Photronics Company Profile (NASDAQ:PLAB)

About Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB)

Photronics logoPhotronics, Inc. is a manufacturer of photomasks, which are photographic quartz plates containing microscopic images of electronic circuits. As of October 30, 2016, the Company operated principally from nine manufacturing facilities: two located in Europe, three in Taiwan, one in Korea and three in the United States. Photomasks are used in the manufacture of semiconductors and flat panel displays (FPDs), and are used as masters to transfer circuit patterns onto semiconductor wafers and flat panel substrates during the fabrication of integrated circuits (ICs), and a range of FPDs and other types of electrical and optical components. The Company offers reticle and photomask maintenance, including pellicle replacement, mask cleaning and re-certification, at all its sites across the world. Its products include Mature Binary, Advanced Binary Reticles, Phase Shift Masks-Embedded Attenuated Phase Shift Masks (EAPSM), Other Advanced Products and Large Area Masks.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Semiconductor Equipment & Testing
  • Sub-Industry: Semiconductor Equipment
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:PLAB
  • CUSIP: 71940510
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $661.81 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 68,938,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $8.51
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $9.68
  • 52 Week Range: $7.55 - $12.10
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 50.00
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 19.69
  • P/E Growth: 4.27
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $437.08 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.49
  • Book Value: $10.78 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.88
  • EBITDA: $111.14 million
  • Net Margins: 2.97%
  • Return on Equity: 1.33%
  • Return on Assets: 1.12%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.07%
  • Current Ratio: 5.91%
  • Quick Ratio: 5.59%
  • Average Volume: 927,311 shs.
  • Beta: 0.58
  • Short Ratio: 8.09

Frequently Asked Questions for Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB)

What is Photronics' stock symbol?

Photronics trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "PLAB."

How were Photronics' earnings last quarter?

Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) announced its earnings results on Monday, August, 14th. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $111.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $115.14 million. Photronics had a return on equity of 1.33% and a net margin of 2.97%. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.12 earnings per share. View Photronics' Earnings History.

When will Photronics make its next earnings announcement?

Photronics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, December, 4th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Photronics.

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

Photronics issued an update on its third quarter earnings guidance on Monday, August, 14th. The company provided EPS guidance of 0.06-0.09 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.09. The company issued revenue guidance of $111.60 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $115.14 million.Photronics also updated its Q4 guidance to $0.03-0.09 EPS.

Who are some of Photronics' key competitors?

Who are Photronics' key executives?

Photronics' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Constantine S. Macricostas, Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Peter S. Kirlin Ph.D., Principal Executive Officer, Principal Financial Officer, Director
  • John P. Jordan, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Richelle E. Burr, Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Christopher J. Progler, Executive Officer
  • Walter M. Fiederowicz, Lead Independent Director
  • George C. Macricostas, Director
  • Joseph A. Fiorita Jr. CPA, Independent Director
  • Liang Choo Hsia Ph.D., Independent Director
  • Mitchell G. Tyson, Independent Director

How do I buy Photronics stock?

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

What is Photronics' stock price today?

