Contrasting W�rtsil� (WRTBY) and Axcelis Technologies (ACLS)

W�rtsil� (OTCMKTS: WRTBY) and Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

89.1% of Axcelis Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.3% of Axcelis Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

W�rtsil� has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Axcelis Technologies has a beta of 1.02, suggesting that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for W�rtsil� and Axcelis Technologies, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
W�rtsil� 0 0 0 0 N/A
Axcelis Technologies 0 1 4 0 2.80

Axcelis Technologies has a consensus price target of $31.80, suggesting a potential upside of 30.06%. Given Axcelis Technologies’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Axcelis Technologies is more favorable than W�rtsil�.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares W�rtsil� and Axcelis Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
W�rtsil� $5.56 billion 3.19 $433.78 million $0.15 40.00
Axcelis Technologies $410.56 million 1.91 $126.95 million $1.48 16.52

W�rtsil� has higher revenue and earnings than Axcelis Technologies. Axcelis Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than W�rtsil�, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares W�rtsil� and Axcelis Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
W�rtsil� 7.88% 18.16% 7.40%
Axcelis Technologies 30.92% 18.64% 12.79%


W�rtsil� pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Axcelis Technologies does not pay a dividend. W�rtsil� pays out 100.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.


Axcelis Technologies beats W�rtsil� on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About W�rtsil�

Wärtsilä Oyj Abp provides technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets worldwide. The company offers gas, multi-fuel, and liquid fuel power plants; and seals, bearings, and related equipment for the hydropower and tidal, and a range of industrial sectors. It also provides ballast water management systems; seismic, rig tensioning, CNG, and high pressure air and gas compressors; communication, and safety and security systems; and automation, dredge control and monitoring, integrated bridge control, and measurement and control technologies. It also provides electric propulsion and drives; power generation and distribution systems; navigation, automation, and communication systems; dynamic positioning, safety, and security solutions; and entertainment systems. In addition, the company offers dual fuel, diesel, and low-speed engines, as well as generating sets and auxiliary systems; architectural lighting, audio, broadcast, digital signage, dynamic lighting, and LED display systems; exhaust gas cleaning systems; single stage desalination systems and multi stage flash evaporators; and gas cargo handling, gas recovery, LNG, fuel gas handling, and tank control systems. Further, it provides inert gas systems; hybrid and integrated solutions; gears, propellers, propulsion control systems, rudders, thrusters, and waterjets; shaft generator and shore connection systems; centrifugal, deepwell, firefight, seawater lift, and gas fuel pumps, as well as pump room systems and valves; sonars and naval acoustics; and wet and dry products, as well as designs ferry, fishing, merchant, offshore, tug, and other vessels. Additionally, the company offers electrical and automation, 2 and 4-stroke engine, environmental, seal and bearing, hydro and tidal, industrial, propulsion, and other services. It serves merchant, offshore, cruise and ferry, special vessel, and navy segments. The company was founded in 1834 and is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

About Axcelis Technologies

Axcelis Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and services ion implantation and other processing equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips worldwide. The company offers a line of high energy, high current, and medium current implanters for various application requirements. It also provides dry strip equipment, curing systems, and thermal processing systems. In addition, the company offers aftermarket lifecycle products and services, including used tools, spare parts, equipment upgrades, maintenance services, and customer training. It sells its equipment and services to semiconductor chip manufacturers through its direct sales force. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts.

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