KLA-Tencor Corp. Company Profile (NASDAQ:KLAC)

About KLA-Tencor Corp.

KLA-Tencor Corp. logoKLA-Tencor Corporation is a supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries. The Company's products are also used in various other industries, including the light emitting diode (LED) and data storage industries, as well as general materials research. KLA-Tencor's products and services are used by bare wafer, integrated circuit (IC), lithography reticle and disk manufacturers around the world. These customers turn to the Company for inline wafer and IC defect monitoring, review and classification; reticle defect inspection and metrology; packaging and interconnect inspection; critical dimension (CD) metrology; pattern overlay metrology; film thickness, surface topography and composition measurements; measurement of in-chamber process conditions, wafer shape and stress metrology; computational lithography tools, and overall yield and fab-wide data management and analysis systems.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
  • Sub-Industry: Semiconductor Equipment
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: KLAC
  • CUSIP: 48248010
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $68.77
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $69.39
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $71.81
  • 52-Week Range: $48.73 - $77.85
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 15.32
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.76
  • P/E Growth: 0.66
  • Market Cap: $10.73B
  • Outstanding Shares: 155,995,000
  • Beta: 1.54
  • Net Margins: 23.60%
  • Return on Equity: 159.94%
  • Return on Assets: 15.46%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 4.44%
  • Current Ratio: 3.86%
  • Quick Ratio: 3.16%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ:KLAC) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 9 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.25)
Consensus Price Target: $73.05 (6.22% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ:KLAC)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/13/2016Credit Suisse Group AGUpgradeNeutral -> Outperform$82.00 -> $85.00View Rating Details
8/29/2016Cowen and CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$79.00 -> $80.00View Rating Details
8/17/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
8/13/2016SusquehannaReiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
8/2/2016B. RileyReiterated RatingNeutral$78.00View Rating Details
7/29/2016Pacific CrestReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
7/29/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$72.00 -> $78.00View Rating Details
7/29/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$74.00 -> $78.00View Rating Details
1/31/2016NomuraReiterated RatingNeutral$67.00View Rating Details
10/22/2015Needham & Company LLCDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
10/22/2015Piper Jaffray Cos.DowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$63.00 -> $67.00View Rating Details
10/22/2015Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$51.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details
9/25/2015Credit Agricole SAUpgradeUnderperform -> OutperformView Rating Details
4/24/2015Jefferies GroupLower Price TargetHold$68.00 -> $65.00View Rating Details
1/27/2015BNP ParibasDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$58.70 -> $66.00View Rating Details
11/28/2014Berenberg BankInitiated CoverageHold$64.00View Rating Details
10/3/2014Evercore ISIDowngradeStrong-Buy -> Neutral$90.00 -> $75.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 9/29/2014 forward)


