Intevac (IVAC) versus Its Competitors Financial Analysis

Intevac (NASDAQ: IVAC) is one of 20 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Intevac to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

Intevac has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intevac’s rivals have a beta of 1.62, indicating that their average stock price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Intevac 5.97% 8.80% 6.08%
Intevac Competitors -19.95% 10.23% 4.22%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Intevac and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Intevac $80.12 million -$7.44 million 25.16
Intevac Competitors $666.74 million $40.55 million 40.74

Intevac’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Intevac. Intevac 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 current recommendations and price targets for Intevac and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intevac 0 1 4 0 2.80
Intevac Competitors 52 321 335 10 2.42

Intevac currently has a consensus price target of $13.00, suggesting a potential upside of 66.67%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies have a potential upside of 10.31%. Given Intevac’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Intevac is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

69.7% of Intevac shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.9% of Intevac shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Intevac beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Intevac

Intevac, Inc. (Intevac) is a provider of vacuum deposition equipment for a range of thin-film applications, and digital night-vision technologies and products to the defense industry. The Company’s segments include Thin-film Equipment and Photonics. The Company designs, manufactures, markets and services capital equipment used to deposit thin films and lubricants onto substrates to produce magnetic disks that are used in hard disk drives. Its thin film equipment products include 200 Lean Disk Sputtering System, 200 Lean Etch and Deposition System, AccuLuber Disk Lubrication System, INTEVAC VERTEX System, INTEVAC MATRIX Implant System, ENERGi Implant System and INTEVAC MATRIX System. The Company’s photonic segment develops, manufactures and sells compact digital-optical products for the capture and display of low-light images.

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