Camtek (NASDAQ: CAMT) and Amkor Technology (NASDAQ:AMKR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
18.3% of Camtek shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.7% of Amkor Technology shares are held by institutional investors. 79.4% of Camtek shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 58.1% of Amkor Technology shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk & Volatility
Camtek has a beta of 0.98, suggesting that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amkor Technology has a beta of 2.59, suggesting that its share price is 159% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Camtek and Amkor Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Camtek and Amkor Technology, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Camtek presently has a consensus target price of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 41.99%. Amkor Technology has a consensus target price of $10.50, indicating a potential upside of 6.92%. Given Camtek’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Camtek is more favorable than Amkor Technology.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Camtek and Amkor Technology’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Camtek||$116.68 million||1.50||$13.85 million||$0.08||61.63|
|Amkor Technology||$4.01 billion||0.59||$866.26 million||$1.11||8.85|
Amkor Technology has higher revenue and earnings than Camtek. Amkor Technology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Camtek, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Camtek beats Amkor Technology on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Camtek Ltd. provides automated and technological solutions for production processes and products yield, enabling and supporting customers’ technologies in the semiconductor fabrication and printed circuit board (PCB) industries. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets products mainly based on two core technologies: automated optical inspection (AOI) and functional ink technology (FIT). The Company’s AOI systems are computerized systems that optically inspect various types of electronic product components for defects caused during the manufacturing process. Its AOI systems are used for both production processes and for manufacturers in the semiconductor fabrication industry, as well as the printed circuit board industry. The Company’s AOI products incorporate image processing software and algorithms, as well as electro-optics and precision mechanics. In addition, the Company’s AOI systems use technology to handle a range of inspection and verification needs.
About Amkor Technology
Amkor Technology, Inc. is a provider of outsourced semiconductor packaging and test services. The Company’s packaging and test services are designed to meet application and chip specific requirements, including the type of interconnect technology; size, thickness and electrical, and mechanical and thermal performance. It provides packaging and test services, including semiconductor wafer bump, wafer probe, wafer backgrind, package design, packaging, system-level, and final test and drop shipment services. The Company provides its services to integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), fabless semiconductor companies and contract foundries. IDMs design, manufacture, package and test semiconductors in their own facilities. The Company offers a range of advanced and mainstream packaging and test services. The Company’s mainstream packages include leadframe packages, substrate-based wirebond packages and micro-electro-mechanical systems packages.
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