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NASDAQ:PLAB

Photronics Competitors

$13.38
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$12.66
Now: $13.38
$13.47
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$11.10
MA: $12.14
$13.33
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$8.31
Now: $13.38
$13.65
Volume916,981 shs
Average Volume420,202 shs
Market Capitalization$848.51 million
P/E Ratio25.25
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.91

Competitors

Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) Vs. AMAT, LRCX, KLAC, ENTG, MKSI, and BRKS

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

Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) and Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Photronics5.55%3.60%2.91%
Applied Materials21.04%40.65%18.07%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Photronics and Applied Materials, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Photronics00203.00
Applied Materials041802.82

Photronics presently has a consensus target price of $13.00, suggesting a potential downside of 2.99%. Applied Materials has a consensus target price of $124.2609, suggesting a potential upside of 0.78%. Given Applied Materials' higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Applied Materials is more favorable than Photronics.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.2% of Photronics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.8% of Applied Materials shares are held by institutional investors. 3.8% of Photronics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Applied Materials shares are held by 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.

Volatility & Risk

Photronics has a beta of 0.91, meaning that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Applied Materials has a beta of 1.48, meaning that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Photronics and Applied Materials' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Photronics$609.69 million1.39$33.82 million$0.5225.73
Applied Materials$17.20 billion6.55$3.62 billion$4.1729.45

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

Summary

Applied Materials beats Photronics on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) and Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Lam Research23.60%55.82%20.06%
Photronics5.55%3.60%2.91%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Lam Research and Photronics, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Lam Research042102.84
Photronics00203.00

Lam Research currently has a consensus target price of $478.88, suggesting a potential downside of 20.00%. Photronics has a consensus target price of $13.00, suggesting a potential downside of 2.99%. Given Photronics' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Photronics is more favorable than Lam Research.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.0% of Lam Research shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.2% of Photronics shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Lam Research shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.8% of Photronics shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Lam Research has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Photronics has a beta of 0.91, meaning that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Lam Research$10.04 billion8.49$2.25 billion$15.9537.42
Photronics$609.69 million1.39$33.82 million$0.5225.73

Lam Research has higher revenue and earnings than Photronics. Photronics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Lam Research, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Lam Research beats Photronics on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) and Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares KLA and Photronics' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
KLA$5.81 billion8.71$1.22 billion$10.3531.73
Photronics$609.69 million1.39$33.82 million$0.5225.73

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.7% of KLA shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.2% of Photronics shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of KLA shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.8% of Photronics shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

KLA has a beta of 1.26, meaning that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Photronics has a beta of 0.91, meaning that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares KLA and Photronics' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
KLA21.76%65.49%18.66%
Photronics5.55%3.60%2.91%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for KLA and Photronics, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
KLA081002.56
Photronics00203.00

KLA currently has a consensus target price of $272.00, suggesting a potential downside of 17.22%. Photronics has a consensus target price of $13.00, suggesting a potential downside of 2.99%. Given Photronics' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Photronics is more favorable than KLA.

Summary

KLA beats Photronics on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) and Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.4% of Entegris shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.2% of Photronics shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Entegris shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.8% of Photronics shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Entegris15.03%26.54%12.06%
Photronics5.55%3.60%2.91%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Entegris and Photronics' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Entegris$1.59 billion9.25$254.86 million$1.9356.52
Photronics$609.69 million1.39$33.82 million$0.5225.73

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

Volatility & Risk

Entegris has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Photronics has a beta of 0.91, indicating that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Entegris and Photronics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Entegris02502.71
Photronics00203.00

Entegris currently has a consensus price target of $100.7778, suggesting a potential downside of 7.60%. Photronics has a consensus price target of $13.00, suggesting a potential downside of 2.99%. Given Photronics' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Photronics is more favorable than Entegris.

