Ultratech (UTEK) and Its Rivals Critical Comparison

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

Profitability

This table compares Ultratech and its rivals’ 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%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Ultratech and its rivals 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 10.73

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

Risk & Volatility

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Ultratech and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ultratech 0 3 0 0 2.00
Ultratech Competitors 57 493 1264 20 2.68

Ultratech currently has a consensus target price of $28.88, indicating a potential downside of 4.47%. As a group, “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies have a potential upside of 8.22%. Given Ultratech’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ultratech has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.7% of Ultratech shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.8% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.9% of Ultratech shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.7% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Ultratech rivals 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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