Reviewing Trimble Inc. (TRMB)’s and ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE)’s results

This is a contrast between Trimble Inc. (NASDAQ:TRMB) and ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) based on their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation. The two companies are Scientific & Technical Instruments and they also compete with each other.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Trimble Inc. 3.11B 3.33 282.80M 1.03 39.00
ESCO Technologies Inc. 780.68M 2.27 74.78M 2.89 23.78

Table 1 demonstrates Trimble Inc. and ESCO Technologies Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. ESCO Technologies Inc. appears to has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Trimble Inc. The business with the higher P/E out of the two companies is considered for more expensive of the two firms currently. Trimble Inc. is thus currently the expensive of the two stocks because it has a higher P/E ratio.


Table 2 provides us the net margins, return on assets and return on equity of both companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Trimble Inc. 9.09% 10.9% 5.4%
ESCO Technologies Inc. 9.58% 10% 5.9%

Volatility & Risk

Trimble Inc. has a 2.18 beta, while its volatility is 118.00%, thus making it more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. ESCO Technologies Inc.’s 4.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 which is a result of the 0.96 beta.


The Current Ratio of Trimble Inc. is 1 while its Quick Ratio stands at 0.7. The Current Ratio of rival ESCO Technologies Inc. is 2.1 and its Quick Ratio is has 1.5. ESCO Technologies Inc. is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than Trimble Inc.


Meanhile, ESCO Technologies Inc.’s yearly dividend is $0.32 per share and 0.48% dividend yield. Trimble Inc. does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

The following table delivered below contains the ratings and recommendations for Trimble Inc. and ESCO Technologies Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Trimble Inc. 0 0 2 3.00
ESCO Technologies Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

Trimble Inc. has an average price target of $43.5, and a 6.15% upside potential.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors held 98.4% of Trimble Inc. shares and 96.2% of ESCO Technologies Inc. shares. 0.3% are Trimble Inc.’s share held by insiders. Competitively, insiders own roughly 2.9% of ESCO Technologies Inc.’s shares.


Here are 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)
Trimble Inc. -0.74% 6.88% 6.59% -4.89% 7.56% 22.3%
ESCO Technologies Inc. -1.59% 5.7% -1.77% 0.91% 16.74% 4.35%

For the past year Trimble Inc.’s stock price has bigger growth than ESCO Technologies Inc.


Trimble Inc. beats on 9 of the 15 factors ESCO Technologies Inc.

Trimble Inc. provides technology solutions to enhance the work processes of office and mobile field professionals worldwide. The companyÂ’s Engineering and Construction segment offers field and office software for route selection and design; systems to guide and control construction equipment; systems to monitor, track, and manage assets, equipment, and workers; software to share and communicate data; 3D conceptual design and modeling software; building information modeling software; integrated site layout and measurement systems; applications for sub-contractors and trades; integrated workplace management services software; capital program and facility management solutions; field based data collection systems; and communication systems and back-office software. Its Field Solutions segment provides guidance and positioning, and automated application systems; and information management solutions, as well as systems to collect authoritative field data. The companyÂ’s Mobile Solutions segment offers fleet and transportation management, analytics, routing, mapping, reporting, and predictive modeling solution; and work management and scheduling, and worker safety and mobility solutions. Its Advanced Devices segment supplies global navigation satellite system modules (GNSS), licensing and complementary technologies, and GNSS-integrated sub-system solutions; global positioning system receivers and embedded modules; and precision products. The company serves agriculture, architecture, civil engineering, survey and land administration, construction, geospatial, environmental management, natural resources, transportation, and utility sectors, as well as governments. The company was formerly known as Trimble Navigation Limited and changed its name to Trimble Inc. in October 2016. Trimble Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

ESCO Technologies Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and supplies engineered products and systems for utility, industrial, aerospace, and commercial applications worldwide. The companyÂ’s Filtration segment supplies filtration and fluid control products, including filter elements, manifolds, assemblies, modules, indicators, custom and standard valves, filters, regulators, actuators, and other related components; and elastomeric-based signature reduction solutions. Its RF Shielding and Test segment designs and manufactures RF test facilities, acoustic test enclosures, RF and magnetically shielded rooms, secure communication facilities, RF measurement systems, and broadcast and recording studios; and components, such as RF absorptive materials, RF filters, active compensation systems, antennas, antenna masts, turntables, electric and magnetic probes, RF test cells, proprietary measurement software, and other test accessories to perform various tests. This segment also provides calibration for antennas and field probes, chamber certification, field surveys, customer training, and various product tests. The companyÂ’s Utility Solutions Group segment develops, manufactures, and delivers diagnostic testing solutions, which include electric power grid and enterprise management systems for electrical equipment. This segmentÂ’s solutions include protection diagnostics with the Doble Protection Suite and F6000 series, the M4100 and transformational technology of the M7100 Doble Tester, the dobleARMS asset risk management system, and DobleÂ’s Enoserv PowerBase and DUCe compliance tools. Its Technical Packaging segment offers thermoformed products and packaging materials for medical, pharmaceutical, retail, food, and electronic applications. The company distributes its products primarily through a network of distributors, sales representatives, direct sales teams, and in-house sales personnel. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

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