Cohu Company Profile (NASDAQ:COHU)

About Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU)

Cohu logoCohu, Inc. is a supplier of semiconductor test and inspection handlers, micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) test modules, test contactors and thermal sub-systems used by global semiconductor manufacturers and test subcontractors. It develops, manufactures, sells and services a line of equipment capable of handling a range of integrated circuits and light-emitting diodes. It operates through semiconductor equipment segment. It offers products for the pick-and-place, gravity-feed, test-in-strip and turret handling, MEMS, burn-in and system-level test markets. It sells various products, including Delta MATRiX, Delta Pyramid, Delta Eclipse, Delta LinX, Rasco SO1000, Rasco SO2000, Rasco Saturn and Jupiter, Rasco Jaguar, Ismeca NY32, Ismeca NY20 and Delta Fusion HD. Its manufacturing operations are located in Malacca, Malaysia (handlers); Poway, California (thermal subsystems); Laguna, the Philippines (kits and contactors); Kolbermoor, Germany (handlers), and Osaka, Japan (contactors).

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Semiconductor Equipment & Testing
  • Sub-Industry: Semiconductor Equipment
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:COHU
  • CUSIP: 19257610
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $634.69 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 27,959,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $18.47
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $18.18
  • 52 Week Range: $10.72 - $23.53
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 32.80
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.66
  • P/E Growth: 1.45
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $314.92 million
  • Price / Sales: 2.02
  • Book Value: $9.49 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.39
  • Annual Dividend: $0.24
  • Dividend Yield: 1.1%
  • EBIDTA: $37.41 million
  • Net Margins: 6.21%
  • Return on Equity: 11.59%
  • Return on Assets: 7.76%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.02%
  • Current Ratio: 3.23%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.52%
  • Average Volume: 278,755 shs.
  • Beta: 0.88
  • Short Ratio: 0.78

Frequently Asked Questions for Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU)

What is Cohu's stock symbol?

Cohu trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "COHU."

How often does Cohu pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Cohu?

Cohu announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 27th. Investors of record on Friday, August 25th will be given a dividend of $0.06 per share on Friday, October 20th. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 23rd. View Cohu's Dividend History.

How were Cohu's earnings last quarter?

Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 27th. The company reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.03. The business earned $93.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $92.91 million. Cohu had a net margin of 6.21% and a return on equity of 11.59%. Cohu's quarterly revenue was up 22.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.23 EPS. View Cohu's Earnings History.

When will Cohu make its next earnings announcement?

Cohu is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October, 25th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Cohu.

Where is Cohu's stock going? Where will Cohu's stock price be in 2017?

4 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Cohu's shares. Their predictions range from $19.00 to $28.00. On average, they expect Cohu's share price to reach $23.75 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Cohu.

What are analysts saying about Cohu stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Cohu stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "COHU, INC. designs and manufactures electromechanical systems (handlers) that physically put semiconductors in place for testing and interface directly with electronic test equipment (tester) which performs the electrical test of the semiconductor devices. Other products include television cameras, microwave radios and metal detectors for industrial and hobbyist use. " (8/21/2017)
  • 2. Needham & Company LLC analysts commented, "COHU's reported solid 4Q16 results and provided sequentially higher 1Q17 guidance. With Auto being robust while mobility benefiting from increased RF demand, we believe good order momentum will drive further growth beyond this quarter. In addition, LT drivers (WLP Prober, System Level Test, Contactors) remain on track to drive incremental revenues in 2H17, while management plans to raise its target model after cost improvements. Based on the good report and guidance, we are incrementally more positive on the name. At a 2018 ex-cash P/E (w/SC) of 11.4x (using after-hours price), the stock does not look expensive, but we prefer to see more confirmation of sustained growth before getting aggressive. Maintain our Hold." (2/17/2017)

Who are some of Cohu's key competitors?

Who are Cohu's key executives?

Cohu's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Samer Kabbani, President of Delta Design Systems
  • James G. McFarlane, President of Delta Design Kit Operations
  • Luis A. Muller, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Jeffrey D. Jones, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance
  • Thomas D. Kampfer, Vice President - Corporate Development, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Hock W. Chiang, Vice President of Global Sales & Service - SEG
  • James A. Donahue, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Robert L. Ciardella, Lead Independent Director
  • William E. Bendush, Independent Director
  • Steven J. Bilodeau, Independent Director

Who owns Cohu stock?

Cohu's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.22%), Franklin Resources Inc. (7.04%), Vanguard Group Inc. (5.22%), Systematic Financial Management LP (3.02%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.82%) and Ameriprise Financial Inc. (2.45%). Company insiders that own Cohu stock include Fellenberg Ian Von, Hock Woo Chiang, James A Donahue, Jeffrey D Jones, Luis A Muller and William Bendush. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Cohu.

Who sold Cohu stock? Who is selling Cohu stock?

