Cascade Microtech (NASDAQ: CSCD) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Cascade Microtech to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cascade Microtech and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cascade Microtech N/A N/A 30.36
Cascade Microtech Competitors $533.28 million $58.26 million 141.23

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

58.3% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cascade Microtech 5.72% 7.19% 5.97%
Cascade Microtech Competitors -5.50% 2.37% -1.13%

Risk and Volatility

Cascade Microtech has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cascade Microtech’s rivals have a beta of 0.80, indicating that their average share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Cascade Microtech and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cascade Microtech 0 0 1 0 3.00
Cascade Microtech Competitors 55 415 513 11 2.48

Cascade Microtech currently has a consensus target price of $15.50, suggesting a potential downside of 29.09%. As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 30.94%. Given Cascade Microtech’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Cascade Microtech is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Cascade Microtech beats its rivals on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

About Cascade Microtech

Cascade Microtech, Inc. is a designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of wafer probing, thermal and reliability solutions for the electrical measurement and testing of semiconductor devices. The Company operates in two business segments: Systems and Probes. The Systems business segment is engaged in the sale of probe stations, thermal subsystems and reliability test systems. The Probes segment is engaged in the sale of analytical probes and production probe cards. The Company designs, manufactures and sells multiple product lines, including probe stations, thermal subsystems, reliability test systems, analytical probes, production probe cards, and various services and accessories. Probing systems are used in the development of semiconductor processes and designs. The 1164 Reliability Test System is a modular and scalable test platform that can be used in a range of reliability test applications.

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