Analyzing Nova Measuring Instruments (NASDAQ:NVMI) and The Competition

Nova Measuring Instruments (NASDAQ: NVMI) is one of 104 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Nova Measuring Instruments to related companies based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Nova Measuring Instruments and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Nova Measuring Instruments $163.90 million $9.64 million 16.84
Nova Measuring Instruments Competitors $4.28 billion $522.04 million 45.19

Nova Measuring Instruments’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Nova Measuring Instruments. Nova Measuring Instruments is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Nova Measuring Instruments and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nova Measuring Instruments 0 0 3 0 3.00
Nova Measuring Instruments Competitors 926 4778 8754 364 2.58

Nova Measuring Instruments currently has a consensus price target of $28.67, indicating a potential upside of 3.15%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 9.12%. Given Nova Measuring Instruments’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Nova Measuring Instruments has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Nova Measuring Instruments and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nova Measuring Instruments 21.68% 26.14% 20.86%
Nova Measuring Instruments Competitors -46.32% 1.69% 1.37%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

39.9% of Nova Measuring Instruments shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Nova Measuring Instruments shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Nova Measuring Instruments has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nova Measuring Instruments’ rivals have a beta of 1.02, suggesting that their average stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Nova Measuring Instruments rivals beat Nova Measuring Instruments on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Nova Measuring Instruments Company Profile

Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. provides metrology solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The Company offers in-line Optical and x-ray stand-alone metrology systems, as well as integrated optical metrology systems, which are attached directly to wafer fabrication process equipment. Its metrology systems measure various film thickness and composition properties, as well as critical-dimension (CD) variables during various front-end and back-end of line steps in the semiconductor wafer fabrication process. Its product portfolio includes a set of in-situ, integrated and stand-alone metrology platforms suited for dimensional, films and material metrology measurements for process control across multiple semiconductor manufacturing process steps. Its products include NovaScan 2040, NovaScan 3090Next, Nova i500, Nova T500, Nova T600, Nova V2600 TSV metrology system, NovaMars, Nova Hybrid Metrology solution, Nova Fleet Management, VeraFlex II, VeraFlex III XF and QED.

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