Cohu's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Royce & Associates LP, Franklin Resources Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Value Holdings Management CO. LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Prudential Financial Inc. and Wells Fargo & Company MN. Company insiders that have sold Cohu stock in the last year include Fellenberg Ian Von, Hock Woo Chiang, James A Donahue, Jeffrey D Jones, Luis A Muller and William Bendush. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cohu.

Who bought Cohu stock? Who is buying Cohu stock?

Cohu's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ameriprise Financial Inc., Systematic Financial Management LP, Numeric Investors LLC, Acadian Asset Management LLC, AJO LP, Marshall Wace North America L.P., Sensato Investors LLC and Federated Investors Inc. PA. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cohu.

How do I buy Cohu stock?

Shares of Cohu can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Cohu's stock price today?

One share of Cohu stock can currently be purchased for approximately $22.70.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Cohu (NASDAQ COHU)
Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  174 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  113 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  287
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Cohu and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.75)
Consensus Price Target: $23.75 (4.63% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/18/2017Needham & Company LLCUpgradeHold -> Buy$24.00HighView Rating Details
8/26/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$28.00LowView Rating Details
7/28/2017Dougherty & CoBoost Price TargetBuy$23.50 -> $24.00LowView Rating Details
7/17/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$17.00 -> $19.00HighView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU)
Earnings by Quarter for Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU)
Earnings History by Quarter for Cohu (NASDAQ COHU)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/25/2017$0.39N/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2017Q2 2017$0.39$0.42$92.91 million$93.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2017Q1 2017$0.19$0.31$78.30 million$81.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2017Q416$0.09$0.24$65.12 million$70.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316$0.06$0.14$67.95 million$69.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q216$0.21$0.22$73.93 million$76.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116$0.05$0.06$64.10 million$65.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/11/2016Q415$0.06$0.09$62.94 million$63.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q315$0.09$0.17$65.99 million$67.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q215$0.21$0.27$73.02 million$75.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q115($0.07)$0.03$62.45 million$68.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2015Q414$0.17$0.39$81.90 million$96.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2014Q3 2014$0.12$0.38$88.00 million$94.44 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2014Q214$0.01$0.19$73.60 million$77.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/12/2014Q413($0.11)($0.10)$59.80 million$64.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2013Q313($0.03)($0.65)$68.06 million$60.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/30/2013Q4 2012($0.21)($0.07)$40.00 million$50.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2012$0.01($0.03)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2012($0.03)($0.09)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2012($0.12)($0.13)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/1/2012$0.03$0.12ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/19/2011$0.08$0.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/20/2011$0.21$0.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2011$0.27$0.36ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2011$0.40$0.48ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.56
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.08$0.08$0.08
Q2 20171$0.15$0.15$0.15
Q3 20171$0.18$0.18$0.18
Q4 20171$0.15$0.15$0.15
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU)
Next Dividend:10/20/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.24
Dividend Yield:1.06%
Payout Ratio:34.78% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
17.78% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
16.55% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU)

