Comparing Aehr Test Systems (AEHR) & Its Competitors
Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ: AEHR) is one of 28 public companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Aehr Test Systems to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
26.8% of Aehr Test Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.9% of Aehr Test Systems shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Aehr Test Systems has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aehr Test Systems’ rivals have a beta of 0.79, suggesting that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Aehr Test Systems and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Aehr Test Systems||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Aehr Test Systems Competitors||75||449||540||12||2.45|
As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 14.36%. Given Aehr Test Systems’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Aehr Test Systems has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Aehr Test Systems and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Aehr Test Systems||$18.90 million||-$5.65 million||-11.35|
|Aehr Test Systems Competitors||$580.76 million||$58.28 million||98.20|
Aehr Test Systems’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Aehr Test Systems. Aehr Test Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Aehr Test Systems and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Aehr Test Systems||-13.92%||-23.69%||-12.00%|
|Aehr Test Systems Competitors||-9.38%||2.25%||-1.46%|
Aehr Test Systems rivals beat Aehr Test Systems on 9 of the 10 factors compared.
About Aehr Test Systems
Aehr Test Systems is engaged in the designing, manufacturing and marketing of advanced test and burn-in products to the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The Company manufactures and markets full wafer contact test systems, test during burn-in systems, test fixtures, die carriers and related accessories. The Company’s principal products are the Advanced Burn-In and Test System (ABTS), the FOX full wafer contact parallel test and burn-in systems, WaferPak full wafer contactor, the DiePak carrier and test fixtures. The Company develops, manufactures and sells systems, which are designed to reduce the cost of testing and to perform reliability screening, or burn-in, of complex logic devices, memory integrated circuits (ICs), sensors and optical devices. These systems can be used to perform parallel testing and burn-in of packaged ICs, singulated bare die or ICs still in wafer form.
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