Stock on Focus: Axcelis Technologies Inc. (ACLS)

Company Profile:

Axcelis Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and services ion implantation and other processing equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips worldwide. It provides offers a line of high energy, high current, and medium current implanters for all application requirements. The company also provides dry strip systems for smaller wafers. In addition, it offers extensive aftermarket lifecycle products and services, including used tools, spare parts, equipment upgrades, maintenance services, and customer training. The company sells its equipment and services to semiconductor chip manufacturers through direct sales force. Axcelis Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Recent News:

On Jan. 12, 2016, Axcelis Technologies, Inc. announced that it was updating guidance for the fourth quarter of 2015. The Company now expects fourth quarter revenue of approximately $70 million, gross margins in the low 30% range and operating profit of approximately $2 million.

for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, Axcelis Technologies, Inc. reported revenues of USD 79.32 million, net Earnings of USD 6.10 million, and earnings per Share (EPS) of USD 0.05.

Mary Puma (Insider Trades), CEO, president and chairman of Axcelis Technologies Inc., bought 40,000 shares of the company on Nov. 9. The average price per share was $2.36 for a total transaction cost of $94,400.

 

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.

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Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.

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Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.

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Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.

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Conclusion:

ACLS’s strengths can be seen in its better efficiency. Its revenue and net income have increased over several years. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish cross in MACD and Stochastic Oscillator. RSI is increasing to 56.23. The current P/BV ratio indicates it is undervalued compared to the average P/BV ratio of the industry and the sector. We rate Cablevision SAxcelis Technologies Inc. (ACLS) a Strong BUY.

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