Dividend History by Quarter for Cohu (NASDAQ COHU)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 5.97%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 83.86%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/5/2017James A DonahueDirectorSell75,000$18.72$1,404,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/31/2017Hock Woo ChiangVPSell10,844$18.77$203,541.88View SEC Filing  
8/2/2017James A DonahueDirectorSell75,000$17.87$1,340,250.00View SEC Filing  
5/30/2017Fellenberg Ian VonVPSell2,639$18.21$48,056.19View SEC Filing  
5/30/2017James A DonahueChairmanSell25,000$18.11$452,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/11/2017Hock Woo ChiangVPSell6,000$18.88$113,280.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2017Hock Woo ChiangVPSell12,000$19.05$228,600.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2017Jeffrey D JonesVPSell23,750$19.01$451,487.50View SEC Filing  
5/5/2017Luis A MullerCEOSell120,721$19.34$2,334,744.14View SEC Filing  
5/2/2017Luis A MullerCEOSell50,000$20.18$1,009,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/28/2017Hock Woo ChiangVPSell6,000$16.66$99,960.00View SEC Filing  
2/27/2017Hock Woo ChiangVPSell6,000$17.08$102,480.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2017James A DonahueChairmanSell19,903$16.26$323,622.78View SEC Filing  
2/24/2017Jeffrey D JonesVPSell13,750$16.13$221,787.50View SEC Filing  
11/18/2016William BendushDirectorSell6,000$12.14$72,840.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2015Harold HarrigianDirectorSell5,000$11.25$56,250.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2014John H AllenVPSell10,000$12.20$122,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2014Hock Woo ChiangVPSell2,000$12.21$24,420.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2014Jeffrey D JonesCFOSell25,000$11.90$297,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2014William BendushDirectorSell4,000$11.91$47,640.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2013Samer KabbaniInsiderSell10,183$10.61$108,041.63View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Samer KabbaniInsiderSell4,210$10.45$43,994.50View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU)
Latest Headlines for Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU)
DateHeadline logoCohu, Inc. (COHU) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - September 25 at 2:38 AM logoZacks: Brokerages Expect Cohu, Inc. (COHU) Will Announce Earnings of $0.39 Per Share - September 22 at 12:16 PM logoComparing Cohu (COHU) and Brooks Automation (BRKS) - September 21 at 10:40 AM logoHead-To-Head Review: Cohu (COHU) and Its Rivals - September 20 at 2:08 AM logoCohu To Present At Dougherty & Co. Institutional Conference; Webcast At 1:00 PM - September 19 at 10:26 PM logoCohu Reaches Analyst Target Price - September 19 at 10:26 PM logoCohu (COHU) Presents At Dougherty and Company Institutional Investor Conference - Slideshow - September 19 at 10:26 PM logoCohu, Inc.: Strong price momentum but will it sustain? - September 19 at 5:25 PM logoCohu, Inc. (COHU) Upgraded to Buy at Needham & Company LLC - September 18 at 11:32 PM logoOptions Traders Expect Huge Moves in Mirati Therapeutics (MRTX) Stock - September 18 at 5:27 PM logoOptions Traders Expect Huge Moves in Mirati Therapeutics (MRTX) Stock - September 18 at 5:27 PM logoNotable Monday Option Activity: OCUL, COHU, HUM - September 18 at 5:27 PM logoNotable Monday Option Activity: OCUL, COHU, HUM - September 18 at 5:27 PM logoWhy You Shouldn't Bet Against Cohu (COHU) Stock - September 18 at 5:27 PM logoWhy You Shouldn't Bet Against Cohu (COHU) Stock - September 18 at 5:27 PM logoWhy You Shouldn't Bet Against Cohu (COHU) Stock - September 18 at 5:27 PM logoCohu (COHU) vs. Its Competitors Head to Head Comparison - September 18 at 4:28 AM logoCohu to Participate at the Dougherty & Co. Institutional Investor Conference on September 19, 2017 - September 8 at 5:46 PM logoJames A. Donahue Sells 75,000 Shares of Cohu, Inc. (COHU) Stock - September 6 at 7:40 PM logoCohu, Inc. (COHU) VP Hock Woo Chiang Sells 10,844 Shares - September 5 at 8:06 PM logo Brokerages Anticipate Cohu, Inc. (COHU) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $91.55 Million - September 5 at 5:44 AM logoNeedham & Company LLC Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for Cohu, Inc. (COHU) - September 4 at 10:38 PM logoCohu, Inc. (COHU) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.39 Per Share - September 3 at 6:38 PM logoCohu, Inc. (COHU) Upgraded to Strong-Buy at ValuEngine - September 3 at 5:14 PM logoCohu, Inc. (COHU) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts - August 31 at 2:46 AM logoCohu, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : COHU-US : August 29, 2017 - August 29 at 5:48 PM logoCohu's (COHU) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at B. Riley - August 26 at 8:32 PM logoScott Black Establishes 4 New Positions in 2nd Quarter - August 22 at 11:02 PM logoCohu, Inc. (COHU) Upgraded to Strong-Buy by Zacks Investment Research - August 21 at 7:14 PM logoCohu, Inc. (COHU) Receives "Buy" Rating from B. Riley - August 21 at 1:04 PM logoReviewing Camtek (CAMT) & Cohu (COHU) - August 20 at 10:44 AM logo Brokerages Anticipate Cohu, Inc. (COHU) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $91.55 Million - August 18 at 11:32 AM logoComputer-Chip Testing Firm Urges Blocking Sale of Rival to China Fund - August 17 at 3:53 AM logoCohu, Inc. (COHU) Lifted to "Hold" at BidaskClub - August 16 at 11:32 PM logoCohu, Inc. (COHU) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.31 Per Share - August 16 at 6:28 AM logoPRESS DIGEST- Wall Street Journal - Aug 16 - August 16 at 4:12 AM logoCohu, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : COHU-US : August 15, 2017 - August 15 at 6:06 PM logoETFs with exposure to Cohu, Inc. : August 15, 2017 - August 15 at 6:06 PM logoCohu, Inc. (COHU) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - August 6 at 7:10 AM logoCohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) Director Sells $1,340,250.00 in Stock - August 3 at 10:38 PM logoCohu, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : COHU-US : August 3, 2017 - August 3 at 6:49 PM logoCohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) Receives "Buy" Rating from B. Riley - August 2 at 8:56 PM logoCohu, Inc. :COHU-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 1, 2017 - August 1 at 6:07 PM logoCohu, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:COHU) : July 31, 2017 - July 31 at 10:21 PM logoCohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $90.32 Million - July 31 at 9:41 AM logo$0.31 EPS Expected for Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) This Quarter - July 29 at 7:21 AM logoEdited Transcript of COHU earnings conference call or presentation 27-Jul-17 8:30pm GMT - July 28 at 7:13 PM logoCohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results - July 28 at 5:52 PM logoDougherty & Co Increases Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) Price Target to $24.00 - July 28 at 1:38 PM logoCohu, Inc. (COHU) Earns Buy Rating from B. Riley - July 28 at 12:59 PM



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