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 & Materials
  • Sub-Industry: Semiconductor Equipment
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:PLAB
  • CUSIP: 71940510
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $701.37 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 68,426,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $10.99
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $10.96
  • 52 Week Range: $8.20 - $12.10
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 39.84
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.31
  • P/E Growth: 3.66
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $448.71 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.56
  • Book Value: $10.67 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.96
  • EBIDTA: $118.26 million
  • Net Margins: 9.56%
  • Return on Equity: 4.06%
  • Return on Assets: 3.25%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.08%
  • Current Ratio: 5.43%
  • Quick Ratio: 5.16%
  • Average Volume: 390,935 shs.
  • Beta: 0.52
  • Short Ratio: 14.26

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) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May, 17th. The company reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.05 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $108.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $111.16 million. Photronics had a return on equity of 4.06% and a net margin of 9.56%. Photronics's revenue for the quarter was down 11.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.13 earnings per share. View Photronics' Earnings History.

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

Photronics updated its third quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 17th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.05-0.12 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.11. The company issued revenue guidance of $110-120 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $126.96 million.

Where is Photronics' stock going? Where will Photronics' stock price be in 2017?

4 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Photronics' shares. Their forecasts range from $12.00 to $15.00. On average, they anticipate Photronics' stock price to reach $13.50 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Photronics.

Who are some of Photronics' key competitors?

Who owns Photronics stock?

Photronics' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.40%), Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC (7.63%), Donald Smith & CO. Inc. (6.45%), Vanguard Group Inc. (4.16%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.91%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.62%). Company insiders that own Photronics stock include Christopher J Progler, George Macricostas, Joseph A Fiorita Jr, Joseph A Fiorita, Jr, Mitchell G Tyson, Peter S Kirlin, Richelle E Burr, Sean T Smith and Walter M Fiederowicz. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Photronics.

Who sold Photronics stock? Who is selling Photronics stock?

Photronics' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LSV Asset Management, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., Royce & Associates LP, Morgan Stanley, AXA, Menta Capital LLC and Renaissance Technologies LLC. Company insiders that have sold Photronics stock in the last year include Joseph A Fiorita Jr, Mitchell G Tyson, Peter S Kirlin and Walter M Fiederowicz. View Insider Buying and Selling for Photronics.

Who bought Photronics stock? Who is buying Photronics stock?

Photronics' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Donald Smith & CO. Inc., Piermont Capital Management Inc., Alliancebernstein L.P., Systematic Financial Management LP, Vanguard Group Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC, Sentinel Trust Co. LBA and Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Photronics.

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.

How much does a share of Photronics stock cost?

One share of Photronics stock can currently be purchased for approximately $10.25.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $13.50 (31.71% upside)