One share of Photronics stock can currently be purchased for approximately $9.45.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Photronics (NASDAQ PLAB)
Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  134 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  147 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  281
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Consensus Price Target History for Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB)
Price Target History for Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB)
Analysts' Ratings History for Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
11/11/2016Needham & Company LLCDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
11/11/2016Stifel NicolausDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
10/4/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Set Price TargetBuy$12.00N/AView Rating Details
8/22/2016DA DavidsonReiterated RatingBuy$15.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/20/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB)
Earnings by Quarter for Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB)
Earnings History by Quarter for Photronics (NASDAQ PLAB)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
12/4/2017$0.06N/AView Earnings Details
8/14/2017Q3 2017$0.09$0.06$115.14 million$111.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/17/2017Q2 2017$0.05$0.03$111.16 million$108.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2017Q117$0.03$0.03$108.88 million$109.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/6/2016Q416$0.03$0.05$106.97 million$107.37 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/18/2016Q316$0.14$0.12$123.54 million$123.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/18/2016Q216$0.13$0.13$125.54 million$122.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2016Q116$0.16$0.17$137.33 million$130.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/2/2015Q415$0.18$0.25$133.85 million$141.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/18/2015Q315$0.12$0.17$130.37 million$131.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/18/2015Q215$0.11$0.14$126.17 million$127.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/17/2015Q115$0.06$0.07$123.37 million$123.51 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/8/2014Q414$0.09$0.07$128.03 million$124.25 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/19/2014Q314$0.05$0.07$122.53 million$124.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/19/20142Q14$0.04$0.02$103.20 million$104.88 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/18/2014Q114$0.05$0.04$102.20 million$101.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/10/2013Q4$0.08$0.09$106.05 million$106.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/13/2013Q3 2013$0.10$0.10$108.61 million$109.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/14/2013Q2 2013$0.09$0.08$108.47 million$106.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/13/2013Q1 2013$0.03$0.04$98.88 million$99.84 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/4/20120.07$0.07$104.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/14/2012$0.15$0.16ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/14/2012$0.12$0.14ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2012$0.09$0.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/6/2011$0.13$0.14ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/16/2011$0.20$0.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/16/2011$0.16$0.24ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2011$0.18$0.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.29
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.67
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.04$0.05$0.05
Q2 20172$0.04$0.07$0.06
Q3 20172$0.07$0.10$0.09
Q4 20172$0.06$0.14$0.10
Q1 20182$0.09$0.16$0.13
Q2 20182$0.13$0.17$0.15
Q3 20182$0.19$0.20$0.20
Q4 20182$0.19$0.20$0.20
Q1 20192$0.18$0.23$0.21
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 3.71%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 95.98%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
10/4/2017Sean T SmithInsiderSell18,750$9.19$172,312.50View SEC Filing  
10/2/2017Christopher J ProglerVPSell4,000$8.85$35,400.00View SEC Filing  
9/15/2017John P JordanCFOBuy1,000$8.00$8,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/13/2017John P JordanCFOBuy3,000$7.85$23,550.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2017Christopher J ProglerVPSell4,000$10.05$40,200.00View SEC Filing  
