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logoMorningstarFebruary 26, 2021

Roper Technologies, Inc.: Roper Is a High-Quality Cash Compounder Now Trading at a Discount

Symbols
ROP
Sector(s)
Industrials
Rating
Current Price
$419.00
Fair Value
Economic Moat
Stewardship
Summary

Roper is a diversified technology company that operates out of four segments: application software; network software and systems; measurement and analytical solutions; and process technologies. The firm’s culture emphasizes acquiring asset-light, cash-generative businesses. Roper then reinvests this excess cash in businesses that yield incrementally higher rates of return. While the firm’s businesses are managed in a decentralized manner, Roper does not passively manage its portfolio. Instead, Roper manages its businesses through the Socratic method and empowers decision-makers through group executive coaching. Roper has now rotated a clear majority of its business from legacy industrial products into technology software in mature, niche markets with large quantities of deferred revenue.

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Analyst Profile

Joshua Aguilar

Equity Analyst
Joshua Aguilar is an equity analyst for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He covers a variety of industrials stocks, including diversified conglomerates. Prior to becoming an analyst, Aguilar was an associate on Morningstar’s financial-services team and a member of the valuation committee.Before joining Morningstar, Aguilar was a small-business-transaction attorney and represented clients in entity formation, buying and selling businesses, contract drafting, and deal negotiation.Aguilar holds a juris doctor degree from Wake Forest, a Master of Business Administration in finance from Rollins College, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and criminology from the University of Florida, where he graduated magna cum laude.