Contrasting Ultra Clean Holdings (UCTT) & Its Competitors
Ultra Clean Holdings (NASDAQ: UCTT) is one of 21 public companies in the “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Ultra Clean Holdings to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk and dividends.
This table compares Ultra Clean Holdings and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Ultra Clean Holdings||7.55%||30.08%||16.80%|
|Ultra Clean Holdings Competitors||6.98%||12.79%||7.49%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
76.2% of Ultra Clean Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.5% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of Ultra Clean Holdings 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, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Ultra Clean Holdings and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ultra Clean Holdings||$753.55 million||$74.66 million||13.57|
|Ultra Clean Holdings Competitors||$1.69 billion||$401.41 million||22.48|
Ultra Clean Holdings’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Ultra Clean Holdings. Ultra Clean Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Ultra Clean Holdings and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Ultra Clean Holdings||0||2||4||0||2.67|
|Ultra Clean Holdings Competitors||60||515||1296||22||2.68|
Ultra Clean Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $31.00, suggesting a potential upside of 21.47%. As a group, “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies have a potential upside of 4.56%. Given Ultra Clean Holdings’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Ultra Clean Holdings is more favorable than its peers.
Volatility and Risk
Ultra Clean Holdings has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ultra Clean Holdings’ peers have a beta of 1.19, meaning that their average share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Ultra Clean Holdings peers beat Ultra Clean Holdings on 9 of the 13 factors compared.
Ultra Clean Holdings Company Profile
Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. is engaged in the design, engineering and manufacture of production tools, modules and subsystems the semiconductor capital equipment industry. The Company’s products include precision robotic solutions; gas delivery systems; a range of industrial and automation production equipment products; subsystems that includes wafer cleaning sub-systems, chemical delivery modules, top-plate assemblies, frame assemblies, and process modules. The Company offers its products for the semiconductor capital equipment and equipment industry segments. It also sells to the consumer, medical, energy, industrial, flat panel and research equipment industries. The Company is focused on providing specialized engineering and manufacturing solutions for these applications. It provides its original equipment manufacturing (OEM) customers an outsourced solution for the development, design, component sourcing, prototyping, engineering, manufacturing and testing of various systems.
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