Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ: ACLS) is one of 21 public companies in the “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Axcelis Technologies to similar businesses based off the strength of its profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

75.9% of Axcelis Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.9% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.7% of Axcelis Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Axcelis Technologies and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Axcelis Technologies 9.10% 12.52% 8.41%
Axcelis Technologies Competitors 6.59% 12.26% 7.11%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Axcelis Technologies and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Axcelis Technologies 0 1 3 0 2.75
Axcelis Technologies Competitors 110 645 1332 51 2.62

Axcelis Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $25.60, suggesting a potential upside of 19.07%. All “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies have a potential upside of 14.56%. Given Axcelis Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Axcelis Technologies is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Axcelis Technologies has a beta of 1.08, meaning that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Axcelis Technologies’ rivals have a beta of 1.18, meaning that their average stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Axcelis Technologies and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Axcelis Technologies $324.69 million $37.37 million 23.63
Axcelis Technologies Competitors $1.98 billion $516.04 million 8.39

Axcelis Technologies’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Axcelis Technologies. Axcelis Technologies is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.


Axcelis Technologies beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Axcelis Technologies Company Profile

Axcelis Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures and services ion implantation and other processing equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips. The Company also provides aftermarket lifecycle products and services, including used tools, spare parts, equipment upgrades, maintenance services and customer training. The Company offers a complete line of high energy, high current and medium current implanters for all application requirements. The Company’s Purion XE high energy system combines its radio frequency (RF) Linac high energy, spot beam technology with the Purion platform. The Company also offers the Purion M medium current system. The Company’s Purion M systems also offer differentiation for specialty applications, such as hot silicon carbide. The Company’s Purion H high current system is extendable into ultra-low energy applications to satisfy future process requirements, including leakage current performance.

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