Nanometrics (NASDAQ:NANO) is scheduled to issue its quarterly earnings data after the market closes on Tuesday, May 1st. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.44 per share for the quarter. Nanometrics has set its Q1 guidance at $0.38-$0.50 EPS.
Nanometrics (NASDAQ:NANO) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The semiconductor company reported $0.53 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.47 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $78.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $76.95 million. Nanometrics had a return on equity of 12.05% and a net margin of 11.68%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 32.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.33 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect Nanometrics to post $2 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2 EPS for the next fiscal year.
NANO opened at $26.01 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $600.09, a PE ratio of 21.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.26 and a beta of 1.51. Nanometrics has a one year low of $22.08 and a one year high of $32.42.
NANO has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Nanometrics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. BidaskClub raised Nanometrics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 21st. Finally, Benchmark reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 target price (down previously from $34.00) on shares of Nanometrics in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th.
In related news, Director Bruce C. Rhine sold 3,333 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.76, for a total value of $89,191.08. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 738,494 shares in the company, valued at $19,762,099.44. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Timothy J. Stultz sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.48, for a total value of $529,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 352,087 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,323,263.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 85,001 shares of company stock valued at $2,331,551 in the last quarter. 6.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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Nanometrics Incorporated provides process control metrology and inspection systems for use primarily in the fabrication of semiconductors and other solid-state devices worldwide. It offers automated metrology systems that provide optical critical dimension, thin film metrology, and wafer stress for transistor and interconnect metrology applications; and integrated metrology systems that are installed onto wafer processing equipment to provide near real-time measurements.
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