PDF Solutions (PDFS) and Its Peers Head to Head Survey

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for PDF Solutions and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PDF Solutions 0 2 1 0 2.33
PDF Solutions Competitors 110 650 1336 51 2.62

PDF Solutions currently has a consensus target price of $23.33, indicating a potential upside of 53.71%. As a group, “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies have a potential upside of 10.07%. Given PDF Solutions’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe PDF Solutions is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

PDF Solutions has a beta of 1.43, suggesting that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PDF Solutions’ peers have a beta of 1.18, suggesting that their average stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares PDF Solutions and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PDF Solutions 5.29% 2.78% 2.49%
PDF Solutions Competitors 6.59% 12.25% 7.10%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.5% of PDF Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.9% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.2% of PDF Solutions shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PDF Solutions and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
PDF Solutions $104.27 million $9.44 million 84.33
PDF Solutions Competitors $1.64 billion $379.05 million 8.69

PDF Solutions’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than PDF Solutions. PDF Solutions is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

PDF Solutions peers beat PDF Solutions on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

PDF Solutions Company Profile

PDF Solutions, Inc. is a provider of infrastructure technologies and services for integrated circuits (IC). The Company’s technologies and services focus on the IC manufacturing process life cycle. It operates in the segment of licensing and implementation of yield improvement solutions for integrated circuit manufacturers. The Company’s solutions combine software, test chips, an electrical wafer test system, methodologies and professional services. The Company has developed solutions for yield simulation, analysis, loss detection, and improvement. Its characterization vehicle infrastructure (CVi) enables customers to electrically characterize the manufacturing process, and establish fail-rate information needed to calibrate manufacturing yield models and prioritize yield improvement activities. Its Exensio YieldAware solution combines software and services to enable customers to collect and combine product test data and equipment signals during production.

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