Photronics (PLAB) Competitors

$28.64
+0.03 (+0.10%)
(As of 05/17/2024 ET)

PLAB vs. UCTT, CEVA, CAN, MX, AXTI, EBON, FORM, AMBA, VIAV, and MXL

Should you be buying Photronics stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Photronics include Ultra Clean (UCTT), CEVA (CEVA), Canaan (CAN), Magnachip Semiconductor (MX), AXT (AXTI), Ebang International (EBON), FormFactor (FORM), Ambarella (AMBA), Viavi Solutions (VIAV), and MaxLinear (MXL).

Photronics vs.

Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) and Ultra Clean (NASDAQ:UCTT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, media sentiment, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and community ranking.

Photronics has a beta of 1.41, indicating that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ultra Clean has a beta of 2.02, indicating that its share price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Photronics currently has a consensus target price of $21.00, suggesting a potential downside of 26.68%. Ultra Clean has a consensus target price of $57.00, suggesting a potential upside of 26.39%. Given Ultra Clean's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ultra Clean is more favorable than Photronics.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Photronics
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00
Ultra Clean
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

Photronics has a net margin of 15.34% compared to Ultra Clean's net margin of -2.09%. Photronics' return on equity of 10.37% beat Ultra Clean's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Photronics15.34% 10.37% 8.69%
Ultra Clean -2.09%2.19%1.05%

Ultra Clean received 131 more outperform votes than Photronics when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 67.59% of users gave Ultra Clean an outperform vote while only 66.48% of users gave Photronics an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
PhotronicsOutperform Votes
357
66.48%
Underperform Votes
180
33.52%
Ultra CleanOutperform Votes
488
67.59%
Underperform Votes
234
32.41%

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Photronics$892.08M2.03$125.49M$2.2312.84
Ultra Clean$1.73B1.16-$31.10M-$0.82-55.00

88.4% of Photronics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.1% of Ultra Clean shares are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of Photronics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.1% of Ultra Clean shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

In the previous week, Ultra Clean had 11 more articles in the media than Photronics. MarketBeat recorded 16 mentions for Ultra Clean and 5 mentions for Photronics. Photronics' average media sentiment score of 1.05 beat Ultra Clean's score of 0.25 indicating that Photronics is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Photronics
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Ultra Clean
7 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Summary

Photronics and Ultra Clean tied by winning 9 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding PLAB and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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PLAB vs. The Competition

MetricPhotronicsSemiconductors & related devices IndustryComputer SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$1.81B$46.98B$21.11B$7.96B
Dividend YieldN/A2.07%2.72%3.91%
P/E Ratio12.8425.29235.0917.36
Price / Sales2.0313.83554.2078.02
Price / Cash8.6524.8429.2031.98
Price / Book1.406.516.694.76
Net Income$125.49M$921.55M$636.12M$217.17M
7 Day Performance-0.97%3.77%2.04%2.90%
1 Month Performance9.77%10.02%5.69%6.57%
1 Year Performance66.71%16.44%24.90%10.17%

Photronics Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
UCTT
Ultra Clean
2.7093 of 5 stars
$43.96
+1.0%
$57.00
+29.7%
+52.5%$1.97B$1.78B-53.617,184Insider Selling
News Coverage
CEVA
CEVA
2.4804 of 5 stars
$20.08
+3.1%
$27.00
+34.5%
-6.0%$473.49M$97.42M-37.89424Short Interest ↓
CAN
Canaan
1.9686 of 5 stars
$0.94
+3.3%
$4.25
+351.6%
-59.9%$219.75M$211.48M-0.39541News Coverage
Gap Up
MX
Magnachip Semiconductor
2.8275 of 5 stars
$5.02
+0.6%
$8.00
+59.4%
-44.4%$192.07M$230.05M-6.44891
AXTI
AXT
2.9618 of 5 stars
$3.39
-6.1%
$5.38
+58.6%
-2.4%$150.01M$75.79M-8.471,456
EBON
Ebang International
0 of 5 stars
$8.08
-0.9%
N/A+53.2%$40.32M$4.86M0.00297News Coverage
Gap Down
FORM
FormFactor
3.4245 of 5 stars
$55.08
+0.1%
$47.30
-14.1%
+85.8%$4.27B$663.10M41.732,115Analyst Forecast
AMBA
Ambarella
1.7407 of 5 stars
$46.20
+0.5%
$71.08
+53.9%
-29.9%$1.89B$226.47M-10.90915Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
VIAV
Viavi Solutions
4.9608 of 5 stars
$7.67
+4.5%
$12.00
+56.5%
-18.4%$1.71B$1.01B-383.503,600
MXL
MaxLinear
1.6427 of 5 stars
$19.29
+3.2%
$26.09
+35.3%
-26.3%$1.60B$693.26M-10.211,328Gap Up

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This page (NASDAQ:PLAB) was last updated on 5/18/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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