Analyzing Mattson Technology (MTSN) and Its Peers

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

Volatility and Risk

Mattson Technology has a beta of 2.33, suggesting that its stock price is 133% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mattson Technology’s rivals have a beta of 1.26, suggesting that their average stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Mattson Technology and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mattson Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A
Mattson Technology Competitors 65 530 1328 23 2.67

As a group, “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies have a potential upside of 12.90%. Given Mattson Technology’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Mattson Technology has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Mattson Technology and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mattson Technology -13.95% -18.69% -13.50%
Mattson Technology Competitors 8.00% 13.43% 8.01%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mattson Technology and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Mattson Technology N/A N/A 27.69
Mattson Technology Competitors $1.86 billion $242.27 million -8.24

Mattson Technology’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Mattson Technology. Mattson Technology 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.5% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.7% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are held by 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

Mattson Technology rivals beat Mattson Technology on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Mattson Technology Company Profile

Mattson Technology, Inc. is a United States-based company, which provides a global semiconductor wafer processing equipment. The Company is engaged in designing, manufacturing, marketing and supporting semiconductor wafer processing equipment, which uses in the fabrication of integrated circuits. It operates in four product sectors: dry strip, etch, conventional rapid thermal processing and millisecond anneal. It is a supplier of dry strip and rapid thermal processing (RTP) equipment for processing to semiconductor manufactures across the world for the fabrication of various devices. It offers its technology to provide capital equipment that deliver processing capability for integrated circuit fabrication to its customers. Its product support offerings include product specific upgrade kits, labor and parts, labor bank program and process engineering services. Its designing and manufacturing centers are located in the United States, Canada and Germany.

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