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
10/1/2015Royal Bank of CanadaInitiated CoverageBuy$12.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/26/2015 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
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: $0.31
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.79
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$0.11$0.14$0.13
Q1 20182$0.14$0.16$0.15
Q2 20182$0.17$0.19$0.18
Q3 20182$0.20$0.25$0.23
Q4 20182$0.19$0.28$0.24
Q1 20192$0.18$0.28$0.23
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 4.12%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 98.49%
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
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 logoPhotronics, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : PLAB-US : May 18, 2017 - May 19 at 12:02 PM logoSunTrust Banks Weighs in on Photronics, Inc.'s Q1 2018 Earnings (PLAB) - May 19 at 10:37 AM logoBrokers Set Expectations for Photronics, Inc.'s FY2017 Earnings (PLAB) - May 19 at 8:04 AM logoDA Davidson Weighs in on Photronics, Inc.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (PLAB) - May 18 at 9:00 AM logoSunTrust Banks Analysts Cut Earnings Estimates for Photronics, Inc. (PLAB) - May 18 at 9:00 AM logoEdited Transcript of PLAB earnings conference call or presentation 17-May-17 12:30pm GMT - May 18 at 7:37 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. (PLAB) Issues Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.02 EPS - May 17 at 9:46 AM logoPhotronics, Inc. (PLAB) Issues Q3 Earnings Guidance - May 17 at 9:12 AM 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 logoPhotronics Announces Second Joint Venture with Dai Nippon Printing - May 17 at 8:33 AM logoPhotronics Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results - May 17 at 8:33 AM logoPhotronics misses Street 2Q forecasts - May 17 at 8:33 AM logoInvestor Network: Photronics, Inc. to Host Earnings Call - May 17 at 8:33 AM logoZacks: Brokerages Expect Photronics, Inc. (PLAB) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $111.77 Million - May 12 at 3:24 PM logoPhotronics, Inc. (PLAB) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - May 12 at 9:31 AM logoZacks: Brokerages Expect Photronics, Inc. (PLAB) to Post $0.05 Earnings Per Share - May 10 at 10:08 AM logoPhotronics to Report Second Quarter Earnings and Host Public Conference Call; Scheduled to Present at Jefferies 2017 Technology Conference in Miami - May 3 at 7:46 PM logoPhotronics (PLAB) Receives News Impact Score of 0.36 - May 3 at 1:00 AM logoPhotronics, Inc. (PLAB) Director Mitchell G. Tyson Sells 1,200 Shares - May 1 at 10:24 PM logoTrade of the Day: Photronics, Inc (PLAB) Stock Looking for Double-Digit Gains - April 27 at 8:16 AM logoPhotronics (PLAB) Earning Somewhat Negative News Coverage, Study Finds - April 23 at 3:13 PM logoPhotronics, Inc. (PLAB) Director Sells $12,100.00 in Stock - April 21 at 9:35 PM logoPhotronics, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:PLAB) : April 21, 2017 - April 21 at 7:04 PM logo$111.77 Million in Sales Expected for Photronics, Inc. (PLAB) This Quarter - April 21 at 2:27 PM logoSomewhat Negative News Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact Photronics (PLAB) Stock Price - April 20 at 5:51 PM logoPhotronics, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : PLAB-US : April 20, 2017 - April 20 at 8:42 AM logo$0.05 Earnings Per Share Expected for Photronics, Inc. (PLAB) This Quarter - April 19 at 4:23 PM logoPhotronics, Inc. (PLAB) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - April 17 at 10:18 AM logoPhotronics (PLAB) Earns Media Impact Score of 0.09 - April 14 at 11:05 PM logoPhotronics, Inc. (PLAB) Short Interest Update - April 14 at 3:16 PM logoPhotronics, Inc. (PLAB) Upgraded to "Hold" by Zacks Investment Research - April 8 at 10:28 AM logoPhotronics, Inc. (PLAB) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research - April 3 at 10:38 AM logoPhotronics, Inc. (PLAB) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - March 21 at 12:52 PM logoPhotronics, Inc. (PLAB) Upgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - March 18 at 7:16 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 logoQ1 2017 Photronics Inc Earnings Release - Before Market Open - February 16 at 6:50 PM logoPhotronics Inc Earnings Call scheduled for 8:30 am ET today - February 16 at 6:50 PM logoPre-Open Stock Movers 02/15: (FIG) (GRPN) (SODA) Higher; (FOSL) (EARS) (TRUP) Lower (more...) - February 16 at 6:50 PM logoPre-Open Stock Movers 02/15: (FIG) (GRPN) (SODA) Higher; (FOSL) (EARS) (TRUP) Lower (more...) - February 16 at 6:50 PM logoEdited Transcript of PLAB earnings conference call or presentation 15-Feb-17 1:30pm GMT - February 16 at 6:50 PM logoPhotronics Inc. Announces 13% Drop In Q1 Bottom Line - February 16 at 6:50 PM logoPhotronics Inc. Announces 13% Drop In Q1 Bottom Line - February 16 at 6:50 PM logoPhotronics to Report First Quarter Earnings and Host Public Conference Call - February 1 at 9:50 PM



Photronics (PLAB) Chart for Friday, May, 26, 2017

This page was last updated on 5/26/2017 by Staff