Nanometrics Incorporated Company Profile (NASDAQ:NANO)

About Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO)

Nanometrics Incorporated logoNanometrics Incorporated is a provider of process control metrology and inspection systems used primarily in the fabrication of semiconductors and other solid-state devices, including sensors, optoelectronic devices, high-brightness (HB) light emitting diodes (LEDs), discretes and data storages components. The Company's automated and integrated metrology systems measure critical dimensions, device structures, topography and various thin film properties, including three-dimensional features and film thickness, as well as optical, electrical and material properties. The Company's process control solutions are deployed throughout the fabrication process, from front-end-of-line substrate manufacturing, to production of semiconductors and other devices, to three-dimensional wafer-level packaging applications. The Company's automated systems primarily consist of automated metrology systems that are employed in semiconductor production environments.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
  • Sub-Industry: Semiconductor Equipment
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:NANO
  • CUSIP: 63007710
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $706.27 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 25,251,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $28.89
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $26.79
  • 52 Week Range: $17.31 - $32.42
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 15.48
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.16
  • P/E Growth: 2.22
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $232.95 million
  • Price / Sales: 3.03
  • Book Value: $10.06 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.78
  • EBIDTA: $38.85 million
  • Net Margins: 19.91%
  • Return on Equity: 12.62%
  • Return on Assets: 10.21%
  • Current Ratio: 5.15%
  • Quick Ratio: 4.23%
  • Average Volume: 256,781 shs.
  • Beta: 1.48
  • Short Ratio: 2.04

Frequently Asked Questions for Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO)

What is Nanometrics Incorporated's stock symbol?

Nanometrics Incorporated trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "NANO."

How were Nanometrics Incorporated's earnings last quarter?

Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) released its earnings results on Tuesday, May, 2nd. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.24 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $59.31 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $59.15 million. Nanometrics Incorporated had a return on equity of 12.62% and a net margin of 19.91%. View Nanometrics Incorporated's Earnings History.

What guidance has Nanometrics Incorporated issued on next quarter's earnings?

Nanometrics Incorporated issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, May, 2nd. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.28-$0.34 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.34. The company issued revenue guidance of $64.0-$68.0 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $65.38 million.

Where is Nanometrics Incorporated's stock going? Where will Nanometrics Incorporated's stock price be in 2017?

3 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Nanometrics Incorporated's stock. Their predictions range from $25.00 to $34.00. On average, they expect Nanometrics Incorporated's share price to reach $29.67 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Nanometrics Incorporated.

Who are some of Nanometrics Incorporated's key competitors?

Who owns Nanometrics Incorporated stock?

Nanometrics Incorporated's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (12.29%), Royce & Associates LP (5.70%), Vanguard Group Inc. (5.08%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.82%), FMR LLC (3.75%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.67%). Company insiders that own Nanometrics Incorporated stock include Bruce C Rhine, Janet Therese Taylor, Jeff Andreson, Kevin Heidrich, Rollin Kocher, Stanislaw M Borowicz and Timothy J Stultz. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Nanometrics Incorporated.

Who sold Nanometrics Incorporated stock? Who is selling Nanometrics Incorporated stock?

Nanometrics Incorporated's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Royce & Associates LP, Cortina Asset Management LLC, State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Credit Suisse AG, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Peregrine Capital Management LLC and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Nanometrics Incorporated stock in the last year include Bruce C Rhine, Janet Therese Taylor, Jeff Andreson, Kevin Heidrich, Rollin Kocher, Stanislaw M Borowicz and Timothy J Stultz. View Insider Buying and Selling for Nanometrics Incorporated.

Who bought Nanometrics Incorporated stock? Who is buying Nanometrics Incorporated stock?

Nanometrics Incorporated's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Credit Agricole S A, Hood River Capital Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, State Street Corp, Vanguard Group Inc. and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Nanometrics Incorporated.

How do I buy Nanometrics Incorporated stock?

Shares of Nanometrics Incorporated can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Nanometrics Incorporated stock cost?

