Mattson Technology (NASDAQ: MTSN) and Camtek (NASDAQ:CAMT) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

18.3% of Camtek shares are owned by institutional investors. 79.4% of Camtek shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mattson Technology and Camtek’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mattson Technology N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Camtek $116.68 million 1.55 $13.85 million $0.08 64.00

Camtek has higher revenue and earnings than Mattson Technology.

Profitability

This table compares Mattson Technology and Camtek’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mattson Technology -13.95% -18.69% -13.50%
Camtek 2.56% 15.32% 10.10%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Mattson Technology and Camtek, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mattson Technology 0 1 0 0 2.00
Camtek 0 1 1 0 2.50

Mattson Technology currently has a consensus target price of $38.00, indicating a potential upside of 955.56%. Camtek has a consensus target price of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 36.72%. Given Mattson Technology’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Mattson Technology is more favorable than Camtek.

Summary

Camtek beats Mattson Technology on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mattson Technology

Mattson Technology, Inc. is a United States-based company, which provides a global semiconductor wafer processing equipment. The Company is engaged in designing, manufacturing, marketing and supporting semiconductor wafer processing equipment, which uses in the fabrication of integrated circuits. It operates in four product sectors: dry strip, etch, conventional rapid thermal processing and millisecond anneal. It is a supplier of dry strip and rapid thermal processing (RTP) equipment for processing to semiconductor manufactures across the world for the fabrication of various devices. It offers its technology to provide capital equipment that deliver processing capability for integrated circuit fabrication to its customers. Its product support offerings include product specific upgrade kits, labor and parts, labor bank program and process engineering services. Its designing and manufacturing centers are located in the United States, Canada and Germany.

About Camtek

Camtek Ltd. provides automated and technological solutions for production processes and products yield, enabling and supporting customers’ technologies in the semiconductor fabrication and printed circuit board (PCB) industries. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets products mainly based on two core technologies: automated optical inspection (AOI) and functional ink technology (FIT). The Company’s AOI systems are computerized systems that optically inspect various types of electronic product components for defects caused during the manufacturing process. Its AOI systems are used for both production processes and for manufacturers in the semiconductor fabrication industry, as well as the printed circuit board industry. The Company’s AOI products incorporate image processing software and algorithms, as well as electro-optics and precision mechanics. In addition, the Company’s AOI systems use technology to handle a range of inspection and verification needs.

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