ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The semiconductor company reported $1.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.89, Morningstar.com reports. ASML had a net margin of 23.66% and a return on equity of 22.92%. The company had revenue of $2.23 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.10 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.26 EPS. The business’s revenue was down 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year.
Shares of ASML stock traded up $1.56 during trading on Thursday, hitting $204.92. 18,266 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 752,980. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 1.87 and a current ratio of 2.78. The stock has a market cap of $85.67 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.57, a P/E/G ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 1.14. ASML has a twelve month low of $144.50 and a twelve month high of $221.66.
The business also recently declared an annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 8th. Investors of record on Monday, April 29th will be issued a dividend of $2.3856 per share. This is a boost from ASML’s previous annual dividend of $1.72. This represents a dividend yield of 1%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, April 26th. ASML’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 20.06%.
ASML has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of ASML from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 1st. Liberum Capital upgraded shares of ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 4th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a report on Monday, February 25th. Goldman Sachs Group cut shares of ASML from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of ASML from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, March 30th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. ASML has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $201.80.
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ASML Company Profile
ASML Holding N.V. develops, produces, markets, sells, and services advanced semiconductor equipment systems consisting of lithography related systems primarily in the Netherlands, the United States, and Asia. It sells Holistic Lithography solutions, which integrate its three categories of products, including DUV lithography, EUV lithography, and Applications.
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