Trinseo (TSE) & Rogers (ROG) Financial Comparison

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Rogers (NYSE: ROG) and Trinseo (NYSE:TSE) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Rogers and Trinseo’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rogers 9.56% 13.71% 9.34%
Trinseo 7.42% 59.08% 13.86%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Rogers and Trinseo, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rogers 0 0 2 0 3.00
Trinseo 0 2 4 0 2.67

Rogers currently has a consensus target price of $165.00, indicating a potential upside of 42.72%. Trinseo has a consensus target price of $88.60, indicating a potential upside of 24.09%. Given Rogers’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Rogers is more favorable than Trinseo.

Dividends

Trinseo pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Rogers does not pay a dividend. Trinseo pays out 17.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Rogers has a beta of 1.51, meaning that its stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Trinseo has a beta of 2.27, meaning that its stock price is 127% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.5% of Rogers shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.1% of Trinseo shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Rogers shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Trinseo shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Rogers and Trinseo’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rogers $821.04 million 2.59 $80.45 million $5.76 20.07
Trinseo $4.45 billion 0.69 $328.30 million $8.13 8.78

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

Summary

Trinseo beats Rogers on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Rogers

Rogers Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells engineered materials and components worldwide. The company's Advanced Connectivity Solutions segment offers circuit materials and solutions for connectivity applications in wireless communications infrastructure, automotive, connected devices, wired infrastructure, consumer electronics, and aerospace/defense. Its Elastomeric Material Solutions segment provides elastomeric material solutions for critical cushioning, sealing, impact protection, and vibration management applications, including general industrial, portable electronics, consumer goods, automotive, mass transportation, construction, and printing applications. The company's Power Electronics Solutions segment offers ceramic substrate materials for power module applications, laminated bus bars for power inverter and high power interconnect applications, and micro-channel coolers. Its Other segment provides elastomeric components for applications in ground transportation, office equipment, consumer, and other markets; elastomer floats for level sensing in fuel tanks, motors, and storage tanks; and inverters for portable communications and automotive markets. The company also manufactures and sells polytetrafluoroethylene, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene films, pressure sensitive tapes, and specialty products for the industrial, aerospace, automotive, and electronics markets. Rogers Corporation was founded in 1832 and is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona.

About Trinseo

Trinseo S.A., a materials company, manufactures and markets synthetic rubber, latex binders, and plastic products in Europe, the United States, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company operates through Latex Binders, Synthetic Rubber, Performance Plastics, Basic Plastics, Feedstocks, and Americas Styrenics segments. The Latex Binders segment offers styrene-butadiene, styrene-acrylate, vinylidene chloride, and butadiene-methacrylate latex products for the commercial and niche carpet markets, as well as performance latex products for the adhesive, building and construction, and technical textile paper markets. The Synthetic Rubber segment provides styrene-butadiene rubber, emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber, nickel polybutadiene rubber, and neodymium polybutadiene rubber for use in tires, modifiers, and technical rubber products. The Performance Plastics segment offers engineered compounds and blend products for the automotive, consumer electronics, medical, electrical, and lighting markets. The Basic Plastics segment provides polystyrene, polycarbonate, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, and styrene-acrylonitrile for use in appliances, food packaging and food service disposables, consumer electronics, and building and construction materials. The Feedstocks segment offers styrene monomer, a basic building block of plastics. The Americas Styrenics segment provides styrene and polystyrene, as well as general purpose polystyrenes, high heat, high impact resin, and STYRON A-TECH polystyrene products. The company's products are also used in carpet and artificial turf backing, coated and specialty paper, and other markets. Trinseo S.A. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania.

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