ACM Research (ACMR) versus The Competition Head-To-Head Comparison

ACM Research (NASDAQ: ACMR) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare ACM Research to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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6.8% of ACM Research shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.2% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.1% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ACM Research and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
ACM Research $36.51 million -$310,000.00 62.11
ACM Research Competitors $2.33 billion $290.74 million -14.92

ACM Research’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than ACM Research. ACM Research is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for ACM Research and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ACM Research 0 0 3 0 3.00
ACM Research Competitors 100 402 820 25 2.57

ACM Research currently has a consensus target price of $14.33, suggesting a potential upside of 21.47%. As a group, “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 21.97%. Given ACM Research’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe ACM Research has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ACM Research N/A N/A N/A
ACM Research Competitors -12.22% 4.58% -0.77%


ACM Research rivals beat ACM Research on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About ACM Research

Acm Research, Inc. develops, manufactures and sells single-wafer wet cleaning equipment, which semiconductor manufacturers uses in manufacturing steps to remove particles, contaminants and other random defects in fabricating integrated circuits, or chips. The Company’s Ultra C equipment is designed to remove random defects from a wafer surface, even at an advanced process node (the minimum line width on a chip) of 22 nanometers (nm) or less. Its equipment is based on its Space Alternated Phase Shift (SAPS) and Timely Energized Bubble Oscillation (TEBO) technologies. Its SAPS technology uses alternating phases of megasonic waves to deliver megasonic energy to flat and patterned wafer surfaces in a uniform manner on a microscopic level. Its TEBO technology provides cleaning for both conventional two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) patterned wafers at advanced process nodes.

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