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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Ultratech and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ultratech 0 3 0 0 2.00
Ultratech Competitors 57 489 1264 20 2.68

Ultratech presently has a consensus price target of $28.88, suggesting a potential downside of 4.47%. As a group, “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies have a potential upside of 9.02%. Given Ultratech’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ultratech has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Ultratech and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Ultratech N/A N/A 71.98
Ultratech Competitors $1.64 billion $379.05 million 10.51

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.7% of Ultratech shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.8% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.9% of Ultratech shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Ultratech has a beta of 0.34, indicating that its share price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ultratech’s peers have a beta of 1.22, indicating that their average share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Ultratech and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ultratech 5.17% 3.22% 2.83%
Ultratech Competitors 6.59% 12.25% 7.10%

Summary

Ultratech peers beat Ultratech on 10 of the 11 factors compared.

About Ultratech

Ultratech, Inc. (Ultratech) develops, manufactures and markets photolithography, laser thermal processing and inspection equipment. The Company operates through the manufacture and distribution of capital equipment to manufacturers of integrated circuits and nanotechnology components segment. The Company serves manufacturers of semiconductor devices, including packaging processes and various nanotechnology components such as laser diodes, high-brightness light emitting diodes (HBLEDs) and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), as well as atomic layer deposition systems (ALD) for customers located throughout the world. It has operations in North America, Europe, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and the rest of Asia. The Company supplies step-and-repeat photolithography systems based on one-to-one (1X) imaging technology to customers located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

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