NASDAQ:MKSI

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$150.76
MA: $172.90
$196.86
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Now: $191.46
$199.44
Volume455,100 shs
Average Volume495,806 shs
Market Capitalization$10.57 billion
P/E Ratio38.22
Dividend Yield0.42%
Beta1.6

Competitors

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

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

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

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
MKS Instruments02802.80
Applied Materials041902.83

MKS Instruments presently has a consensus target price of $180.00, indicating a potential downside of 5.99%. Applied Materials has a consensus target price of $143.3750, indicating a potential upside of 3.21%. Given Applied Materials' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Applied Materials is more favorable than MKS Instruments.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares MKS Instruments and Applied Materials' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
MKS Instruments$1.90 billion5.57$140.39 million$4.5242.36
Applied Materials$17.20 billion7.41$3.62 billion$4.1733.31

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

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
MKS Instruments12.78%16.49%9.74%
Applied Materials21.04%40.65%18.07%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.0% of MKS Instruments shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.8% of Applied Materials shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of MKS Instruments shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Applied Materials shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

MKS Instruments has a beta of 1.6, indicating that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Applied Materials has a beta of 1.48, indicating that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

MKS Instruments pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Applied Materials pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. MKS Instruments pays out 17.7% 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. MKS Instruments has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Applied Materials has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Applied Materials is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

Applied Materials beats MKS Instruments on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Volatility and Risk

Lam Research has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its share price is 33% 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.

Dividends

Lam Research pays an annual dividend of $5.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. MKS Instruments pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Lam Research pays out 32.6% 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. Lam Research has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years and MKS Instruments has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Lam Research is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

84.0% of Lam Research shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.0% of MKS Instruments shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Lam Research shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of MKS Instruments shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Lam Research23.60%55.82%20.06%
MKS Instruments12.78%16.49%9.74%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Lam Research and MKS Instruments' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Lam Research$10.04 billion9.42$2.25 billion$15.9541.50
MKS Instruments$1.90 billion5.57$140.39 million$4.5242.36

Lam Research has higher revenue and earnings than MKS Instruments. Lam Research 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 recommendations and price targets for Lam Research and MKS Instruments, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Lam Research041902.83
MKS Instruments02802.80

Lam Research presently has a consensus price target of $518.1304, suggesting a potential downside of 21.73%. MKS Instruments has a consensus price target of $180.00, suggesting a potential downside of 5.99%. Given MKS Instruments' higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe MKS Instruments is more favorable than Lam Research.

Summary

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

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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

Dividends

MKS Instruments pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. KLA pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. MKS Instruments pays out 17.7% 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. MKS Instruments has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and KLA has raised its dividend for 11 consecutive years. KLA is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for MKS Instruments and KLA, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

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

MKS Instruments presently has a consensus target price of $180.00, indicating a potential downside of 5.99%. KLA has a consensus target price of $282.9333, indicating a potential downside of 19.81%. Given MKS Instruments' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe MKS Instruments is more favorable than KLA.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares MKS Instruments and KLA's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
MKS Instruments$1.90 billion5.57$140.39 million$4.5242.36
KLA$5.81 billion9.36$1.22 billion$10.3534.09

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.

Risk & Volatility

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

Profitability

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

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

Summary

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

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

Risk and Volatility

Entegris has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its share price is 33% 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.

Dividends

Entegris pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. MKS Instruments pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Entegris pays out 16.6% 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. Entegris has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and MKS Instruments has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Entegris and MKS Instruments, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Entegris02502.71
MKS Instruments02802.80

Entegris presently has a consensus target price of $100.7778, indicating a potential downside of 17.02%. MKS Instruments has a consensus target price of $180.00, indicating a potential downside of 5.99%. Given MKS Instruments' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe MKS Instruments is more favorable than Entegris.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Entegris$1.59 billion10.32$254.86 million$1.9362.93
MKS Instruments$1.90 billion5.57$140.39 million$4.5242.36

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

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Entegris15.03%26.54%12.06%
MKS Instruments12.78%16.49%9.74%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.4% of Entegris shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.0% of MKS Instruments shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Entegris shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of MKS Instruments shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Entegris beats MKS Instruments on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Dividends

Brooks Automation pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. MKS Instruments pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Brooks Automation pays out 31.7% 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. Brooks Automation has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and MKS Instruments has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

95.3% of Brooks Automation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.0% of MKS Instruments shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of Brooks Automation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of MKS Instruments shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Brooks Automation7.23%7.95%6.13%
MKS Instruments12.78%16.49%9.74%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Brooks Automation and MKS Instruments, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Brooks Automation02502.71
MKS Instruments02802.80

Brooks Automation presently has a consensus target price of $81.8750, indicating a potential downside of 14.45%. MKS Instruments has a consensus target price of $180.00, indicating a potential downside of 5.99%. Given MKS Instruments' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe MKS Instruments is more favorable than Brooks Automation.

