About KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC)
KLA-Tencor Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nano-electronics industries worldwide. It offers chip manufacturing products, such as front-end defect inspection tools, defect review systems, advanced packaging process control systems, metrology solutions, in-situ process monitoring products, and lithography software; wafer manufacturing products comprising wafer manufacturing products comprising surface and defect inspection, wafer geometry and nanotopography metrology, and data management; and reticle manufacturing products, such as defect inspection and pattern placement metrology products. The company also provides light emitting diode (LED), power device, and compound semiconductor manufacturing products consisting of patterned wafer inspection, defect inspection, surface metrology, and data management products; thin-film head metrology and inspection, virtual lithography, in-situ process monitoring, transparent and metal substrate inspection, and data management products for data storage media/head manufacturing; and stylus and optical profiling, and optical inspection products for microelectromechanical systems manufacturing, as well as products for general purpose/lab applications. It offers its products and services for bare wafer, IC, lithography reticle, and disk manufacturers. KLA-Tencor Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Optical instruments & lenses
SectorComputer and Technology
Trailing P/E Ratio17.08
Forward P/E Ratio13.13
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$3.48 billion
Price / Sales4.55
Cash Flow$6.3346 per share
Price / Cash16.02
Book Value$8.46 per share
Price / Book12.00
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.94
Net Income$926.07 million
Return on Equity85.81%
Return on Assets20.18%
KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC) Frequently Asked Questions
What is KLA-Tencor's stock symbol?
KLA-Tencor trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "KLAC."
How often does KLA-Tencor pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for KLA-Tencor?
KLA-Tencor announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 14th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 15th will be given a dividend of $0.75 per share on Friday, June 1st. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.96%. This is an increase from KLA-Tencor's previous quarterly dividend of $0.59. View KLA-Tencor's Dividend History.
How will KLA-Tencor's stock buyback program work?
KLA-Tencor announced that its board has approved a share repurchase plan on Tuesday, March 20th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.
How were KLA-Tencor's earnings last quarter?
KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January, 25th. The semiconductor company reported $1.97 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.73 by $0.24. The semiconductor company earned $975.82 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $968 million. KLA-Tencor had a return on equity of 85.81% and a net margin of 17.28%. The firm's revenue was up 11.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.52 EPS. View KLA-Tencor's Earnings History.
When is KLA-Tencor's next earnings date?
What guidance has KLA-Tencor issued on next quarter's earnings?
KLA-Tencor issued an update on its third quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 25th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.85-2.09 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.07. The company issued revenue guidance of $0.97-1.03 billion.
What price target have analysts set for KLAC?
14 analysts have issued 1 year price targets for KLA-Tencor's shares. Their forecasts range from $65.00 to $151.00. On average, they expect KLA-Tencor's share price to reach $124.07 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for KLA-Tencor.
Who are some of KLA-Tencor's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to KLA-Tencor include Lam Research (LRCX), Tokyo Electron (TOELY), DXC Technology (DXC), Infineon Technologies (IFNNY), ServiceNow (NOW), Autodesk (ADSK), Red Hat Software (RHT), Vivendi (VIV), Workday (WDAY), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Fortive (FTV), Western Digital (WDC), SMC (SMCAY), Weibo (WB), Amphenol (APH), Ericsson (ERIC), Sprint (S) and Twitter (TWTR).
Who are KLA-Tencor's key executives?
KLA-Tencor's management team includes the folowing people:
- Mr. Richard P. Wallace, Pres, CEO & Exec. Director (Age 58)
- Mr. Bren D. Higgins, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 48)
- Mr. Bobby R. Bell, Chief Strategy Officer (Age 56)
- Mr. Brian M. Trafas Ph.D., Sr. VP of Global Customer Organisation (Age 55)
- Mr. Ahmad A. Khan, Exec. VP of Global Products Group (Age 44)
Has KLA-Tencor been receiving favorable news coverage?
Headlines about KLAC stock have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. KLA-Tencor earned a coverage optimism score of 0.03 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.07 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.
How do I buy shares of KLA-Tencor?
Shares of KLAC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is KLA-Tencor's stock price today?
One share of KLAC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $101.48.
How big of a company is KLA-Tencor?
KLA-Tencor has a market capitalization of $15.82 billion and generates $3.48 billion in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $926.07 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.94 on an earnings per share basis. KLA-Tencor employs 5,990 workers across the globe.
How can I contact KLA-Tencor?
