NASDAQ:KLAC

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Today's Range
$341.46
Now: $342.23
$349.86
50-Day Range
$274.04
MA: $314.49
$355.08
52-Week Range
$147.46
Now: $342.23
$359.69
Volume14,307 shs
Average Volume1.38 million shs
Market Capitalization$52.73 billion
P/E Ratio41.63
Dividend Yield1.02%
Beta1.26

Competitors

KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) Vs. AMAT, LRCX, ENTG, MKSI, BRKS, and AMKR

Should you be buying KLAC stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "semiconductor equipment" are considered alternatives and competitors to KLA, including Applied Materials (AMAT), Lam Research (LRCX), Entegris (ENTG), MKS Instruments (MKSI), Brooks Automation (BRKS), and Amkor Technology (AMKR).

KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) and Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

88.7% of KLA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.8% of Applied Materials shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of KLA shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Applied Materials shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares KLA and Applied Materials' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
KLA$5.81 billion9.08$1.22 billion$10.3533.07
Applied Materials$17.20 billion7.13$3.62 billion$4.1732.05

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for KLA and Applied Materials, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
KLA08802.50
Applied Materials041902.83

KLA presently has a consensus price target of $282.9333, suggesting a potential downside of 17.95%. Applied Materials has a consensus price target of $143.3750, suggesting a potential upside of 6.20%. Given Applied Materials' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Applied Materials is more favorable than KLA.

Volatility and Risk

KLA has a beta of 1.26, suggesting that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Applied Materials has a beta of 1.48, suggesting that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

KLA pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Applied Materials pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. KLA pays out 34.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Applied Materials pays out 21.1% 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. KLA has raised its dividend for 11 consecutive years and Applied Materials has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. KLA is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares KLA and Applied Materials' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
KLA21.76%65.49%18.66%
Applied Materials21.04%40.65%18.07%

Summary

KLA beats Applied Materials on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) and KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Lam Research has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KLA has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.0% of Lam Research shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.7% of KLA shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Lam Research shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of KLA shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Lam Research pays an annual dividend of $5.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. KLA pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Lam Research pays out 32.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. KLA pays out 34.8% 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. Lam Research has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years and KLA has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years. KLA is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Lam Research and KLA's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Lam Research$10.04 billion9.09$2.25 billion$15.9540.08
KLA$5.81 billion9.08$1.22 billion$10.3533.07

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

Profitability

This table compares Lam Research and KLA's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Lam Research23.60%55.82%20.06%
KLA21.76%65.49%18.66%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Lam Research and KLA, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Lam Research041902.83
KLA08802.50

Lam Research currently has a consensus price target of $518.1304, indicating a potential downside of 19.93%. KLA has a consensus price target of $282.9333, indicating a potential downside of 17.95%. Given KLA's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe KLA is more favorable than Lam Research.

Summary

Lam Research beats KLA on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) and KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Dividends

Entegris pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. KLA pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Entegris pays out 16.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. KLA pays out 34.8% 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. Entegris has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and KLA has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years. KLA is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Volatility and Risk

Entegris has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KLA has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Entegris and KLA's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Entegris$1.59 billion9.87$254.86 million$1.9360.18
KLA$5.81 billion9.08$1.22 billion$10.3533.07

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

98.4% of Entegris shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.7% of KLA shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Entegris shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of KLA shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Entegris and KLA's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Entegris15.03%26.54%12.06%
KLA21.76%65.49%18.66%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Entegris and KLA, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Entegris02502.71
KLA08802.50

Entegris presently has a consensus target price of $100.7778, suggesting a potential downside of 14.22%. KLA has a consensus target price of $282.9333, suggesting a potential downside of 17.95%. Given Entegris' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Entegris is more favorable than KLA.

Summary

KLA beats Entegris on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) and MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

KLA has a beta of 1.26, meaning that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MKS Instruments has a beta of 1.6, meaning that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares KLA and MKS Instruments' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
KLA$5.81 billion9.08$1.22 billion$10.3533.07
MKS Instruments$1.90 billion5.45$140.39 million$4.5241.46

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for KLA and MKS Instruments, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
KLA08802.50
MKS Instruments02802.80

KLA presently has a consensus price target of $282.9333, suggesting a potential downside of 17.95%. MKS Instruments has a consensus price target of $180.00, suggesting a potential downside of 4.32%. Given MKS Instruments' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe MKS Instruments is more favorable than KLA.

