Comparing Axcelis Technologies (ACLS) and Its Rivals
Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ: ACLS) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Axcelis Technologies to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.
This table compares Axcelis Technologies and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Axcelis Technologies Competitors||6.59%||12.25%||7.10%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Axcelis Technologies and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Axcelis Technologies Competitors||57||490||1264||20||2.68|
Axcelis Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $25.60, indicating a potential downside of 8.73%. As a group, “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies have a potential upside of 8.33%. Given Axcelis Technologies’ peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Axcelis Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Axcelis Technologies and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Axcelis Technologies||$324.69 million||$37.37 million||30.82|
|Axcelis Technologies Competitors||$1.64 billion||$379.05 million||10.35|
Axcelis Technologies’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Axcelis Technologies. Axcelis Technologies is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
75.3% of Axcelis Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.8% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.7% of Axcelis Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility & Risk
Axcelis Technologies has a beta of 1.15, indicating that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Axcelis Technologies’ peers have a beta of 1.22, indicating that their average share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Axcelis Technologies peers beat Axcelis Technologies on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
Axcelis Technologies Company Profile
Axcelis Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures and services ion implantation and other processing equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips. The Company also provides aftermarket lifecycle products and services, including used tools, spare parts, equipment upgrades, maintenance services and customer training. The Company offers a complete line of high energy, high current and medium current implanters for all application requirements. The Company’s Purion XE high energy system combines its radio frequency (RF) Linac high energy, spot beam technology with the Purion platform. The Company also offers the Purion M medium current system. The Company’s Purion M systems also offer differentiation for specialty applications, such as hot silicon carbide. The Company’s Purion H high current system is extendable into ultra-low energy applications to satisfy future process requirements, including leakage current performance.
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