Head-To-Head Survey: Aehr Test Systems (AEHR) and Its Competitors

Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ: AEHR) is one of 28 public companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Aehr Test Systems to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Aehr Test Systems and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aehr Test Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
Aehr Test Systems Competitors 76 452 543 12 2.45

As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 14.13%. Given Aehr Test Systems’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Aehr Test Systems has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Aehr Test Systems and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Aehr Test Systems $18.90 million -$5.65 million -11.90
Aehr Test Systems Competitors $591.60 million $57.98 million 96.80

Aehr Test Systems’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Aehr Test Systems. Aehr Test Systems 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

26.8% of Aehr Test Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.8% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.9% of Aehr Test Systems shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Aehr Test Systems has a beta of 0.75, indicating that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aehr Test Systems’ rivals have a beta of 0.79, indicating that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Aehr Test Systems and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aehr Test Systems -13.92% -23.69% -12.00%
Aehr Test Systems Competitors -9.48% 2.17% -1.47%


Aehr Test Systems rivals beat Aehr Test Systems on 9 of the 10 factors compared.

Aehr Test Systems Company Profile

Aehr Test Systems is engaged in the designing, manufacturing and marketing of advanced test and burn-in products to the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The Company manufactures and markets full wafer contact test systems, test during burn-in systems, test fixtures, die carriers and related accessories. The Company’s principal products are the Advanced Burn-In and Test System (ABTS), the FOX full wafer contact parallel test and burn-in systems, WaferPak full wafer contactor, the DiePak carrier and test fixtures. The Company develops, manufactures and sells systems, which are designed to reduce the cost of testing and to perform reliability screening, or burn-in, of complex logic devices, memory integrated circuits (ICs), sensors and optical devices. These systems can be used to perform parallel testing and burn-in of packaged ICs, singulated bare die or ICs still in wafer form.

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