Dividends

KLA pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. MKS Instruments pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. KLA pays out 34.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. MKS Instruments pays out 17.7% 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. KLA has raised its dividend for 11 consecutive years and MKS Instruments has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. KLA is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.7% of KLA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.0% of MKS Instruments shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of KLA shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of MKS Instruments shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares KLA and MKS Instruments' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
KLA21.76%65.49%18.66%
MKS Instruments12.78%16.49%9.74%

Summary

KLA beats MKS Instruments on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) and Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Dividends

KLA pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Brooks Automation pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. KLA pays out 34.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Brooks Automation pays out 31.7% 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. KLA has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years and Brooks Automation has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. KLA is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

88.7% of KLA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.3% of Brooks Automation shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of KLA shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of Brooks Automation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

KLA has a beta of 1.26, suggesting that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brooks Automation has a beta of 1.97, suggesting that its share price is 97% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for KLA and Brooks Automation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
KLA08802.50
Brooks Automation02502.71

KLA presently has a consensus price target of $282.9333, indicating a potential downside of 17.95%. Brooks Automation has a consensus price target of $81.8750, indicating a potential downside of 14.52%. Given Brooks Automation's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Brooks Automation is more favorable than KLA.

Profitability

This table compares KLA and Brooks Automation's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
KLA21.76%65.49%18.66%
Brooks Automation7.23%7.95%6.13%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares KLA and Brooks Automation's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
KLA$5.81 billion9.08$1.22 billion$10.3533.07
Brooks Automation$897.27 million7.92$64.85 million$1.2676.02

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

Summary

KLA beats Brooks Automation on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) and Amkor Technology (NASDAQ:AMKR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for KLA and Amkor Technology, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
KLA08802.50
Amkor Technology11202.25

KLA currently has a consensus target price of $282.9333, suggesting a potential downside of 17.95%. Amkor Technology has a consensus target price of $15.25, suggesting a potential downside of 36.72%. Given KLA's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe KLA is more favorable than Amkor Technology.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

88.7% of KLA shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.6% of Amkor Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of KLA shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 59.3% of Amkor Technology shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares KLA and Amkor Technology's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
KLA$5.81 billion9.08$1.22 billion$10.3533.07
Amkor Technology$4.05 billion1.45$120.89 million$0.5643.04

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

Volatility and Risk

KLA has a beta of 1.26, meaning that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amkor Technology has a beta of 1.63, meaning that its stock price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

KLA pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Amkor Technology pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. KLA pays out 34.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Amkor Technology pays out 28.6% 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. KLA has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years and Amkor Technology has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. KLA is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares KLA and Amkor Technology's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
KLA21.76%65.49%18.66%
Amkor Technology6.39%14.81%6.29%

Summary

KLA beats Amkor Technology on 14 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


KLA Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Applied Materials logo
AMAT
Applied Materials
2.1$133.66-1.0%$123.88 billion$17.20 billion34.10
Lam Research logo
LRCX
Lam Research
2.2$639.23-1.7%$92.93 billion$10.04 billion36.26
Entegris logo
ENTG
Entegris
1.8$116.14-3.1%$16.19 billion$1.59 billion59.56Upcoming Earnings
MKS Instruments logo
MKSI
MKS Instruments
2.1$187.42-0.2%$10.37 billion$1.90 billion37.41Decrease in Short Interest
Brooks Automation logo
BRKS
Brooks Automation
1.9$95.78-0.4%$7.08 billion$897.27 million108.84Gap Down
Amkor Technology logo
AMKR
Amkor Technology
1.9$24.10-2.8%$6.03 billion$4.05 billion18.83Decrease in Short Interest
CMC Materials logo
CCMP
CMC Materials
1.6$184.41-0.7%$5.42 billion$1.12 billion38.18Analyst Upgrade
Advanced Energy Industries logo
AEIS
Advanced Energy Industries
1.8$116.27-2.8%$4.59 billion$788.95 million43.06
FormFactor logo
FORM
FormFactor
1.7$49.45-1.2%$3.89 billion$589.46 million49.95
Onto Innovation logo
ONTO
Onto Innovation
1.5$70.01-2.0%$3.49 billion$305.90 million-368.47News Coverage
Cohu logo
COHU
Cohu
1.5$48.23-1.3%$2.35 billion$583.33 million-43.45
Xperi logo
XPER
Xperi
1.6$22.22-1.3%$2.31 billion$280.07 million-38.31
Ultra Clean logo
UCTT
Ultra Clean
1.5$54.70-0.8%$2.24 billion$1.07 billion50.65Analyst Report
Axcelis Technologies logo
ACLS
Axcelis Technologies
1.7$42.38-2.0%$1.46 billion$342.96 million31.86
Veeco Instruments logo
VECO
Veeco Instruments
1.4$20.85-1.2%$1.05 billion$419.35 million-24.24
Photronics logo
PLAB
Photronics
1.6$12.64-1.4%$812.91 million$609.69 million23.85
PDF Solutions logo
PDFS
PDF Solutions
1.6$18.00-1.6%$679.38 million$85.58 million-72.00
AXT logo
AXTI
AXT
1.7$10.75-4.0%$470.53 million$83.26 million-358.21News Coverage
Rubicon Technology logo
RBCN
Rubicon Technology
0.5$10.43-2.8%$25.26 million$3.53 million-43.46News Coverage
This page was last updated on 4/13/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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