Camtek (NASDAQ: CAMT) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Camtek to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Camtek and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Camtek 0 1 1 0 2.50
Camtek Competitors 110 650 1336 51 2.62

Camtek currently has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 37.52%. As a group, “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies have a potential upside of 10.74%. Given Camtek’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Camtek is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Camtek $116.68 million $13.85 million 63.63
Camtek Competitors $1.64 billion $379.05 million 8.69

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

18.3% of Camtek shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.9% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 79.4% of Camtek 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Camtek 2.56% 15.32% 10.10%
Camtek Competitors 6.59% 12.25% 7.10%

Volatility & Risk

Camtek has a beta of 0.98, suggesting that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Camtek’s rivals have a beta of 1.18, suggesting that their average stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Camtek rivals beat Camtek on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Camtek Company Profile

Camtek Ltd. provides automated and technological solutions for production processes and products yield, enabling and supporting customers’ technologies in the semiconductor fabrication and printed circuit board (PCB) industries. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets products mainly based on two core technologies: automated optical inspection (AOI) and functional ink technology (FIT). The Company’s AOI systems are computerized systems that optically inspect various types of electronic product components for defects caused during the manufacturing process. Its AOI systems are used for both production processes and for manufacturers in the semiconductor fabrication industry, as well as the printed circuit board industry. The Company’s AOI products incorporate image processing software and algorithms, as well as electro-optics and precision mechanics. In addition, the Company’s AOI systems use technology to handle a range of inspection and verification needs.

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