NASDAQ:KLIC - Kulicke and Soffa Industries Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$19.59 -0.41 (-2.05 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$19.59
Today's Range$19.58 - $20.07
52-Week Range$17.40 - $28.69
Volume368,128 shs
Average Volume638,558 shs
Market Capitalization$1.34 billion
P/E Ratio8.06
Dividend Yield2.40%
Beta1.27
Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells capital equipment and expendable tools to assemble semiconductor devices. It operates in two segments, Capital Equipment, and Aftermarket Products and Services (APS). The Capital Equipment segment manufactures and sells a line of ball bonders, wafer level bonders, wedge bonders, advanced packaging, and electronic assembly solutions. The APS segment manufactures and sells various tools for a range of semiconductor packaging applications, which include capillaries, which are expendable tools used in ball bonders; dicing blades that are expendable tools for semiconductor manufacturers to cut silicon wafers into individual semiconductor die or to cut packaged semiconductor units into individual units; and bonding wedges, which are expendable tools used in heavy wire wedge bonders. This segment also provides spare parts, equipment repair, maintenance and servicing, training services, and equipment upgrading services. The company serves semiconductor device manufacturers, integrated device manufacturers, outsourced semiconductor assembly and test providers, other electronics manufacturers, industrial manufacturers, and automotive electronics suppliers primarily in the United States and the Asia/Pacific region. Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Singapore.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Semiconductors & related devices
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:KLIC
Previous Symbol
CUSIPN/A
Phone215-784-6000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.02
Current Ratio5.67
Quick Ratio5.01

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio8.06
Forward P/E Ratio12.24
P/E Growth1.04

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$889.12 million
Price / Sales1.48
Cash Flow$2.7553 per share
Price / Cash Flow7.11
Book Value$13.03 per share
Price / Book1.50

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.43
Net Income$56.67 million
Net Margins6.40%
Return on Equity19.12%
Return on Assets14.02%

Miscellaneous

Employees2,912
Outstanding Shares67,170,000
Market Cap$1.34 billion
OptionableOptionable

Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kulicke and Soffa Industries' stock symbol?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "KLIC."

How often does Kulicke and Soffa Industries pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Kulicke and Soffa Industries?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, December 12th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 27th will be paid a dividend of $0.12 per share on Monday, January 14th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.45%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 26th. View Kulicke and Soffa Industries' Dividend History.

How will Kulicke and Soffa Industries' stock buyback program work?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries announced that its board has initiated a stock buyback plan on Tuesday, July 10th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $100,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 5.6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Kulicke and Soffa Industries' earnings last quarter?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November, 19th. The semiconductor company reported $0.45 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.11. The semiconductor company earned $184.82 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $185 million. Kulicke and Soffa Industries had a net margin of 6.40% and a return on equity of 19.12%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 14.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.51 EPS. View Kulicke and Soffa Industries' Earnings History.

When is Kulicke and Soffa Industries' next earnings date?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, January 30th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Kulicke and Soffa Industries.

What guidance has Kulicke and Soffa Industries issued on next quarter's earnings?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries updated its first quarter 2019 earnings guidance on Monday, November, 19th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $150-160 million.

What price target have analysts set for KLIC?

4 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Kulicke and Soffa Industries' stock. Their forecasts range from $25.00 to $32.00. On average, they anticipate Kulicke and Soffa Industries' share price to reach $28.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 46.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Kulicke and Soffa Industries.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Kulicke and Soffa Industries?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kulicke and Soffa Industries in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Kulicke and Soffa Industries.

Has Kulicke and Soffa Industries been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about KLIC stock has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Kulicke and Soffa Industries earned a daily sentiment score of 1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.

Are investors shorting Kulicke and Soffa Industries?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries saw a increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,311,069 shares, an increase of 35.3% from the October 31st total of 968,683 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 619,811 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.1 days. Currently, 2.0% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Kulicke and Soffa Industries' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Kulicke and Soffa Industries' key competitors?

Who are Kulicke and Soffa Industries' key executives?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. Fusen Ernie Chen, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 59)
  • Mr. Lester A. Wong, Sr. VP of Legal Affairs, Gen. Counsel, Interim CFO & Interim Principal Accounting Officer (Age 52)
  • Mr. Chan Pin Chong, Sr. VP of EA/APMR, Wedge Bonders, Capillaries & Blades Bus. Units (Age 49)
  • Mr. Yih-Neng Lee, Exec. Officer (Age 60)
  • Ms. Irene Lee, Sr. VP of Global Operations & Chief Quality Officer (Age 58)

Who are Kulicke and Soffa Industries' major shareholders?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (9.72%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.59%), Royce & Associates LP (6.92%), LSV Asset Management (5.25%), Vanguard Group Inc. (3.91%) and Vanguard Group Inc (3.91%). Company insiders that own Kulicke and Soffa Industries stock include Brian R Bachman, Deepak Sood, Garrett E Pierce, Gregory F Milzcik, Jonathan Chou, Peter T M Kong and Yih-Neng Lee. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Kulicke and Soffa Industries.

Which institutional investors are selling Kulicke and Soffa Industries stock?

KLIC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., American Century Companies Inc., Man Group plc, Seizert Capital Partners LLC, ClariVest Asset Management LLC, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.. Company insiders that have sold Kulicke and Soffa Industries company stock in the last year include Brian R Bachman and Deepak Sood. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kulicke and Soffa Industries.

Which institutional investors are buying Kulicke and Soffa Industries stock?

KLIC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Matarin Capital Management LLC, Walthausen & Co. LLC, Royce & Associates LP, Franklin Resources Inc., Peregrine Capital Management LLC, Marshall Wace LLP and BlackRock Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Kulicke and Soffa Industries stock in the last two years include Gregory F Milzcik and Peter T M Kong. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kulicke and Soffa Industries.

How do I buy shares of Kulicke and Soffa Industries?

Shares of KLIC 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 Kulicke and Soffa Industries' stock price today?

One share of KLIC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $19.59.

How big of a company is Kulicke and Soffa Industries?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries has a market capitalization of $1.34 billion and generates $889.12 million in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $56.67 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.43 on an earnings per share basis. Kulicke and Soffa Industries employs 2,912 workers across the globe.

What is Kulicke and Soffa Industries' official website?

The official website for Kulicke and Soffa Industries is http://www.kns.com.

How can I contact Kulicke and Soffa Industries?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries' mailing address is 23A SERANGOON NORTH AVENUE 5 #01-01, SINGAPORE U0, 554369. The semiconductor company can be reached via phone at 215-784-6000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ KLIC)

Community Ranking:  3.1 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  328 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  202 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  530
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Kulicke and Soffa Industries and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe KLIC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe KLIC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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