Reviewing Teradyne Inc. (TER)’s and Rubicon Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCN)’s results

This is therefore a comparing of the profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership in Teradyne Inc. (NASDAQ:TER) and Rubicon Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCN). The two are both Semiconductor Equipment & Materials companies that compete with one another.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Teradyne Inc. 47 4.26 N/A 2.31 24.16
Rubicon Technology Inc. 8 6.32 N/A 0.39 23.75

Table 1 shows the top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation for Teradyne Inc. and Rubicon Technology Inc. Rubicon Technology Inc. seems to has lower revenue and earnings compared to Teradyne Inc. The company that is more expensive between the two has a higher price-to-earnings ratio. Teradyne Inc.’s currently higher price-to-earnings ratio makes it the more expensive of the two businesses.


Table 2 represents Teradyne Inc. (NASDAQ:TER) and Rubicon Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCN)’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Teradyne Inc. 0.00% 28.2% 16.2%
Rubicon Technology Inc. 0.00% 3.1% 3%

Volatility & Risk

Teradyne Inc.’s volatility measures that it’s 59.00% more volatile than S&P 500 due to its 1.59 beta. From a competition point of view, Rubicon Technology Inc. has a 0.81 beta which is 19.00% less volatile compared to S&P 500.


The Current Ratio of Teradyne Inc. is 3.6 while its Quick Ratio stands at 3.2. The Current Ratio of rival Rubicon Technology Inc. is 28.1 and its Quick Ratio is has 26.2. Rubicon Technology Inc. is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than Teradyne Inc.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Roughly 0% of Teradyne Inc. shares are held by institutional investors while 38.5% of Rubicon Technology Inc. are owned by institutional investors. About 0.5% of Teradyne Inc.’s share are held by insiders. Competitively, insiders own roughly 4.2% of Rubicon Technology Inc.’s shares.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Teradyne Inc. -3.81% 14.13% 14.34% 51.03% 28.94% 77.6%
Rubicon Technology Inc. 6.61% 11.94% 19.97% 12.07% 16.41% 16.33%

For the past year Teradyne Inc. was more bullish than Rubicon Technology Inc.


Teradyne Inc. beats Rubicon Technology Inc. on 9 of the 10 factors.

Teradyne, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and supports automatic test equipment worldwide. Its Semiconductor Test segment offers semiconductor test products and services for wafer level and device package testing in automotive, industrial, communications, consumer, computer and electronic game, and other applications. This segment offers FLEX test platform systems; Magnum platform that tests memory devices, such as flash memory and dynamic random access memory; J750 test system to address the highest volume semiconductor devices; and ETS platform for use by semiconductor manufacturers, and assembly and test subcontractors in the analog/mixed signal markets. This segment serves integrated device manufacturers that integrate the fabrication of silicon wafers into their business; fabless companies that outsource the manufacturing of silicon wafers; foundries; and outsourced semiconductor assembly and test providers. The companyÂ’s System Test segment offers defense/aerospace test instrumentation and systems; storage test systems; and circuit-board test and inspection systems. Its Industrial Automation segment provides collaborative robots for manufacturing and light industrial customers. The companyÂ’s Wireless Test segment provides test solutions for use in the development and manufacture of wireless devices, smart phones, tablets, notebooks, laptops, peripherals, and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices under the LitePoint brand name. This segment offers IQxel products for Wi-Fi and other standards; IQxstream solution for testing GSM, EDGE, CDMA2000, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, HSPA+, LTE-FDD, TD_LTE, and LTE-A technologies; modular wireless test instruments for design verification test and production testing of wireless components; lab-in-a-box zSeries solution for design verification of RF power amplifier and smart device RF front end modules; and test software for wireless chipsets. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in North Reading, Massachusetts.

Rubicon Technology, Inc., an advanced materials provider, develops, manufactures, and sells monocrystalline sapphire products for optical and industrial systems. It offers optical and industrial sapphire products in various shapes and sizes, including round and rectangular windows and blanks, domes, tubes, and rods for a range of end markets comprising defense and aerospace, specialty lighting, instrumentation, sensors and detectors, semiconductor process equipment, electronic substrates, medical, and laser applications. The companyÂ’s product lines include very thin, double-side polished windows as thin as 300 microns for 6 inches optical windows, and very large-area blanks and polished windows; round C-plane sapphire windows approximately 11 inches in diameter and A-plane windows approximately 18 inches in diameter with UV grade windows approximately 13.5 inches in diameter; and sapphire window blanks at 18 x 36 x 1 inches dimensions. The company markets and sells its products through its direct sales force in Asia, Australia, North America, and Europe. Its principal customers include semiconductor device manufacturers and wafer polishing companies. Rubicon Technology, Inc. was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Bensenville, Illinois.

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