Rogers Company Profile

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.

Benchmark Electronics Company Profile

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. is a provider of electronic manufacturing services. The Company operates through three segments: the Americas, Asia and Europe. It provides services to original equipment manufacturers of industrial control equipment, including equipment for the aerospace and defense industry; telecommunication equipment; computers and related products for business enterprises; medical devices, and testing and instrumentation products. It offers integrated design and manufacturing services. Its operations consist of over three principal areas: manufacturing and assembly operations, including printed circuit boards assemblies and subsystem assembly, box build and systems integration; precision technology manufacturing, which include precision machining, metal joining, assembly and functional testing, and specialized engineering services, and specialized engineering services, such as product design, printed circuit board layout, prototyping, automation and test development.

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