KLA-Tencor's mailing address is ONE TECHNOLOGY DRIVE, MILPITAS CA, 95035. The semiconductor company can be reached via phone at 408-875-3000 or via email at [email protected]
MarketBeat Community Rating for KLA-Tencor (KLAC)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about KLA-Tencor and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe KLAC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe KLAC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC) Price Target and Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
14 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for KLA-Tencor in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $124.07, suggesting that the stock has a possible upside of 22.26%. The high price target for KLAC is $151.00 and the low price target for KLAC is $65.00. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Buy."
|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Buy||Buy||Buy||Hold|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||2.79||2.71||2.50||2.25|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||0 Sell Rating(s)|
3 Hold Rating(s)
11 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
4 Hold Rating(s)
10 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|1 Sell Rating(s)|
5 Hold Rating(s)
8 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|2 Sell Rating(s)|
5 Hold Rating(s)
5 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||$124.07||$121.2129||$112.5714||$103.10|
|Price Target Upside: ||22.26% upside||3.43% upside||2.13% downside||4.58% downside|
KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC) Consensus Price Target History
KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 4/22/2016 forward)
KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC) Dividend Information
KLA-Tencor pays an annual dividend of $2.36 per share, with a dividend yield of 2.33%. KLAC's next quarterly dividend payment will be made on Friday, June 1. KLA-Tencor pays out 39.73% of its earnings out as a dividend.
|Payout Ratio:||39.73% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
30.53% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
27.22% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ KLAC) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.20%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 91.72%
KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ KLAC) Insider Trading History
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|3/1/2018||Bren D. Higgins||CFO||Sell||854||$112.92||$96,433.68|| |
|2/9/2018||Ahmad A Khan||EVP||Sell||2,975||$99.71||$296,637.25|| |
|2/2/2018||Brian M Trafas||Insider||Sell||1,120||$110.04||$123,244.80|| |
|2/1/2018||Emiko Higashi||Director||Sell||500||$109.27||$54,635.00|| |
|1/31/2018||Richard P Wallace||Insider||Sell||13,299||$110.10||$1,464,219.90||43,442|| |
|1/30/2018||Brian M Trafas||EVP||Sell||47||$111.38||$5,234.86||47|| |
|1/25/2018||Emiko Higashi||Director||Sell||1,775||$120.00||$213,000.00||9,519|| |
|1/18/2018||Emiko Higashi||Director||Sell||2,375||$115.00||$273,125.00||11,294|| |
|1/2/2018||Emiko Higashi||Director||Sell||500||$105.84||$52,920.00||15,131|| |
|12/1/2017||Emiko Higashi||Director||Sell||500||$101.26||$50,630.00||15,229|| |
|11/20/2017||Teri A Little||EVP||Sell||1,566||$103.00||$161,298.00||6,892|| |
|11/17/2017||Brian Lorig||SVP||Sell||836||$105.76||$88,415.36||566|| |
|11/16/2017||Edward W Barnholt||Chairman||Sell||10,914||$104.90||$1,144,878.60|| |
|11/13/2017||Bobby R Bell||Insider||Sell||3,199||$101.52||$324,762.48|| |
