Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ: AEHR) is one of 28 public companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Aehr Test Systems to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Aehr Test Systems and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Aehr Test Systems||$18.90 million||-$5.65 million||-14.10|
|Aehr Test Systems Competitors||$548.18 million||$46.77 million||160.13|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
27.2% of Aehr Test Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.9% of Aehr Test Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Aehr Test Systems and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Aehr Test Systems||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Aehr Test Systems Competitors||68||442||529||11||2.46|
As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 32.03%. Given Aehr Test Systems’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Aehr Test Systems has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Risk and Volatility
Aehr Test Systems has a beta of 0.84, meaning that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aehr Test Systems’ rivals have a beta of 0.81, meaning that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Aehr Test Systems and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Aehr Test Systems||-13.92%||-23.69%||-12.00%|
|Aehr Test Systems Competitors||-8.17%||3.44%||-0.72%|
Aehr Test Systems rivals beat Aehr Test Systems on 7 of the 9 factors compared.
Aehr Test Systems Company Profile
Aehr Test Systems is engaged in the designing, manufacturing and marketing of advanced test and burn-in products to the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The Company manufactures and markets full wafer contact test systems, test during burn-in systems, test fixtures, die carriers and related accessories. The Company’s principal products are the Advanced Burn-In and Test System (ABTS), the FOX full wafer contact parallel test and burn-in systems, WaferPak full wafer contactor, the DiePak carrier and test fixtures. The Company develops, manufactures and sells systems, which are designed to reduce the cost of testing and to perform reliability screening, or burn-in, of complex logic devices, memory integrated circuits (ICs), sensors and optical devices. These systems can be used to perform parallel testing and burn-in of packaged ICs, singulated bare die or ICs still in wafer form.
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