NASDAQ:NANO - Nanometrics Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$42.22 +0.93 (+2.25 %)
(As of 08/21/2018 01:42 PM ET)
Previous Close$41.46
Today's Range$41.00 - $42.22
52-Week Range$22.08 - $48.26
Volume5,213 shs
Average Volume538,401 shs
Market Capitalization$975.12 million
P/E Ratio33.88
Dividend YieldN/A
Nanometrics logoNanometrics Incorporated provides process control metrology and inspection systems for use primarily in the fabrication of semiconductors and other solid-state devices worldwide. It offers automated metrology systems that provide optical critical dimension, thin film metrology, and wafer stress for transistor and interconnect metrology applications; and integrated metrology systems that are installed onto wafer processing equipment to provide near real-time measurements. The company's materials characterization products include systems that are used to monitor the physical, optical, electrical, and material characteristics of discrete electronic industry, opto-electronic, high brightness LED, solar photovoltaic, compound semiconductor, strained silicon, and silicon-on-insulator devices, including composition, crystal structure, layer thickness, dopant concentration, contamination, and electron mobility. It also offers NanoDiffract, a modeling, visualization, and analysis software that takes signals from the automated and integrated metrology systems providing critical dimension, thickness, and optical properties from in line measurements; SpectraProbe, a model-less fitting engine that enables fast time to solution for in-line excursion detection and control; NanoGen, an enterprise scale computing hardware system that is deployed to run the computing intensive analysis software; and NanoCentral, a fab based networking and server system providing connectivity and compute support to SpectraProbe and connected measurement systems. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment
SectorComputer and Technology


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio5.08
Quick Ratio4.02


Trailing P/E Ratio33.88
Forward P/E Ratio18.36
P/E Growth1.46

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$258.62 million
Price / Sales3.94
Cash Flow$1.5813 per share
Price / Cash26.70
Book Value$10.25 per share
Price / Book4.12


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.23
Net Income$30.20 million
Net Margins16.55%
Return on Equity19.74%
Return on Assets16.63%


Outstanding Shares24,140,000
Market Cap$975.12 million

Nanometrics (NASDAQ:NANO) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Nanometrics' stock symbol?

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

How will Nanometrics' stock buyback program work?

Nanometrics announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Thursday, November 16th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $50,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Nanometrics' earnings last quarter?

Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July, 31st. The semiconductor company reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.05. The semiconductor company had revenue of $88.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $86.53 million. Nanometrics had a return on equity of 19.74% and a net margin of 16.55%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 37.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.30 earnings per share. View Nanometrics' Earnings History.

When is Nanometrics' next earnings date?

Nanometrics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 1st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Nanometrics.

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

Nanometrics issued an update on its third quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, July, 31st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.36-0.52 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.44. The company issued revenue guidance of $70-78 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $74.30 million.

What price target have analysts set for NANO?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Nanometrics' shares. Their predictions range from $21.00 to $43.00. On average, they expect Nanometrics' stock price to reach $34.6667 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 16.8%. View Analyst Price Targets for Nanometrics.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Nanometrics?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Nanometrics in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Nanometrics.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Nanometrics stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Nanometrics stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Nanometrics is a leading provider of advanced, high-performance process control metrology and inspection systems used primarily in the fabrication of semiconductors and other solid-state devices, such as data storage components and discrete including high-brightness LEDs and power management components. It's automated and integrated metrology systems measure critical dimensions, device structures, overlay registration, topography and various thin film properties, including 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 high-volume production of semiconductors and other devices, to advanced wafer-scale packaging applications. Nanometrics' systems enable advanced process control for device manufacturers, providing improved device yield at reduced manufacturing cycle time, supporting the accelerated product life cycles in the semiconductor market. " (7/5/2018)
  • 2. Benchmark Co. analysts commented, "HAS (Buy, $108 PT) reported 4Q EPS of $2.30 vs. B. Riley FBR/consensus estimates of $1.86/ $1.81, despite a revenue decline of –2% vs. B. Riley FBR/consensus estimates of +8.9%/+5.3%. For the fourth quarter, growth in Franchise Brands was offset by Y/Y declines in Partner Brands, Hasbro Gaming and Emerging Brands. For FY17, HAS reported EPS of $5.46, ahead of B. Riley FBR/consensus estimates of $4.98/$4.93 on revenue of +4%%. We will be listening on the call this morning for more details on the impact from the Toys R" Us bankruptcy, tax reform impacts, expectations for performance of Star Wars into 2018, and initial thoughts on outlooks by segment for 2018." (2/7/2018)

Who are some of Nanometrics' key competitors?

Who are Nanometrics' key executives?

Nanometrics' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. Pierre Yves Lesaicherre, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 55)
  • Mr. Greg Swyt, Principal Financial and Accounting Officer (Age 57)
  • Ms. Janet Therese Taylor, Gen. Counsel (Age 60)
  • Mr. Rollin Kocher, Sr. VP of Sales & Marketing (Age 52)
  • Mr. James L. Barnhart, Sr. VP of Operations

Has Nanometrics been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about NANO stock have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Nanometrics earned a news and rumor sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern's scale. They also gave news coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.97 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for Nanometrics.

Who are Nanometrics' major shareholders?

Nanometrics' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.81%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.37%), FMR LLC (5.19%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.91%), Millennium Management LLC (2.63%) and Fisher Asset Management LLC (2.64%). Company insiders that own Nanometrics stock include Bruce C Rhine, J Thomas Bentley, Janet Therese Taylor, Jeff Andreson, Kevin Heidrich, Rollin Kocher, Stanislaw M Borowicz and Timothy J Stultz. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Nanometrics.

Which major investors are selling Nanometrics stock?

NANO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Royce & Associates LP, FMR LLC, Peregrine Capital Management LLC, State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Voce Capital Management LLC, Macquarie Group Ltd., Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. and Victory Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Nanometrics company stock in the last year include Bruce C Rhine, J Thomas Bentley, Janet Therese Taylor, Jeff Andreson, Kevin Heidrich, Rollin Kocher, Stanislaw M Borowicz and Timothy J Stultz. View Insider Buying and Selling for Nanometrics.

Which major investors are buying Nanometrics stock?

NANO stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fisher Asset Management LLC, Millennium Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Bank of America Corp DE, TD Asset Management Inc., Acadian Asset Management LLC and Sensato Investors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Nanometrics.

How do I buy shares of Nanometrics?

Shares of NANO 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 Nanometrics' stock price today?

One share of NANO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $41.66.

How big of a company is Nanometrics?

Nanometrics has a market capitalization of $975.12 million and generates $258.62 million in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $30.20 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.23 on an earnings per share basis. Nanometrics employs 592 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Nanometrics?

Nanometrics' mailing address is 1550 BUCKEYE DRIVE, MILPITAS CA, 95035. The semiconductor company can be reached via phone at 408-545-6000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Nanometrics (NASDAQ NANO)

Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  241 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  228 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  469
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Nanometrics and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe NANO will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe NANO will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 8/21/2018 by Staff

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