Financial Review: Amkor Technology (AMKR) and Its Peers

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

Volatility and Risk

Amkor Technology has a beta of 2.66, indicating that its share price is 166% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amkor Technology’s rivals have a beta of 1.22, indicating that their average share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Amkor Technology and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amkor Technology 6.63% 12.95% 4.35%
Amkor Technology Competitors 6.74% 12.76% 7.42%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Amkor Technology and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Amkor Technology $4.01 billion $866.26 million 9.81
Amkor Technology Competitors $2.04 billion $540.97 million 10.76

Amkor Technology has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Amkor Technology 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 Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Amkor Technology and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amkor Technology 0 1 0 0 2.00
Amkor Technology Competitors 58 507 1290 22 2.68

Amkor Technology presently has a consensus price target of $10.50, suggesting a potential downside of 3.58%. As a group, “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies have a potential upside of 5.95%. Given Amkor Technology’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Amkor Technology has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

38.6% of Amkor Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.4% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 58.1% of Amkor Technology shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Amkor Technology rivals beat Amkor Technology on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

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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