Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (NASDAQ: CCMP) is one of 101 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Cabot Microelectronics Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Cabot Microelectronics Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation 0 1 4 0 2.80
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Competitors 930 4739 8691 360 2.58

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $95.67, indicating a potential downside of 4.92%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 6.08%. Given Cabot Microelectronics Corporation’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cabot Microelectronics Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation has a beta of 1.43, suggesting that its share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cabot Microelectronics Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.03, suggesting that their average share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cabot Microelectronics Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation $507.18 million $86.95 million 29.68
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Competitors $4.31 billion $522.04 million 44.36

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Cabot Microelectronics Corporation. Cabot Microelectronics Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Cabot Microelectronics Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation 17.10% 16.27% 11.56%
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Competitors -44.93% 1.51% 1.43%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.3% of Cabot Microelectronics Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.1% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.5% of Cabot Microelectronics Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.8% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Cabot Microelectronics Corporation pays out 23.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 55.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Cabot Microelectronics Corporation

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation supplies polishing slurries and pads used in the manufacture of integrated circuit (IC) devices within the semiconductor industry, in a process called chemical mechanical planarization (CMP). The Company is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of CMP consumables. The Company develops, produces and sells CMP slurries for polishing conducting and insulating materials used in IC devices, and also for polishing the disk substrates and magnetic heads used in hard disk drives. It also develops, manufactures and sells CMP polishing pads, which are used in conjunction with slurries in the CMP process. The Company also pursues other surface modification applications through its engineered surface finishes (ESF) business. The Company offers CMP polishing pads, under the Epic and NexPlanar brand names, for a range of applications and technology nodes.

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