Earnings History for KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ:KLAC)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/28/2016Q4$1.42$1.77$842.10 million$919.17 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2016Q3$0.98$1.15$725.62 million$712.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q2$0.86$1.04$699.72 million$710.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q116$0.56$0.71$625.47 million$643.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q415$0.91$0.99$751.72 million$756.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q315$0.76$0.84$738.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/22/2015Q215$0.53$0.68$664.30 million$676.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q115$0.46$0.47$620.70 million$643.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q414$0.86$0.80$733.71 million$734.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q314$1.12$1.23$822.64 million$832.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/23/2014Q214$0.79$0.85$705.06 million$705.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q114$0.66$0.68$657.50 million$658.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q4 2013$0.79$0.82$705.21 million$720.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q3 2013$0.85$1.01$726.82 million$729.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/24/2013Q2 2013$0.57$0.63$634.90 million$673.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2012Q312$0.89$0.84$734.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2012$1.31$1.49ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$1.10$1.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2012$0.65$0.72ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$1.17$1.17ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2011$1.40$1.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011$1.24$1.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2011$1.06$1.10ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ:KLAC)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.92 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.39 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$1.02$1.02$1.02
Q2 20161$1.09$1.09$1.09
Q3 20162$0.87$0.97$0.92
Q4 20162$1.07$1.46$1.27
Q1 20172$1.14$1.15$1.15
Q2 20172$1.25$1.31$1.28
Q3 20171$1.49$1.49$1.49
Q4 20171$1.55$1.55$1.55
Q1 20181$1.39$1.39$1.39
Q2 20181$1.51$1.51$1.51
Q3 20181$1.69$1.69$1.69
Q4 20181$1.78$1.78$1.78
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ:KLAC)
Annual Dividend:$2.08
Dividend Yield:3.02%
Payout Ratio:46.33% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
42.28% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
38.59% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ:KLAC)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ:KLAC)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.20%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 85.98%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
7/5/2016Bren D. HigginsCFOSell363$72.23$26,219.49View SEC Filing  
5/4/2016Bobby R BellEVPSell6,343$69.18$438,808.74View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Bren D. HigginsCFOSell1,147$68.22$78,248.34View SEC Filing  
2/8/2016Bobby R. BellEVPSell3,844$64.60$248,322.40View SEC Filing  
2/8/2016Brian M. TrafasSVPSell3,057$64.60$197,482.20View SEC Filing  
1/5/2016Brian M. TrafasSVPSell273$68.38$18,667.74View SEC Filing  
1/5/2016Virendra A. KirloskarCAOSell82$68.38$5,607.16View SEC Filing  
1/4/2016Bobby R. BellEVPSell6,343$68.05$431,641.15View SEC Filing  
12/1/2015Bren D. HigginsCFOSell1,600$66.77$106,832.00View SEC Filing  
10/21/2015Michael KirkEVPSell16,204$64.39$1,043,375.56View SEC Filing  
9/10/2015Brian M. TrafasSVPSell3,108$49.17$152,820.36View SEC Filing  
9/8/2015Brian M. TrafasSVPSell2,665$48.47$129,172.55View SEC Filing  
9/8/2015Brian MartinVPSell2,611$48.47$126,555.17View SEC Filing  
9/8/2015Virendra A. KirloskarCAOSell1,833$48.47$88,845.51View SEC Filing  
2/9/2015Bobby R BellEVPSell3,841$62.01$238,180.41View SEC Filing  
1/5/2015Bren D HigginsCFOSell61$69.77$4,255.97View SEC Filing  
1/5/2015Virendra A KirloskarCAOSell116$69.77$8,093.32View SEC Filing  
1/2/2015Bobby R BellEVPSell4,241$70.62$299,499.42View SEC Filing  
8/8/2014Bobby R BellEVPSell5,740$71.72$411,672.80View SEC Filing  
8/7/2014Michael KirkEVPSell1,596$72.30$115,390.80View SEC Filing  
8/6/2014Brian MartinVPSell6,178$70.91$438,081.98View SEC Filing  
8/6/2014Michael KirkEVPSell7,890$70.91$559,479.90View SEC Filing  
8/6/2014Virendra A KirloskarCAOSell3,088$70.91$218,970.08View SEC Filing  
8/4/2014Brian MartinVPSell1,139$71.41$81,335.99View SEC Filing  
8/4/2014Michael KirkEVPSell7,478$71.41$534,003.98View SEC Filing  
8/4/2014Virendra A KirloskarCAOSell2,703$71.41$193,021.23View SEC Filing  
7/30/2014Robert T BondDirectorSell1,250$72.09$90,112.50View SEC Filing  
7/29/2014John T DicksonDirectorSell2,500$72.16$180,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2014Richard WallaceCEOSell12,243$62.27$762,371.61View SEC Filing  
5/1/2014Robert BondDirectorSell1,250$63.07$78,837.50View SEC Filing  
2/7/2014Michael KirkEVPSell3,853$62.01$238,924.53View SEC Filing  
1/28/2014Kevin KennedyDirectorSell2,500$61.73$154,325.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2013Richard WallaceCEOSell25,000$62.45$1,561,250.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2013Edward W BarnholtChairmanSell20,625$64.85$1,337,531.25View SEC Filing  
10/29/2013Robert T BondDirectorSell10,000$65.07$650,700.00View SEC Filing  
10/22/2013Michael KirkEVPSell4,000$64.89$259,560.00View SEC Filing  
10/17/2013Richard P WallaceCEOSell15,000$63.00$945,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/16/2013Bren HigginsCFOSell1,560$60.47$94,333.20View SEC Filing  
9/10/2013Bren D HigginsCFOSell1,987$58.96$117,153.52View SEC Filing  
9/6/2013David C WangDirectorSell2,500$59.01$147,525.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2013Richard WallaceCEOSell25,000$57.71$1,442,750.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2013Brian MartinVPSell1,721$58.47$100,626.87View SEC Filing  
8/8/2013Mark DentingerCFOSell3,168$58.43$185,106.24View SEC Filing  
8/8/2013Michael KirkEVPSell3,586$58.40$209,422.40View SEC Filing  
8/8/2013Virendra KirloskarCAOSell1,123$58.57$65,774.11View SEC Filing  
8/5/2013Bobby BellEVPSell6,070$58.90$357,523.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2013Brian MartinVPSell14,968$58.79$879,968.72View SEC Filing  
8/5/2013Mark DentingerCFOSell26,841$58.70$1,575,566.70View SEC Filing  
8/5/2013Virendra KirloskarCAOSell8,785$58.86$517,085.10View SEC Filing  
8/1/2013Bobby R BellEVPSell3,100$60.00$186,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/30/2013Bobby R BellEVPSell36,950$58.35$2,156,032.50View SEC Filing  
7/12/2013Bobby R BellEVPSell6,200$60.00$372,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/12/2013Virendra A KirloskarCAOSell1,600$60.00$96,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2013Robert T BondDirectorSell1,250$55.21$69,012.50View SEC Filing  
6/3/2013Virendra A KirloskarCAOSell3,200$57.00$182,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Richard P WallaceCEOSell25,000$54.34$1,358,500.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ:KLAC) Chart for Thursday, September, 29, 2016

Last Updated on 9/29/2016 by MarketBeat.com Staff