Nanometrics (NASDAQ: NANO) and Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) are both technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Nanometrics and Entegris, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Nanometrics currently has a consensus target price of $31.67, indicating a potential upside of 25.31%. Entegris has a consensus target price of $27.14, indicating a potential upside of 11.24%. Given Nanometrics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Nanometrics is more favorable than Entegris.
Risk and Volatility
Nanometrics has a beta of 1.73, meaning that its stock price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Entegris has a beta of 1.47, meaning that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Nanometrics and Entegris’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Nanometrics and Entegris’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Nanometrics||$241.61 million||2.65||$41.73 million||$1.88||13.44|
|Entegris||$1.25 billion||2.77||$298.17 million||$0.84||29.05|
Entegris has higher revenue and earnings than Nanometrics. Nanometrics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Entegris, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
80.2% of Nanometrics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.2% of Entegris shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.7% of Nanometrics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of Entegris shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Nanometrics beats Entegris on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
Nanometrics Incorporated is a provider of process control metrology and inspection systems used primarily in the fabrication of semiconductors and other solid-state devices, including sensors, optoelectronic devices, high-brightness (HB) light emitting diodes (LEDs), discretes and data storages components. The Company’s automated and integrated metrology systems measure critical dimensions, device structures, topography and various thin film properties, including three-dimensional features and film thickness, as well as optical, electrical and material properties. The Company’s process control solutions are deployed throughout the fabrication process, from front-end-of-line substrate manufacturing, to production of semiconductors and other devices, to three-dimensional wafer-level packaging applications. The Company’s automated systems primarily consist of automated metrology systems that are employed in semiconductor production environments.
Entegris, Inc. is a global developer, manufacturer and supplier of microcontamination control products, specialty chemicals and materials handling solutions for manufacturing processes in the semiconductor and other high-technology industries. The Company operates in three business segments: Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials (SCEM), Advanced Materials Handling (AMH) and Microcontamination Control (MC). The SCEM segment provides process chemistries, gases, materials and delivery systems to support semiconductor and other manufacturing processes. The AMH segment develops solutions to monitor, protect, transport, and deliver critical liquid chemistries and substrates for a set of applications in the semiconductor industry and other high-technology industries. AMH offers wafer solutions, chemical containers and fluidics. MC offers solutions to purify critical liquid chemistries and gases used in semiconductor manufacturing processes and other high-technology industries.
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