Mattson Technology (NASDAQ: MTSN) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Mattson Technology to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Mattson Technology and its rivals’ 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%
Mattson Technology Competitors 7.86% 13.41% 8.00%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Mattson Technology and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mattson Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A
Mattson Technology Competitors 63 530 1326 23 2.67

As a group, “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies have a potential upside of 13.38%. Given Mattson Technology’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Mattson Technology has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.5% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.7% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies 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.

Volatility & Risk

Mattson Technology has a beta of 2.33, suggesting that its share price is 133% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mattson Technology’s rivals have a beta of 1.22, suggesting that their average share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mattson Technology and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Mattson Technology N/A N/A 27.69
Mattson Technology Competitors $1.86 billion $242.27 million 4.85

Mattson Technology’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Mattson Technology. Mattson Technology 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.

Summary

Mattson Technology rivals beat Mattson Technology on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Mattson Technology Company Profile

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.

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