4/27/2017Mitchell G TysonDirectorSell1,200$11.59$13,908.00View SEC Filing  
4/19/2017Mitchell G TysonDirectorSell1,100$11.00$12,100.00View SEC Filing  
3/27/2017Mitchell G TysonDirectorSell100$11.00$1,100.00View SEC Filing  
1/27/2017Mitchell G TysonDirectorSell1,200$11.78$14,136.00View SEC Filing  
1/18/2017Peter S KirlinCEOSell5,842$11.30$66,014.60View SEC Filing  
12/27/2016Mitchell G TysonDirectorSell1,200$11.63$13,956.00View SEC Filing  
9/15/2016Joseph A Fiorita JrDirectorSell12,000$10.00$120,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/14/2016Walter M FiederowiczDirectorSell21,250$9.95$211,437.50View SEC Filing  
4/27/2016Mitchell G TysonDirectorSell1,200$11.00$13,200.00View SEC Filing  
4/25/2016Mitchell G TysonDirectorSell2,400$11.00$26,400.00View SEC Filing  
3/30/2016Walter M FiederowiczDirectorSell3,000$10.39$31,170.00View SEC Filing  
1/20/2016Peter S. KirlinCEOSell7,687$11.56$88,861.72View SEC Filing  
1/19/2016Mitchell G TysonDirectorSell1,200$11.64$13,968.00View SEC Filing  
1/13/2016Mitchell G. TysonDirectorSell200$12.22$2,444.00View SEC Filing  
1/12/2016Mitchell G. TysonDirectorSell14,400$12.21$175,824.00View SEC Filing  
12/22/2015George MacricostasDirectorSell39,250$12.75$500,437.50View SEC Filing  
12/16/2015Mitchell G TysonDirectorSell5,000$12.50$62,500.00View SEC Filing  
12/11/2015Sean T. SmithCFOSell25,000$12.48$312,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2015Christopher J. ProglerVPSell14,115$12.66$178,695.90View SEC Filing  
12/8/2015Joseph A. Fiorita, Jr.DirectorSell20,000$12.49$249,800.00View SEC Filing  
9/30/2015Mitchell G TysonDirectorSell1,000$9.01$9,010.00View SEC Filing  
8/28/2015Mitchell G TysonDirectorSell1,000$9.00$9,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2015Mitchell G TysonDirectorSell1,000$9.00$9,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/17/2015Richelle E BurrVPSell2,000$8.75$17,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2015Richelle E BurrVPSell10,000$10.22$102,200.00View SEC Filing  
4/27/2015Mitchell G TysonDirectorSell4,000$9.00$36,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/7/2015Walter M FiederowiczDirectorSell3,000$8.03$24,090.00View SEC Filing  
12/22/2014Walter M FiederowiczDirectorSell10,000$8.36$83,600.00View SEC Filing  
12/18/2014Sean T SmithCFOSell16,050$8.25$132,412.50View SEC Filing  
12/16/2014Richelle E BurrVPSell20,000$8.11$162,200.00View SEC Filing  
12/10/2014Peter S KirlinPresidentSell20,000$8.44$168,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2014Walter M FiederowiczDirectorSell3,000$9.12$27,360.00View SEC Filing  
7/31/2014Constantine S MacricostasCEOBuy4,411$6.77$29,862.47View SEC Filing  
7/31/2014Sean T SmithCFOBuy2,757$6.77$18,664.89View SEC Filing  
6/12/2014Christopher J ProglerVPSell2,000$8.89$17,780.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2014Walter M FiederowiczDirectorSell3,000$8.77$26,310.00View SEC Filing  
4/23/2014Richelle BurrVPSell4,250$8.47$35,997.50View SEC Filing  
12/30/2013Christopher ProglerVPSell3,250$8.94$29,055.00View SEC Filing  
12/30/2013Walter FiederowiczDirectorSell32,000$8.93$285,760.00View SEC Filing  
12/23/2013Mitchell TysonDirectorSell2,500$9.00$22,500.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2013Sean SmithCFOSell13,125$8.78$115,237.50View SEC Filing  
12/16/2013Walter FiederowiczDirectorSell7,000$8.82$61,740.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2013Constantine S MacricostasCEOBuy5,454$5.50$29,997.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2013Sean SmithCFOBuy3,409$5.50$18,749.50View SEC Filing  
6/27/2013Constantine S MacricostasCEOSell50,000$8.01$400,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Constantine S MacricostasCEOSell48,400$7.90$382,360.00View SEC Filing  
4/11/2013Constantine S MacricostasCEOSell100,000$7.07$707,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/4/2012Christopher J ProglerVPSell1,000$5.84$5,840.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB)
Latest Headlines for Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB)