Summary

Entegris beats Photronics on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
MKS Instruments02802.80
Photronics00203.00

MKS Instruments currently has a consensus target price of $180.00, indicating a potential upside of 1.67%. Photronics has a consensus target price of $13.00, indicating a potential downside of 2.99%. Given MKS Instruments' higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe MKS Instruments is more favorable than Photronics.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
MKS Instruments12.78%16.49%9.74%
Photronics5.55%3.60%2.91%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.0% of MKS Instruments shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.2% of Photronics shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of MKS Instruments shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.8% of Photronics shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
MKS Instruments$1.90 billion5.13$140.39 million$4.5239.14
Photronics$609.69 million1.39$33.82 million$0.5225.73

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

Volatility & Risk

MKS Instruments has a beta of 1.6, suggesting that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Photronics has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

MKS Instruments beats Photronics on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) and Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Photronics and Brooks Automation's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Photronics5.55%3.60%2.91%
Brooks Automation7.23%7.95%6.13%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Photronics and Brooks Automation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Photronics00203.00
Brooks Automation02602.75

Photronics presently has a consensus target price of $13.00, indicating a potential downside of 2.99%. Brooks Automation has a consensus target price of $79.3750, indicating a potential downside of 9.11%. Given Photronics' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Photronics is more favorable than Brooks Automation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.2% of Photronics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.3% of Brooks Automation shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.8% of Photronics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of Brooks Automation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Photronics has a beta of 0.91, indicating that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brooks Automation has a beta of 1.97, indicating that its stock price is 97% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Photronics and Brooks Automation's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Photronics$609.69 million1.39$33.82 million$0.5225.73
Brooks Automation$897.27 million7.22$64.85 million$1.2669.30

Brooks Automation has higher revenue and earnings than Photronics. Photronics 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

Brooks Automation beats Photronics on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.


Photronics Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Applied Materials logo
AMAT
Applied Materials
2.2$122.81+5.4%$106.58 billion$17.20 billion31.33Earnings Announcement
Analyst Revision
Lam Research logo
LRCX
Lam Research
2.2$596.90+5.7%$80.41 billion$10.04 billion33.86
KLA logo
KLAC
KLA
2.2$328.43+2.9%$49.12 billion$5.81 billion39.95
Entegris logo
ENTG
Entegris
1.8$109.08+4.7%$14.03 billion$1.59 billion55.94
MKS Instruments logo
MKSI
MKS Instruments
2.3$176.93+4.9%$9.27 billion$1.90 billion35.32
Brooks Automation logo
BRKS
Brooks Automation
1.9$87.32+7.0%$6.03 billion$897.27 million99.23
Amkor Technology logo
AMKR
Amkor Technology
1.9$24.00+1.8%$5.71 billion$4.05 billion18.75Gap Down
CMC Materials logo
CCMP
CMC Materials
1.6$178.72+6.7%$4.87 billion$1.12 billion37.00
Advanced Energy Industries logo
AEIS
Advanced Energy Industries
2.0$108.80+4.5%$3.98 billion$788.95 million40.30
FormFactor logo
FORM
FormFactor
1.5$48.68+3.8%$3.63 billion$589.46 million49.17Insider Selling
Onto Innovation logo
ONTO
Onto Innovation
1.5$65.65+5.2%$3.04 billion$305.90 million-345.53
Xperi logo
XPER
Xperi
1.6$21.20+3.9%$2.33 billion$280.07 million-36.55Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
News Coverage
Gap Up
Ultra Clean logo
UCTT
Ultra Clean
1.5$49.20+5.3%$1.89 billion$1.07 billion45.56Analyst Revision
Cohu logo
COHU
Cohu
1.5$47.51+5.8%$1.88 billion$583.33 million-42.80Insider Selling
Axcelis Technologies logo
ACLS
Axcelis Technologies
1.8$38.73+3.8%$1.25 billion$342.96 million29.12
Veeco Instruments logo
VECO
Veeco Instruments
1.4$22.32+3.3%$1.07 billion$419.35 million-25.95Unusual Options Activity
PDF Solutions logo
PDFS
PDF Solutions
1.6$18.40+3.3%$651.65 million$85.58 million-73.60Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
AXT logo
AXTI
AXT
1.5$14.06+2.1%$568.70 million$83.26 million-468.51Earnings Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
Rubicon Technology logo
RBCN
Rubicon Technology
0.5$10.15+6.3%$24.58 million$3.53 million-42.29News Coverage
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