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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.6% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.7% 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 company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mattson Technology -13.95% -18.69% -13.50%
Mattson Technology Competitors 7.85% 12.81% 7.58%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Mattson Technology N/A N/A 27.69
Mattson Technology Competitors $1.87 billion $244.01 million -11.73

Mattson Technology’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Mattson Technology. Mattson Technology 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Mattson Technology and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mattson Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A
Mattson Technology Competitors 63 528 1322 23 2.67

As a group, “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies have a potential upside of 10.49%. Given Mattson Technology’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Mattson Technology has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

Mattson Technology has a beta of 2.33, indicating that its stock price is 133% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mattson Technology’s peers have a beta of 1.31, indicating that their average stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Mattson Technology peers beat Mattson Technology on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Mattson Technology Company Profile

Mattson Technology, Inc. is a United States-based company, which provides a global semiconductor wafer processing equipment. The Company is engaged in designing, manufacturing, marketing and supporting semiconductor wafer processing equipment, which uses in the fabrication of integrated circuits. It operates in four product sectors: dry strip, etch, conventional rapid thermal processing and millisecond anneal. It is a supplier of dry strip and rapid thermal processing (RTP) equipment for processing to semiconductor manufactures across the world for the fabrication of various devices. It offers its technology to provide capital equipment that deliver processing capability for integrated circuit fabrication to its customers. Its product support offerings include product specific upgrade kits, labor and parts, labor bank program and process engineering services. Its designing and manufacturing centers are located in the United States, Canada and Germany.

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