Amtech Systems (NASDAQ: ASYS) is one of 18 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Amtech Systems to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk, profitability and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Amtech Systems $152.25 million $4.90 million 110.42
Amtech Systems Competitors $696.10 million $107.92 million 50.37

Amtech Systems’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Amtech Systems. Amtech Systems 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.

Profitability

This table compares Amtech Systems and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amtech Systems 1.00% 2.34% 1.18%
Amtech Systems Competitors -24.03% 10.44% 4.26%

Volatility & Risk

Amtech Systems has a beta of 2.11, suggesting that its share price is 111% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amtech Systems’ rivals have a beta of 1.52, suggesting that their average share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

50.0% of Amtech Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are held by institutional investors. 34.6% of Amtech Systems shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Amtech Systems and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amtech Systems 0 0 3 0 3.00
Amtech Systems Competitors 44 291 292 8 2.42

Amtech Systems presently has a consensus price target of $12.50, indicating a potential downside of 5.66%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies have a potential upside of 6.74%. Given Amtech Systems’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Amtech Systems has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Amtech Systems rivals beat Amtech Systems on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Amtech Systems

Amtech Systems, Inc. is engaged in the manufacture of capital equipment, including thermal processing, silicon wafer handling automation and related consumables used in fabricating solar cells, Light Emitting Diode (LED) and semiconductor devices. The Company operates through three business segments: solar, semiconductor and polishing. The solar segment supplies thermal processing systems, including diffusion; plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD); atomic layer deposition (ALD), and related automation, parts and services to the solar/photovoltaic industry. The semiconductor segment supplies thermal processing equipment, including solder reflow equipment and related controls for use by the semiconductor manufacturers and in electronics assembly for automotive and other industries. The polishing supplies segment produces consumables and machinery for lapping (fine abrading) and polishing of materials, such as sapphire substrates and optical components.

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