One share of Nanometrics Incorporated stock can currently be purchased for approximately $27.97.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $29.67 (6.07% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/3/2017Stifel NicolausLower Price TargetHold$29.00 -> $25.00HighView Rating Details
5/3/2017Benchmark Co.Reiterated RatingBuy -> Buy$30.00 -> $34.00HighView Rating Details
12/21/2016DA DavidsonBoost Price TargetBuy$30.00N/AView Rating Details
10/30/2015Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$16.00 -> $15.00N/AView Rating Details
10/8/2015Pacific CrestLower Price Target$21.00 -> $19.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO)
Earnings by Quarter for Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO)
Earnings History by Quarter for Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/2/2017Q1 2017$0.24$0.19$59.15 million$59.31 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/7/2017Q4 2016$0.27$0.33$57.18 million$59.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q3$0.28$0.33$57.53 million$58.71 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/26/2016Q2$0.27$0.26$55.30 million$55.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/26/2016Q1$0.06$0.16$46.25 million$47.49 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q3$0.03$0.05$45.17 million$45.68 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q2$0.08$0.08$47.48 million$48.63 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2015Q115$0.06$0.14$48.93 million$50.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2015Q414($0.15)($0.12)$38.13 million$39.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2014Q314($0.25)($0.24)$27.50 million$27.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2014Q214$0.05$0.05$49.36 million$48.03 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2014Q114$0.08$0.09$51.15 million$51.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2014Q413($0.01)$0.04$44.88 million$46.16 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2013Q313($0.08)($0.06)$38.57 million$39.04 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2013Q2 2013($0.20)($0.17)$32.26 million$34.55 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2013Q1 2013($0.27)($0.22)$26.45 million$24.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2013Q4 2012($0.15)($0.13)$30.17 million$30.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2012($0.02)$0.10ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2012$0.06$0.13ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$0.14$0.12ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.31$0.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2011$0.48$0.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011$0.41$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2011$0.47$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.28
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.70
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.24$0.24$0.24
Q2 20171$0.32$0.32$0.32
Q3 20171$0.39$0.39$0.39
Q4 20171$0.33$0.33$0.33
Q1 20181$0.36$0.36$0.36
Q2 20181$0.42$0.42$0.42
Q3 20181$0.48$0.48$0.48
Q4 20181$0.44$0.44$0.44
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 5.80%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 83.10%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/19/2017Kevin HeidrichVPSell969$27.15$26,308.35View SEC Filing  
5/19/2017Stanislaw M BorowiczEVPSell751$27.15$20,389.65View SEC Filing  
3/28/2017Kevin HeidrichVPSell4,336$30.00$130,080.00View SEC Filing  
3/21/2017Kevin HeidrichVPSell475$30.00$14,250.00View SEC Filing  
3/21/2017Rollin KocherSVPSell313$29.11$9,111.43View SEC Filing  
3/6/2017Timothy J StultzCEOSell14,784$28.14$416,021.76View SEC Filing  
2/22/2017Janet Therese TaylorGeneral CounselSell1,432$27.94$40,010.08View SEC Filing  
2/22/2017Jeff AndresonCFOSell3,520$27.94$98,348.80View SEC Filing  
2/22/2017Kevin HeidrichVPSell1,212$27.94$33,863.28View SEC Filing  
2/22/2017Stanislaw M BorowiczEVPSell3,280$27.94$91,643.20View SEC Filing  
2/22/2017Timothy J StultzCEOSell14,419$27.94$402,866.86View SEC Filing  
2/21/2017Kevin HeidrichVPSell5,000$28.00$140,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/21/2017Rollin KocherSVPSell4,482$27.97$125,361.54View SEC Filing  
2/14/2017Stanislaw M BorowiczEVPSell208$26.11$5,430.88View SEC Filing  
1/23/2017Rollin KocherSVPSell313$25.17$7,878.21View SEC Filing  
1/19/2017Kevin HeidrichVPSell7,588$26.00$197,288.00View SEC Filing  
1/19/2017Stanislaw M BorowiczEVPSell8,327$26.50$220,665.50View SEC Filing  
1/17/2017Stanislaw M BorowiczEVPSell208$25.47$5,297.76View SEC Filing  
1/4/2017Rollin KocherSVPSell449$24.96$11,207.04View SEC Filing  
1/3/2017Janet Therese TaylorGeneral CounselSell434$25.06$10,876.04View SEC Filing  
12/28/2016Kevin HeidrichVPSell326$26.00$8,476.00View SEC Filing  
