Reviewing Aixtron (AIXXF) & Camtek (CAMT)

Aixtron (OTCMKTS:AIXXF) and Camtek (NASDAQ:CAMT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Aixtron and Camtek’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aixtron N/A N/A N/A
Camtek 15.21% 20.63% 15.12%

Dividends

Camtek pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Aixtron does not pay a dividend. Camtek pays out 26.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Aixtron and Camtek’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Aixtron N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Camtek $123.17 million 2.67 $18.73 million $0.52 17.48

Camtek has higher revenue and earnings than Aixtron.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Aixtron and Camtek, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aixtron 0 1 0 0 2.00
Camtek 0 0 2 0 3.00

Camtek has a consensus target price of $10.25, indicating a potential upside of 12.76%. Given Camtek’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Camtek is more favorable than Aixtron.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

24.5% of Camtek shares are held by institutional investors. 79.4% of Camtek shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Camtek beats Aixtron on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Aixtron Company Profile

AIXTRON SE, together with its subsidiaries, provides deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry worldwide. The company develops, produces, and installs equipment for the deposition of semiconductor and other complex materials; and provides process engineering, consulting, training, ongoing customer support, and after-sales services. Its technology solutions are used to build components for electronic and optoelectronic applications that are used in LED, display, data storage, data transmission, energy management, storage and conversion, communication, signaling, and lighting applications, as well as a range of other technologies. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales organization, dealers, and sales representatives. AIXTRON SE was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Herzogenrath, Germany.

Camtek Company Profile

Camtek Ltd. provides inspection and metrology solutions for the semiconductor industry in the Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe. The company provides solutions based on its advanced image processing, motion control, material handling, and optics related technologies. It designs, develops, manufactures, and markets automatic optical inspection (AOI) systems that optically inspect and measure various types of semiconductors wafers. Its AOI products include Eagle i, a system that delivers 2D inspection and metrology capabilities; Eagle AP and EagleT-AP, which use software and hardware technologies to address the advanced packaging market; and EagleT-i, an advanced inspection tool that offers optical resolution. Camtek Ltd. also provides automatic defect classification software solution, which provides automatic defect classification of color images. The company serves semiconductor manufacturers comprising outsourced semiconductor assembly and testing companies, integrated device manufacturers, and wafer level packaging subcontractors. Camtek Ltd. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Migdal Ha'emek, Israel.

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