Head to Head Contrast: Kulicke and Soffa Industries (KLIC) vs. Its Rivals

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

Profitability

This table compares Kulicke and Soffa Industries and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kulicke and Soffa Industries 11.61% 11.88% 9.53%
Kulicke and Soffa Industries Competitors 6.59% 12.25% 7.10%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.9% of Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.8% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Kulicke and Soffa Industries has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kulicke and Soffa Industries’ rivals have a beta of 1.22, meaning that their average stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Kulicke and Soffa Industries and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Kulicke and Soffa Industries $738.99 million $125.75 million 18.30
Kulicke and Soffa Industries Competitors $1.99 billion $520.97 million 10.98

Kulicke and Soffa Industries’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Kulicke and Soffa Industries. Kulicke and Soffa Industries 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Kulicke and Soffa Industries and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kulicke and Soffa Industries 0 1 1 0 2.50
Kulicke and Soffa Industries Competitors 57 495 1266 20 2.68

Kulicke and Soffa Industries currently has a consensus price target of $31.00, suggesting a potential upside of 41.17%. As a group, “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies have a potential upside of 5.37%. Given Kulicke and Soffa Industries’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Kulicke and Soffa Industries is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Kulicke and Soffa Industries rivals beat Kulicke and Soffa Industries on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Kulicke and Soffa Industries

Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells capital equipment and expendable tools, as well as services, maintains, repairs and upgrades equipment, all used to assemble semiconductor devices. The Company supplies a range of bonding equipment. The Company operates through two segments: Equipment and Expendable Tools. The Equipment segment manufactures and sells a line of ball bonders, wedge bonders, advanced packaging and surface mount technology solutions. The Expendable Tools segment manufactures and sells expendable tools for a range of semiconductor packaging applications. It offers capital equipment and expendable tools used to assemble semiconductor devices, including integrated circuits, high and low powered discrete devices, light-emitting diodes and power modules. Its customers primarily consist of semiconductor device manufacturers, outsourced semiconductor assembly and test providers, other electronics manufacturers and automotive electronics suppliers.

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