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 Ratio19.00
Forward P/E Ratio14.23
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$3.48 billion
Price / Sales5.05
Cash Flow$6.3322 per share
Price / Cash17.82
Book Value$8.46 per share
Price / Book13.34
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.94
Net Income$926.07 million
Return on Equity86.87%
Return on Assets21.05%
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. Investors 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.66%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 14th. This is a boost 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 declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback program on Tuesday, March 20th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.
How were KLA-Tencor's earnings last quarter?
KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 26th. The semiconductor company reported $2.02 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.99 by $0.03. The semiconductor company had revenue of $1.02 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1 billion. KLA-Tencor had a net margin of 18.17% and a return on equity of 86.87%. KLA-Tencor's quarterly revenue was up 11.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.62 earnings per share. View KLA-Tencor's Earnings History.
When is KLA-Tencor's next earnings date?
What price target have analysts set for KLAC?
14 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for KLA-Tencor's shares. Their forecasts range from $65.00 to $152.00. On average, they anticipate KLA-Tencor's share price to reach $128.2129 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for KLA-Tencor.
Who are some of KLA-Tencor's key competitors?
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?
News articles about KLAC stock have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. KLA-Tencor earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern's scale. They also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.05 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future.
Who are KLA-Tencor's major shareholders?
KLA-Tencor's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.20%), Northern Trust Corp (1.39%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.38%), Boston Partners (1.32%), FIL Ltd (0.90%) and LSV Asset Management (0.84%). Company insiders that own KLA-Tencor stock include Ahmad A Khan, Bobby R Bell, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Brian M Trafas, Edward W Barnholt, Emiko Higashi, Kevin Kennedy, Kiran M Patel, Michael Kirk, Richard P Wallace, Teri A Little and Virendra A Kirloskar. View Institutional Ownership Trends for KLA-Tencor.
Which institutional investors are selling KLA-Tencor stock?
KLAC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Victory Capital Management Inc., Boston Partners, FIL Ltd, Prudential Financial Inc., BlackRock Inc., Natixis and UBS Group AG. Company insiders that have sold KLA-Tencor company stock in the last year include Ahmad A Khan, Bobby R Bell, Bren D Higgins, Brian Lorig, Brian M Trafas, Edward W Barnholt, Emiko Higashi, Kevin Kennedy, Richard P Wallace, Teri A Little and Virendra A Kirloskar. View Insider Buying and Selling for KLA-Tencor.
Which institutional investors are buying KLA-Tencor stock?
KLAC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd., Korea Investment CORP, LSV Asset Management, CI Investments Inc., Mackay Shields LLC, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Carillon Tower Advisers Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for KLA-Tencor.
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 $112.84.
How big of a company is KLA-Tencor?
KLA-Tencor has a market capitalization of $17.59 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]
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