|11/13/2017||Bren D. Higgins||CFO||Sell||3,599||$101.52||$365,370.48|| |
|11/13/2017||Virendra A. Kirloskar||SVP||Sell||600||$101.52||$60,912.00|| |
|11/10/2017||Ahmad A Khan||EVP||Sell||3,652||$102.20||$373,234.40|| |
|11/6/2017||Teri A. Little||EVP||Sell||3,120||$105.77||$330,002.40|| |
|11/1/2017||Emiko Higashi||Director||Sell||500||$110.00||$55,000.00||13,588|| |
|10/31/2017||Teri A Little||EVP||Sell||1,678||$109.44||$183,640.32||8,452|| |
|10/2/2017||Bobby R Bell||Insider||Sell||4,236||$105.51||$446,940.36||8,908|| |
|9/8/2017||Brian Lorig||SVP||Sell||2,893||$95.24||$275,529.32||566|| |
|9/6/2017||Bren D Higgins||CFO||Sell||2,559||$93.73||$239,855.07||854|| |
|9/6/2017||Brian M. Trafas||Insider||Sell||2,055||$93.73||$192,615.15|| |
|9/6/2017||Virendra A Kirloskar||SVP||Sell||1,020||$93.73||$95,604.60||297|| |
|8/21/2017||Bobby R Bell||Insider||Sell||3,526||$89.93||$317,093.18||9,633|| |
|8/17/2017||Teri A Little||EVP||Sell||1,000||$91.50||$91,500.00||9,634|| |
|8/15/2017||Richard P Wallace||Insider||Sell||37,377||$90.86||$3,396,074.22||58,831|| |
|8/9/2017||Brian Lorig||SVP||Sell||967||$90.08||$87,107.36||566|| |
|8/8/2017||Bren D Higgins||CFO||Sell||1,093||$91.99||$100,545.07||854|| |
|8/8/2017||Brian M. Trafas||Insider||Sell||878||$91.99||$80,767.22|| |
|8/8/2017||Virendra A Kirloskar||SVP||Sell||436||$91.99||$40,107.64||297|| |
|8/7/2017||Ahmad A Khan||EVP||Sell||4,066||$89.15||$362,483.90||5,489|| |
|8/7/2017||Bren D Higgins||CFO||Sell||9,567||$89.15||$852,898.05||5,175|| |
|8/7/2017||Brian M Trafas||Insider||Sell||5,692||$89.15||$507,441.80||3,450|| |
|8/7/2017||Virendra A Kirloskar||SVP||Sell||6,307||$89.15||$562,269.05||2,022|| |
|8/1/2017||Bren D Higgins||CFO||Sell||314||$92.85||$29,154.90||314|| |
|8/1/2017||Brian Lorig||SVP||Sell||526||$92.85||$48,839.10||1,092|| |
|7/5/2017||Brian M Trafas||Insider||Sell||260||$91.74||$23,852.40||260|| |
|7/5/2017||Kevin Kennedy||Director||Sell||2,500||$91.33||$228,325.00||6,219|| |
|7/5/2017||Virendra A Kirloskar||SVP||Sell||314||$91.74||$28,806.36||611|| |
|6/12/2017||Bobby R Bell||Insider||Sell||5,695||$100.54||$572,575.30||1|| |
|5/11/2017||Brian Lorig||SVP||Sell||1,663||$99.81||$165,984.03||1,346|| |
|5/2/2017||Kevin Kennedy||Director||Sell||2,500||$99.09||$247,725.00|| |
|3/16/2017||Bobby R Bell||Insider||Sell||10,933||$93.61||$1,023,438.13||5,696|| |
|2/7/2017||Brian M Trafas||Insider||Sell||3,064||$86.89||$266,230.96||5,000|| |
|12/8/2016||Richard P Wallace||Insider||Sell||35,000||$79.17||$2,770,950.00||75,945|| |
|11/22/2016||Kiran M Patel||Director||Sell||6,000||$82.45||$494,700.00||2,141|| |
|10/25/2016||Ahmad A Khan||EVP||Sell||10,775||$74.82||$806,185.50||17,173|| |
|10/25/2016||Bren D Higgins||CFO||Sell||4,812||$74.94||$360,611.28||4,610|| |
|10/25/2016||Brian M Trafas||SVP||Sell||8,095||$74.70||$604,696.50||137|| |
|10/25/2016||Michael Kirk||Insider||Sell||19,750||$74.54||$1,472,165.00||1,279|| |
|7/5/2016||Bren D. Higgins||CFO||Sell||363||$72.23||$26,219.49|| |
|5/4/2016||Bobby R Bell||EVP||Sell||6,343||$69.18||$438,808.74||348|| |
|3/1/2016||Bren D. Higgins||CFO||Sell||1,147||$68.22||$78,248.34|| |
|2/8/2016||Bobby R. Bell||EVP||Sell||3,844||$64.60||$248,322.40|| |
|2/8/2016||Brian M. Trafas||SVP||Sell||3,057||$64.60||$197,482.20|| |
|1/5/2016||Brian M. Trafas||SVP||Sell||273||$68.38||$18,667.74||33,769|| |
|1/5/2016||Virendra A. Kirloskar||CAO||Sell||82||$68.38||$5,607.16||20,423|| |
|1/4/2016||Bobby R. Bell||EVP||Sell||6,343||$68.05||$431,641.15||67,398|| |
|12/1/2015||Bren D. Higgins||CFO||Sell||1,600||$66.77||$106,832.00||33,788|| |