DateHeadline logoShort Interest Drops 15% For PLAB - October 13 at 8:08 AM logo$112.10 Million in Sales Expected for Photronics, Inc. (PLAB) This Quarter - October 10 at 1:02 PM logoPhotronics, Inc. (PLAB) Insider Sells $172,312.50 in Stock - October 6 at 7:48 PM logoInsider Selling: Photronics, Inc. (PLAB) VP Sells 4,000 Shares of Stock - October 4 at 4:38 PM logoPhotronics, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : PLAB-US : October 2, 2017 - October 3 at 10:48 AM logoETFs with exposure to Photronics, Inc. : October 2, 2017 - October 3 at 10:48 AM logoPhotronics (PLAB) Soars: Stock Adds 6% in Session - October 2 at 10:29 AM logoFinancial Comparison: Photronics (PLAB) and The Competition - September 29 at 2:36 PM logoShort Interest in Photronics, Inc. (PLAB) Declines By 23.1% - September 17 at 1:20 AM logoETFs with exposure to Photronics, Inc. : September 15, 2017 - September 16 at 7:47 AM logoPhotronics, Inc. (PLAB) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - September 16 at 4:42 AM logoJohn P. Jordan Purchases 3,000 Shares of Photronics, Inc. (PLAB) Stock - September 14 at 11:56 PM logoPhotronics, Inc. :PLAB-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : September 11, 2017 - September 12 at 8:37 AM logoComparing Ultra Clean Holdings (UCTT) and Photronics (PLAB) - September 1 at 10:12 PM logoComparing Photronics (PLAB) and Amkor Technology (AMKR) - August 30 at 6:18 PM logoPhotronics, Inc. (PLAB) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - August 22 at 7:52 AM logoFY2018 EPS Estimates for Photronics, Inc. Reduced by DA Davidson (PLAB) - August 17 at 2:30 PM logoPhotronics, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : PLAB-US : August 16, 2017 - August 17 at 6:55 AM logoGlancy Prongay & Murray LLP Commences Investigation on Behalf of Photronics, Inc. Investors - August 17 at 6:55 AM logoPhotronics, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:PLAB) : August 17, 2017 - August 17 at 6:55 AM logoPhotronics, Inc. (PLAB) Forecasted to Earn FY2017 Earnings of $0.20 Per Share - August 16 at 8:20 AM logoPhotronics's stock plunges toward 2-year low after disappointing results, CFO transition - August 16 at 6:48 AM logoPhotronics Inc. (PLAB) Is Falling After Q3 Profit Disappoints - August 16 at 6:48 AM logoPhotronics, Inc. (PLAB) to Expand FPD Manufacturing into China - August 16 at 6:48 AM logoWhy Shares of Photronics Tumbled Today - August 15 at 4:40 PM logoPhotronics Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results - August 15 at 6:17 AM logoPhotronics Announces Investment Agreement to Expand FPD Manufacturing into China - August 15 at 6:17 AM logoEdited Transcript of PLAB earnings conference call or presentation 14-Aug-17 8:30pm GMT - August 15 at 6:17 AM logoPhotronics, Inc. (PLAB) Issues Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.03 EPS - August 15 at 12:48 AM logoPhotronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) Updates Q4 Earnings Guidance - August 14 at 5:28 PM logoPhotronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) Updates Q3 Earnings Guidance - August 14 at 5:28 PM logoPhotronics, Inc. (PLAB) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday - August 9 at 7:10 AM logoPhotronics, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : PLAB-US : August 3, 2017 - August 4 at 7:02 AM logoPhotronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) VP Christopher J. Progler Sells 4,000 Shares - August 3 at 9:04 PM logoPhotronics to Report Third Quarter Earnings and Host Public Conference Call; Scheduled to Participate in D.A. Davidson 9th Annual Technology Forum in NYC - August 1 at 2:24 AM logoPhotronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - July 28 at 8:47 AM logo Analysts Anticipate Photronics, Inc. (PLAB) to Announce $0.09 Earnings Per Share - July 26 at 9:47 AM logoETFs with exposure to Photronics, Inc. : July 10, 2017 - July 11 at 6:38 AM logoPhotronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - July 3 at 9:12 AM logoPhotronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $115.23 Million - July 2 at 10:28 AM logoMid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Lower; Target Tops Q1 Expectations - May 17 at 7:09 PM logoWhy Shares of Photronics Are Down Today - May 17 at 1:24 PM logoPhotronics Inc. Reveals 80% Retreat In Q2 Bottom Line - May 17 at 8:33 AM logoPhotronics, Inc. (PLAB) Misses Q2 EPS by 2c, Miss on Revenues; Light on Q3 EPS Guidance - May 17 at 8:33 AM logoTrade of the Day: Photronics, Inc (PLAB) Stock Looking for Double-Digit Gains - April 27 at 8:16 AM logoPHOTRONICS INC Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report - March 8 at 9:02 PM logoPHOTRONICS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibits - February 16 at 11:51 PM logoPhotronics misses 1Q profit forecasts - February 16 at 6:50 PM logoETF Preview: ETFs, Futures Point Higher But Could Face Pressure on Yellen Testimony, Economic Data - February 16 at 6:50 PM logoETF Preview: ETFs, Futures Point Higher But Could Face Pressure on Yellen Testimony, Economic Data - February 16 at 6:50 PM



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