Head-To-Head Contrast: Cabot Microelectronics (CCMP) vs. The Competition

Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ: CCMP) is one of 104 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Cabot Microelectronics to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Cabot Microelectronics has a beta of 1.43, indicating that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cabot Microelectronics’ rivals have a beta of 1.00, indicating that their average stock price is 0% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Cabot Microelectronics and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cabot Microelectronics 0 1 4 0 2.80
Cabot Microelectronics Competitors 933 4802 8807 365 2.58

Cabot Microelectronics presently has a consensus price target of $95.67, suggesting a potential downside of 5.93%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 0.52%. Given Cabot Microelectronics’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cabot Microelectronics has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cabot Microelectronics and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Cabot Microelectronics $507.18 million $86.95 million 30.00
Cabot Microelectronics Competitors $4.31 billion $522.04 million 32.75

Cabot Microelectronics’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Cabot Microelectronics. Cabot Microelectronics 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.

Profitability

This table compares Cabot Microelectronics and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cabot Microelectronics 17.10% 16.27% 11.56%
Cabot Microelectronics Competitors -44.53% 1.36% 1.36%

Dividends

Cabot Microelectronics pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Cabot Microelectronics pays out 23.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 57.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.3% of Cabot Microelectronics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.1% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.5% of Cabot Microelectronics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.8% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Cabot Microelectronics beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Cabot Microelectronics

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation supplies polishing slurries and pads used in the manufacture of integrated circuit (IC) devices within the semiconductor industry, in a process called chemical mechanical planarization (CMP). The Company is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of CMP consumables. The Company develops, produces and sells CMP slurries for polishing conducting and insulating materials used in IC devices, and also for polishing the disk substrates and magnetic heads used in hard disk drives. It also develops, manufactures and sells CMP polishing pads, which are used in conjunction with slurries in the CMP process. The Company also pursues other surface modification applications through its engineered surface finishes (ESF) business. The Company offers CMP polishing pads, under the Epic and NexPlanar brand names, for a range of applications and technology nodes.

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