12/21/2016Rollin KocherSVPSell1,562$25.79$40,283.98View SEC Filing  
12/14/2016Stanislaw M BorowiczEVPSell209$24.78$5,179.02View SEC Filing  
12/12/2016Rollin KocherSVPSell1,642$24.49$40,212.58View SEC Filing  
11/29/2016Bruce C RhineDirectorSell37,078$24.43$905,815.54View SEC Filing  
11/22/2016Kevin HeidrichVPSell30,000$25.00$750,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/22/2016Stanislaw M BorowiczEVPSell4,184$25.50$106,692.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2016Stanislaw M BorowiczEVPSell208$23.60$4,908.80View SEC Filing  
10/28/2016Stanislaw M BorowiczEVPSell208$22.00$4,576.00View SEC Filing  
10/17/2016Kevin HeidrichVPSell7,000$19.72$138,040.00View SEC Filing  
10/3/2016Bruce C RhineDirectorSell10,000$22.08$220,800.00View SEC Filing  
9/22/2016Jeff AndresonCFOSell5,010$22.50$112,725.00View SEC Filing  
9/22/2016Stanislaw M BorowiczVPSell1,630$21.98$35,827.40View SEC Filing  
7/1/2016Bruce C RhineDirectorSell10,000$20.51$205,100.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2016Janet Therese TaylorGeneral CounselSell1,093$20.52$22,428.36View SEC Filing  
7/1/2016Stanislaw M. BorowiczVPSell1,195$20.52$24,521.40View SEC Filing  
6/21/2016Bruce C RhineDirectorSell10,000$20.08$200,800.00View SEC Filing  
6/16/2016Stanislaw M BorowiczVPSell209$18.68$3,904.12View SEC Filing  
5/27/2016Stanislaw M BorowiczVPSell416$18.30$7,612.80View SEC Filing  
5/2/2016Bruce C RhineDirectorSell13,014$17.85$232,299.90View SEC Filing  
4/27/2016Stanislaw M BorowiczVPSell5,000$18.15$90,750.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2016Kevin HeidrichVPSell20,000$15.41$308,200.00View SEC Filing  
1/4/2016Stanislaw M BorowiczVPSell526$14.75$7,758.50View SEC Filing  
9/21/2015Kevin HeidrichVPSell17,425$13.32$232,101.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2015Timothy J StultzCEOSell11,112$15.75$175,014.00View SEC Filing  
1/2/2015Bruce C RhineDirectorSell2,500$16.37$40,925.00View SEC Filing  
9/25/2014Bruce C RhineDirectorSell2,500$15.14$37,850.00View SEC Filing  
8/6/2014Bruce C RhineDirectorSell30,000$16.27$488,100.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2014Bruce C RhineDirectorSell10,000$16.15$161,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2014Bruce C RhineDirectorSell10,000$16.05$160,500.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2014Timothy J StultzCEOSell7,166$18.65$133,645.90View SEC Filing  
6/26/2014Bruce C RhineDirectorSell2,500$17.75$44,375.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2014Timothy J StultzCEOSell8,500$16.97$144,245.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2014Bruce A CrawfordCOOSell7,083$17.00$120,411.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2014Bruce CrawfordCOOSell7,843$16.01$125,566.43View SEC Filing  
5/1/2014Timothy StultzCEOSell8,500$15.90$135,150.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2014Timothy StultzCEOSell8,500$18.24$155,040.00View SEC Filing  
3/28/2014Bruce RhineDirectorSell2,500$17.87$44,675.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2014Howard Bain IIIDirectorSell4,280$18.26$78,152.80View SEC Filing  
3/3/2014Timothy StultzCEOSell8,500$18.21$154,785.00View SEC Filing  
2/19/2014Bruce CrawfordCOOSell44,857$18.55$832,097.35View SEC Filing  
2/5/2014Timothy StultzCEOSell8,500$17.45$148,325.00View SEC Filing  
1/2/2014Timothy StultzCEOSell8,500$18.43$156,655.00View SEC Filing  
12/30/2013Bruce RhineDirectorSell2,500$18.54$46,350.00View SEC Filing  
12/11/2013Bruce RhineDirectorSell5,000$17.90$89,500.00View SEC Filing  
12/3/2013Timothy StultzCEOSell8,500$18.21$154,785.00View SEC Filing  
11/26/2013Bruce RhineDirectorSell5,000$18.55$92,750.00View SEC Filing  
11/22/2013Bruce RhineDirectorSell10,000$17.93$179,300.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2013Howard Bain IIIDirectorSell2,500$17.63$44,075.00View SEC Filing  
11/19/2013Bruce RhineDirectorSell10,000$17.53$175,300.00View SEC Filing  
11/7/2013Bruce CrawfordCOOSell12,922$17.25$222,904.50View SEC Filing  
11/4/2013Bruce A CrawfordCOOSell47,395$17.55$831,782.25View SEC Filing  
11/4/2013Howard A Bain IIIDirectorSell4,887$18.00$87,966.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2013Stephen J SmithDirectorSell3,655$15.00$54,825.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Stephen J SmithDirectorSell19,578$14.36$281,140.08View SEC Filing  
4/11/2013Norman V CoatesDirectorSell63,413$14.12$895,391.56View SEC Filing  
3/25/2013Norman V CoatesDirectorSell20,378$15.07$307,096.46View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO)
Latest Headlines for Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO)
