Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ: AEHR) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Aehr Test Systems to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Aehr Test Systems and its competitors 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||-11.90|
|Aehr Test Systems Competitors||$580.33 million||$58.28 million||105.87|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Aehr Test Systems and its competitors, 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||74||445||537||11||2.45|
As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 16.49%. Given Aehr Test Systems’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Aehr Test Systems has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Volatility and Risk
Aehr Test Systems has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aehr Test Systems’ competitors have a beta of 0.79, suggesting that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
26.8% of Aehr Test Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.9% of Aehr Test Systems shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Aehr Test Systems and its competitors’ 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||-8.81%||2.66%||-1.22%|
Aehr Test Systems competitors beat Aehr Test Systems on 9 of the 10 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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