Volatility & Risk

Brooks Automation has a beta of 1.97, suggesting that its stock price is 97% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MKS Instruments has a beta of 1.6, suggesting that its stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Brooks Automation and MKS Instruments' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Brooks Automation$897.27 million7.92$64.85 million$1.2675.95
MKS Instruments$1.90 billion5.57$140.39 million$4.5242.36

MKS Instruments has higher revenue and earnings than Brooks Automation. MKS Instruments 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

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

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

94.0% of MKS Instruments shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.6% of Amkor Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of MKS Instruments shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 59.3% of Amkor Technology shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
MKS Instruments12.78%16.49%9.74%
Amkor Technology6.39%14.81%6.29%

Dividends

MKS Instruments pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Amkor Technology pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. MKS Instruments pays out 17.7% 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. MKS Instruments has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Amkor Technology has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares MKS Instruments and Amkor Technology's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
MKS Instruments$1.90 billion5.57$140.39 million$4.5242.36
Amkor Technology$4.05 billion1.50$120.89 million$0.5644.73

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for MKS Instruments and Amkor Technology, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
MKS Instruments02802.80
Amkor Technology11202.25

MKS Instruments presently has a consensus target price of $180.00, suggesting a potential downside of 5.99%. Amkor Technology has a consensus target price of $15.25, suggesting a potential downside of 39.12%. Given MKS Instruments' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe MKS Instruments is more favorable than Amkor Technology.

Risk & Volatility

MKS Instruments has a beta of 1.6, meaning that its stock price is 60% 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.

Summary

MKS Instruments beats Amkor Technology on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.


MKS Instruments 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$138.91-0.3%$127.47 billion$17.20 billion35.44Insider Selling
Lam Research logo
LRCX
Lam Research
2.2$662.00-0.9%$94.61 billion$10.04 billion37.55
KLA logo
KLAC
KLA
2.2$352.85-0.3%$54.37 billion$5.81 billion42.93
Entegris logo
ENTG
Entegris
1.8$121.45-0.5%$16.43 billion$1.59 billion62.28Analyst Upgrade
Insider Selling
Brooks Automation logo
BRKS
Brooks Automation
1.9$95.70-2.8%$7.10 billion$897.27 million108.75
Amkor Technology logo
AMKR
Amkor Technology
1.9$25.05-2.0%$6.10 billion$4.05 billion19.57
CMC Materials logo
CCMP
CMC Materials
1.6$192.98-1.9%$5.63 billion$1.12 billion39.95
Advanced Energy Industries logo
AEIS
Advanced Energy Industries
1.8$118.45-0.1%$4.55 billion$788.95 million43.87
FormFactor logo
FORM
FormFactor
1.7$50.85-0.1%$3.95 billion$589.46 million51.36
Onto Innovation logo
ONTO
Onto Innovation
1.5$70.69-1.2%$3.46 billion$305.90 million-372.05News Coverage
Cohu logo
COHU
Cohu
1.5$49.84-0.9%$2.40 billion$583.33 million-44.90
Xperi logo
XPER
Xperi
1.6$22.33-1.2%$2.35 billion$280.07 million-38.50
Ultra Clean logo
UCTT
Ultra Clean
1.5$55.05-3.3%$2.24 billion$1.07 billion50.97Gap Up
Axcelis Technologies logo
ACLS
Axcelis Technologies
1.7$44.33-3.1%$1.50 billion$342.96 million33.33
Veeco Instruments logo
VECO
Veeco Instruments
1.4$21.28-1.3%$1.06 billion$419.35 million-24.74
Photronics logo
PLAB
Photronics
1.6$13.04-1.2%$826.54 million$609.69 million24.60
PDF Solutions logo
PDFS
PDF Solutions
1.6$18.73-1.6%$695.73 million$85.58 million-74.92
AXT logo
AXTI
AXT
1.7$12.41-0.5%$522.30 million$83.26 million-413.53
Rubicon Technology logo
RBCN
Rubicon Technology
0.5$10.72-4.3%$25.98 million$3.53 million-44.67
This page was last updated on 4/12/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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