Rudolph Technologies (NYSE:RTEC) and National Automation Services (OTCMKTS:NESV) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.
Volatility & Risk
Rudolph Technologies has a beta of 0.92, suggesting that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National Automation Services has a beta of -0.85, suggesting that its stock price is 185% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Rudolph Technologies and National Automation Services’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Rudolph Technologies||$273.78 million||2.68||$45.09 million||$1.42||16.19|
|National Automation Services||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Rudolph Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than National Automation Services.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Rudolph Technologies and National Automation Services, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|National Automation Services||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Rudolph Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $32.00, suggesting a potential upside of 39.19%.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
93.6% of Rudolph Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Rudolph Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 30.9% of National Automation Services shares are held 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.
This table compares Rudolph Technologies and National Automation Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|National Automation Services||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Rudolph Technologies beats National Automation Services on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Rudolph Technologies
Rudolph Technologies, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and supports process control defect inspection and metrology, advanced packaging lithography, and data analysis systems and software used in microelectronic device manufacturing. The company also offers process and yield management solutions used in wafer processing facilities, and device packaging and test facilities manufacturing through standalone systems for macro-defect inspection, lithography, probe card test and analysis, and transparent and opaque thin film measurements. In addition, it provides spare parts; and software licensing services. The company markets and sells its products to analog, logic, memory, RF, CMOS Image Sensors, MEMs, and flat panel display manufacturers. Rudolph Technologies, Inc. offers its products in the United States, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Austria, Japan, Germany, and China, as well as other European and Asian countries. The company was formerly known as Rudolph Research Corporation. Rudolph Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts.
About National Automation Services
National Energy Services, Inc. is a holding company that is engaged in building a portfolio of complementary services through acquisitions. It primarily focuses on drilling services, operation services, and maintenance services of the well-site activities. The company was founded on January 27, 1997 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, NV.
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