Head-To-Head Survey: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (CCMP) versus The Competition

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (NASDAQ: CCMP) is one of 101 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Cabot Microelectronics Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cabot Microelectronics Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation $507.18 million $86.95 million 29.31
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Competitors $4.28 billion $522.04 million 46.54

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Cabot Microelectronics Corporation. Cabot Microelectronics Corporation 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.

Volatility & Risk

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation has a beta of 1.43, indicating that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cabot Microelectronics Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.01, indicating that their average stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Cabot Microelectronics Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation 0 1 4 0 2.80
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Competitors 926 4739 8656 361 2.58

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $95.67, indicating a potential downside of 3.45%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 8.68%. Given Cabot Microelectronics Corporation’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Cabot Microelectronics Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Cabot Microelectronics Corporation pays out 23.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 55.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

89.2% of Cabot Microelectronics Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.5% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.5% of Cabot Microelectronics Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.8% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Cabot Microelectronics Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation 17.10% 16.27% 11.56%
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Competitors -46.01% 0.91% 0.94%

Summary

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Cabot Microelectronics Corporation

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation supplies polishing slurries and pads used in the manufacture of integrated circuit (IC) devices within the semiconductor industry, in a process called chemical mechanical planarization (CMP). The Company is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of CMP consumables. The Company develops, produces and sells CMP slurries for polishing conducting and insulating materials used in IC devices, and also for polishing the disk substrates and magnetic heads used in hard disk drives. It also develops, manufactures and sells CMP polishing pads, which are used in conjunction with slurries in the CMP process. The Company also pursues other surface modification applications through its engineered surface finishes (ESF) business. The Company offers CMP polishing pads, under the Epic and NexPlanar brand names, for a range of applications and technology nodes.

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