COBHAM PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:CBHMY) and ROHM CO LTD/ADR (OTCMKTS:ROHCY) are both mid-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.


This table compares COBHAM PLC/ADR and ROHM CO LTD/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ROHM CO LTD/ADR 11.38% 6.38% 5.61%

Volatility & Risk

COBHAM PLC/ADR has a beta of 1.24, indicating that its stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ROHM CO LTD/ADR has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of ROHM CO LTD/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for COBHAM PLC/ADR and ROHM CO LTD/ADR, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares COBHAM PLC/ADR and ROHM CO LTD/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
COBHAM PLC/ADR $2.18 billion 1.55 $98.11 million $0.11 24.82
ROHM CO LTD/ADR $3.60 billion 1.98 $409.97 million N/A N/A

ROHM CO LTD/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than COBHAM PLC/ADR.


ROHM CO LTD/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. COBHAM PLC/ADR does not pay a dividend.


ROHM CO LTD/ADR beats COBHAM PLC/ADR on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

COBHAM PLC/ADR Company Profile

Cobham plc provides a range of technologies and services to commercial, defense, aerospace, space, and security markets in the United Kingdom, the United States, other European countries, Australia, Asia, and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Communications and Connectivity, Mission Systems, Advanced Electronic Solutions, and Aviation Services. The Communications and Connectivity segment offers equipment and solutions for the aerospace, avionics, satellite, radio, wireless, antenna, and mobile connectivity markets. The Mission Systems segment provides safety and survival systems for extreme environments; nose-to-tail aerial refueling systems; and wing-tip to wing-tip mission systems for jets, transport aircraft, and rotorcraft. The Advanced Electronic Solutions segment offers critical solutions for communication on land, at sea, in the air, and in space through off-the-shelf and customized products, which include radio frequency, microwave, microelectronics, antenna subsystems, and motion control solutions. This segment serves defense, radar, electronic warfare, X-ray imaging, medical, and industrial markets. The Aviation Services segment delivers outsourced aviation services for military and commercial customers through military training, special mission flights, outsourced commercial aviation, fly-in fly-out, and aircraft engineering services. Cobham plc was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Wimborne, the United Kingdom.

ROHM CO LTD/ADR Company Profile

ROHM Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells electronic components in Japan, the Americas, Europe, Asia, and internationally. It operates through LSI, Discrete Semiconductor Devices, Modules, and Others segments. The company offers ICs, including memory, amplifier and linear, power management, clocks and timers, switches and multiplexers, logic, data converter, sensor and MEMS, digital power, display driver, motor/actuator driver, interface, communication and speech synthesis LSI, audio and video, microcontroller, analog, logic, and memory ICs. It also provides discrete semiconductor products, such as diodes, transistors, light-emitting diodes, and laser diodes; and modules comprising printheads, optical and power modules, and wireless communication and battery-less radio modules. In addition, the company offers power devices, including SiC power devices, IGBT, and IPM; passive devices, such as resistors and tantalum capacitors; opto devices comprising LEDs, LED displays, and optical sensors; and Intel chipsets. Its products are used for the industry, automotive, consumer electronics, and PC/communications applications. The company was formerly known as Toyo Electronics Industry Corporation and changed its name to ROHM Co., Ltd. in 1981. ROHM Co., Ltd. was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.

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