Ultra Clean Holdings (UCTT) versus Its Peers Head to Head Comparison

Ultra Clean Holdings (NASDAQ: UCTT) is one of 21 public companies in the “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Ultra Clean Holdings to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ultra Clean Holdings and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Ultra Clean Holdings $753.55 million $74.66 million 13.57
Ultra Clean Holdings Competitors $1.69 billion $401.41 million 22.48

Ultra Clean Holdings’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Ultra Clean Holdings. Ultra Clean Holdings 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 Ultra Clean Holdings and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ultra Clean Holdings 7.55% 30.08% 16.80%
Ultra Clean Holdings Competitors 6.98% 12.79% 7.49%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

76.2% of Ultra Clean Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.5% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of Ultra Clean Holdings shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.7% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Ultra Clean Holdings has a beta of 1.3, suggesting that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ultra Clean Holdings’ rivals have a beta of 1.21, suggesting that their average stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Ultra Clean Holdings and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ultra Clean Holdings 0 2 4 0 2.67
Ultra Clean Holdings Competitors 60 512 1295 22 2.68

Ultra Clean Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $31.00, suggesting a potential upside of 21.47%. As a group, “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies have a potential upside of 4.56%. Given Ultra Clean Holdings’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Ultra Clean Holdings is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Ultra Clean Holdings rivals beat Ultra Clean Holdings on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Ultra Clean Holdings Company Profile

Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. is engaged in the design, engineering and manufacture of production tools, modules and subsystems the semiconductor capital equipment industry. The Company’s products include precision robotic solutions; gas delivery systems; a range of industrial and automation production equipment products; subsystems that includes wafer cleaning sub-systems, chemical delivery modules, top-plate assemblies, frame assemblies, and process modules. The Company offers its products for the semiconductor capital equipment and equipment industry segments. It also sells to the consumer, medical, energy, industrial, flat panel and research equipment industries. The Company is focused on providing specialized engineering and manufacturing solutions for these applications. It provides its original equipment manufacturing (OEM) customers an outsourced solution for the development, design, component sourcing, prototyping, engineering, manufacturing and testing of various systems.

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