Stock in Focus: MKS Instruments Inc. (MKSI)

Company Profile:

MKS Instruments, Inc. is a global provider of instruments, systems, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power and control critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity for customers. MKS Instruments, Inc. was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts.

Recent News:

On Feb. 9, 2021, the company announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share, payable on March 5, 2021 to shareholders of record as of February 22, 2021.

The company reported net revenues in the fourth quarter of 2020 were $660 million, an increase of 12% from $590 million in the third quarter of 2020, and an increase of 32% from $500 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. Net income in the fourth quarter of 2020 was $116 million, or $2.08 per diluted share, compared to net income of $92 million, or $1.66 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2020, and $43 million, or $0.77 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Based on current business levels, the Company expects revenue in the first quarter of 2021 of $650 million, plus or minus $25 million, GAAP net income per diluted share of $1.91, plus or minus $0.20 and Non-GAAP net earnings per diluted share of $2.16, plus or minus $0.20.

 

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:

MKSI’s strengths can be seen in its strong growth, better profitability and better efficiency compared with its peers. Its reveune has increased over recently several years. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in Stochastic oscillator, the MACD is trying to cross back up and the RSI stands at 53.51 with positive bias. We rate MKS Instruments Inc. (MKSI) a STRONG BUY.

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