|10/21/2015||Michael Kirk||EVP||Sell||16,204||$64.39||$1,043,375.56||67,398|| |
|9/10/2015||Brian M. Trafas||SVP||Sell||3,108||$49.17||$152,820.36||33,769|| |
|9/8/2015||Brian M. Trafas||SVP||Sell||2,665||$48.47||$129,172.55||40,269|| |
|9/8/2015||Brian Martin||VP||Sell||2,611||$48.47||$126,555.17||18,424|| |
|9/8/2015||Virendra A. Kirloskar||CAO||Sell||1,833||$48.47||$88,845.51||20,423|| |
|2/9/2015||Bobby R Bell||EVP||Sell||3,841||$62.01||$238,180.41|| |
|1/5/2015||Bren D Higgins||CFO||Sell||61||$69.77||$4,255.97|| |
|1/5/2015||Virendra A Kirloskar||CAO||Sell||116||$69.77||$8,093.32|| |
|1/2/2015||Bobby R Bell||EVP||Sell||4,241||$70.62||$299,499.42|| |
|8/8/2014||Bobby R Bell||EVP||Sell||5,740||$71.72||$411,672.80|| |
|8/7/2014||Michael Kirk||EVP||Sell||1,596||$72.30||$115,390.80|| |
|8/6/2014||Brian Martin||VP||Sell||6,178||$70.91||$438,081.98|| |
|8/6/2014||Michael Kirk||EVP||Sell||7,890||$70.91||$559,479.90|| |
|8/6/2014||Virendra A Kirloskar||CAO||Sell||3,088||$70.91||$218,970.08|| |
|8/4/2014||Brian Martin||VP||Sell||1,139||$71.41||$81,335.99|| |
|8/4/2014||Michael Kirk||EVP||Sell||7,478||$71.41||$534,003.98|| |
|8/4/2014||Virendra A Kirloskar||CAO||Sell||2,703||$71.41||$193,021.23|| |
|7/30/2014||Robert T Bond||Director||Sell||1,250||$72.09||$90,112.50|| |
|7/29/2014||John T Dickson||Director||Sell||2,500||$72.16||$180,400.00|| |
|5/15/2014||Richard Wallace||CEO||Sell||12,243||$62.27||$762,371.61||186,725|| |
|5/1/2014||Robert Bond||Director||Sell||1,250||$63.07||$78,837.50||1,856|| |
|2/7/2014||Michael Kirk||EVP||Sell||3,853||$62.01||$238,924.53||92,275|| |
|1/28/2014||Kevin Kennedy||Director||Sell||2,500||$61.73||$154,325.00||1,856|| |
|11/15/2013||Richard Wallace||CEO||Sell||25,000||$62.45||$1,561,250.00||186,725|| |
|10/29/2013||Edward W Barnholt||Chairman||Sell||20,625||$64.85||$1,337,531.25|| |
|10/29/2013||Robert T Bond||Director||Sell||10,000||$65.07||$650,700.00|| |
|10/22/2013||Michael Kirk||EVP||Sell||4,000||$64.89||$259,560.00|| |
|10/17/2013||Richard P Wallace||CEO||Sell||15,000||$63.00||$945,000.00|| |
|9/16/2013||Bren Higgins||CFO||Sell||1,560||$60.47||$94,333.20||27,145|| |
|9/10/2013||Bren D Higgins||CFO||Sell||1,987||$58.96||$117,153.52|| |
|9/6/2013||David C Wang||Director||Sell||2,500||$59.01||$147,525.00|| |
|8/15/2013||Richard Wallace||CEO||Sell||25,000||$57.71||$1,442,750.00||186,725|| |
|8/8/2013||Brian Martin||VP||Sell||1,721||$58.47||$100,626.87||28,825|| |
|8/8/2013||Mark Dentinger||CFO||Sell||3,168||$58.43||$185,106.24||40,025|| |
|8/8/2013||Michael Kirk||EVP||Sell||3,586||$58.40||$209,422.40||85,175|| |
|8/8/2013||Virendra Kirloskar||CAO||Sell||1,123||$58.57||$65,774.11||30,425|| |
|8/5/2013||Bobby Bell||EVP||Sell||6,070||$58.90||$357,523.00||77,675|| |
|8/5/2013||Brian Martin||VP||Sell||14,968||$58.79||$879,968.72||18,975|| |
|8/5/2013||Mark Dentinger||CFO||Sell||26,841||$58.70||$1,575,566.70||33,400|| |
|8/5/2013||Virendra Kirloskar||CAO||Sell||8,785||$58.86||$517,085.10||16,575|| |
|8/1/2013||Bobby R Bell||EVP||Sell||3,100||$60.00||$186,000.00|| |
|7/30/2013||Bobby R Bell||EVP||Sell||36,950||$58.35||$2,156,032.50|| |
|7/12/2013||Bobby R Bell||EVP||Sell||6,200||$60.00||$372,000.00|| |
|7/12/2013||Virendra A Kirloskar||CAO||Sell||1,600||$60.00||$96,000.00|| |
|6/12/2013||Robert T Bond||Director||Sell||1,250||$55.21||$69,012.50|| |
|6/3/2013||Virendra A Kirloskar||CAO||Sell||3,200||$57.00||$182,400.00|| |
|5/15/2013||Richard P Wallace||CEO||Sell||25,000||$54.34||$1,358,500.00|| |
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