Critical Contrast: Amtech Systems (ASYS) versus Its Competitors
Amtech Systems (NASDAQ: ASYS) is one of 18 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Amtech Systems to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.
This table compares Amtech Systems and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Amtech Systems Competitors||-24.03%||10.43%||4.25%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
50.0% of Amtech Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are held by institutional investors. 34.6% of Amtech Systems shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
Amtech Systems has a beta of 2.11, suggesting that its stock price is 111% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amtech Systems’ rivals have a beta of 1.52, suggesting that their average stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Amtech Systems and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Amtech Systems Competitors||44||290||285||7||2.41|
Amtech Systems presently has a consensus target price of $12.50, indicating a potential downside of 0.32%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies have a potential upside of 7.25%. Given Amtech Systems’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Amtech Systems has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Amtech Systems and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Amtech Systems||$152.25 million||$4.90 million||104.50|
|Amtech Systems Competitors||$696.10 million||$107.92 million||49.52|
Amtech Systems’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Amtech Systems. Amtech Systems is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Amtech Systems rivals beat Amtech Systems on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
Amtech Systems Company Profile
Amtech Systems, Inc. is engaged in the manufacture of capital equipment, including thermal processing, silicon wafer handling automation and related consumables used in fabricating solar cells, Light Emitting Diode (LED) and semiconductor devices. The Company operates through three business segments: solar, semiconductor and polishing. The solar segment supplies thermal processing systems, including diffusion; plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD); atomic layer deposition (ALD), and related automation, parts and services to the solar/photovoltaic industry. The semiconductor segment supplies thermal processing equipment, including solder reflow equipment and related controls for use by the semiconductor manufacturers and in electronics assembly for automotive and other industries. The polishing supplies segment produces consumables and machinery for lapping (fine abrading) and polishing of materials, such as sapphire substrates and optical components.
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