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KLA (KLAC) Competitors

+6.57 (+0.86%)
(As of 05/22/2024 ET)


Should you be buying KLA stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of KLA include Dell Technologies (DELL), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), Arista Networks (ANET), Analog Devices (ADI), Airbnb (ABNB), Synopsys (SNPS), CrowdStrike (CRWD), Relx (RELX), AT&T (T), and Amphenol (APH). These companies are all part of the "computer and technology" sector.

KLA vs.

Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL) and KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, community ranking, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and media sentiment.

KLA has a net margin of 27.19% compared to KLA's net margin of 3.63%. Dell Technologies' return on equity of 102.37% beat KLA's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dell Technologies3.63% -172.07% 5.38%
KLA 27.19%102.37%21.47%

Dell Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $122.00, suggesting a potential downside of 17.71%. KLA has a consensus target price of $727.15, suggesting a potential downside of 5.49%. Given Dell Technologies' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe KLA is more favorable than Dell Technologies.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dell Technologies
1 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
12 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
13 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

In the previous week, Dell Technologies had 43 more articles in the media than KLA. MarketBeat recorded 60 mentions for Dell Technologies and 17 mentions for KLA. Dell Technologies' average media sentiment score of 0.96 beat KLA's score of 0.63 indicating that KLA is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Dell Technologies
21 Very Positive mention(s)
9 Positive mention(s)
20 Neutral mention(s)
3 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
10 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
7 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

Dell Technologies pays an annual dividend of $1.78 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. KLA pays an annual dividend of $5.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Dell Technologies pays out 40.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. KLA pays out 30.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Dell Technologies has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years and KLA has raised its dividend for 14 consecutive years.

Dell Technologies has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KLA has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

38.1% of Dell Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.7% of KLA shares are held by institutional investors. 48.6% of Dell Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of KLA shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

KLA received 65 more outperform votes than Dell Technologies when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 62.70% of users gave KLA an outperform vote while only 59.56% of users gave Dell Technologies an outperform vote.

Dell TechnologiesOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
KLAOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

KLA has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Dell Technologies. Dell Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than KLA, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Dell Technologies$88.43B1.19$3.21B$4.3733.80


KLA beats Dell Technologies on 16 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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KLAC vs. The Competition

MetricKLAOptical instruments & lenses IndustryComputer SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$103.60B$17.65B$20.45B$8.01B
Dividend Yield0.75%1.04%2.70%3.91%
P/E Ratio40.3122.24231.8615.17
Price / Sales9.877.71546.9576.23
Price / Cash26.59115.1728.9832.25
Price / Book33.4720.746.564.64
Net Income$3.39B$426.27M$615.70M$213.35M
7 Day Performance1.28%-0.86%0.46%0.45%
1 Month Performance21.44%12.60%6.02%5.50%
1 Year Performance82.86%77.37%24.61%8.82%

KLA Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Dell Technologies
4.8165 of 5 stars
+208.4%$105.10B$88.43B33.69120,000Analyst Forecast
Palo Alto Networks
4.5669 of 5 stars
+65.2%$100.70B$6.89B48.7013,948Earnings Report
Analyst Forecast
News Coverage
High Trading Volume
Arista Networks
4.6676 of 5 stars
+120.3%$99.33B$5.86B44.154,023Analyst Forecast
Insider Selling
Analog Devices
4.9066 of 5 stars
+13.7%$107.43B$12.31B38.7526,000Earnings Report
Analyst Forecast
News Coverage
Gap Up
3.8066 of 5 stars
4.0427 of 5 stars
+39.9%$87.16B$5.84B62.9420,300Earnings Report
News Coverage
4.2106 of 5 stars
+141.4%$84.49B$3.06B970.367,925Insider Selling
0.9162 of 5 stars
N/A+42.1%$82.98B$9.91B0.0036,500Positive News
4.1893 of 5 stars
4.8661 of 5 stars
+78.6%$81.32B$12.55B41.4195,000Analyst Upgrade
Stock Split
Analyst Revision
News Coverage

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This page (NASDAQ:KLAC) was last updated on 5/22/2024 by Staff

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