DateHeadline logoNanometrics, Inc. (NANO) Announces Retirement Plans of CEO Timothy Stultz - May 24 at 11:53 PM logoBRIEF-Nanometrics says CEO Timothy Stultz to retire - May 24 at 6:52 PM logoStanislaw M. Borowicz Sells 751 Shares of Nanometrics Incorporated (NANO) Stock - May 22 at 8:36 PM logoNanometrics Incorporated (NANO) VP Sells $26,308.35 in Stock - May 22 at 8:14 PM logoETFs with exposure to Nanometrics, Inc. : May 18, 2017 - May 19 at 11:29 AM logoNanometrics, Inc. :NANO-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 17, 2017 - May 17 at 6:41 PM logo Analysts Expect Nanometrics Incorporated (NANO) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $66.4 Million - May 10 at 10:52 AM logo$0.31 Earnings Per Share Expected for Nanometrics Incorporated (NANO) This Quarter - May 8 at 2:24 PM logoNanometrics Incorporated (NANO) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Buy" - May 7 at 8:50 AM logoNanometrics, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:NANO) : May 5, 2017 - May 5 at 7:03 PM logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for Nanometrics Incorporated (NANO) Lowered by DA Davidson - May 5 at 7:20 AM logoNanometrics, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NANO-US : May 4, 2017 - May 4 at 6:50 PM logoNanometrics Announces Upcoming Investor Events - May 4 at 6:50 PM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for Nanometrics Incorporated Boosted by DA Davidson (NANO) - May 4 at 1:38 PM logoEdited Transcript of NANO earnings conference call or presentation 2-May-17 8:30pm GMT - May 4 at 2:03 AM logoNanometrics Incorporated (NANO) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results - May 4 at 1:25 AM logoNanometrics Incorporated (NANO) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results - May 4 at 1:02 AM logoStifel Nicolaus Reiterates "Hold" Rating for Nanometrics Incorporated (NANO) - May 3 at 10:54 PM logoNanometrics Incorporated (NANO) Releases Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.05 EPS - May 3 at 9:28 PM logoWhy Nanometrics Incorporated Stock Plunged Today - May 3 at 4:17 PM logoNanometrics Incorporated (NANO) Updates Q2 Earnings Guidance - May 2 at 7:42 PM logoNanometrics posts 1Q profit - May 2 at 7:18 PM logoNanometrics Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results - May 2 at 4:41 PM logoETFs with exposure to Nanometrics, Inc. : May 2, 2017 - May 2 at 4:41 PM logoInvestor Network: Nanometrics Incorporated to Host Earnings Call - May 2 at 11:33 AM logoNanometrics (NANO) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds - April 28 at 5:56 PM logoFavorable Press Coverage Somewhat Likely to Affect Nanometrics (NANO) Share Price - April 25 at 2:10 PM logoNanometrics Incorporated (NANO) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - April 24 at 6:40 PM logoNanometrics (NANO) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 21 at 6:09 PM logo Brokerages Anticipate Nanometrics Incorporated (NANO) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $59.15 Million - April 19 at 11:10 AM logoNanometrics (NANO) Earns Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.28 - April 18 at 2:56 PM logoNanometrics Incorporated (NANO) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - April 18 at 7:44 AM logo Analysts Anticipate Nanometrics Incorporated (NANO) to Post $0.23 EPS - April 17 at 4:30 PM logoNanometrics Incorporated (NANO) Cut to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - April 14 at 12:24 PM logoNanometrics, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NANO-US : April 14, 2017 - April 14 at 8:26 AM logoNanometrics (NANO) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.17 - April 13 at 8:15 PM logoNanometrics to Announce First Quarter Financial Results on May 2, 2017 - April 11 at 6:40 PM logoNanometrics Incorporated (NANO) Short Interest Update - April 7 at 4:20 PM logoETFs with exposure to Nanometrics, Inc. : April 5, 2017 - April 7 at 11:23 AM logoNanometrics Incorporated (NANO) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Tuesday - April 3 at 7:05 AM logoNanometrics Incorporated (NANO) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - March 29 at 2:01 PM logoForm 4 NANOMETRICS INC For: Mar 28 Filed by: Heidrich Kevin - March 28 at 11:33 PM logoNanometrics Incorporated (NANO) VP Kevin Heidrich Sells 4,336 Shares - March 28 at 10:28 PM logoNanometrics Incorporated (NANO) VP Sells $14,250.00 in Stock - March 22 at 8:32 PM logoNANOMETRICS INC Financials - March 8 at 7:29 PM logoTimothy J. Stultz Sells 14,784 Shares of Nanometrics Incorporated (NANO) Stock - March 8 at 1:31 AM logoBRIEF-Nanometrics says board appoints Robert Deuster as member - March 4 at 6:50 PM logo10-K: NANOMETRICS INC - March 3 at 8:39 AM logoNANOMETRICS INC Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - March 3 at 8:39 AM logoNANOMETRICS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers - February 14 at 9:16 PM



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