Analyzing Aehr Test Systems (AEHR) and Its Rivals

Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ: AEHR) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Aehr Test Systems to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Aehr Test Systems and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aehr Test Systems -13.92% -26.85% -12.73%
Aehr Test Systems Competitors -8.14% 3.67% -0.54%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Aehr Test Systems and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aehr Test Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
Aehr Test Systems Competitors 63 436 525 11 2.47

As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 28.78%. Given Aehr Test Systems’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Aehr Test Systems has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

27.2% of Aehr Test Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.9% of Aehr Test Systems shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Aehr Test Systems has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aehr Test Systems’ competitors have a beta of 0.81, suggesting that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Aehr Test Systems and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Aehr Test Systems $18.90 million -$5.65 million -14.30
Aehr Test Systems Competitors $548.18 million $46.77 million 146.03

Aehr Test Systems’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Aehr Test Systems. Aehr Test Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Aehr Test Systems competitors beat Aehr Test Systems on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

Aehr Test Systems Company Profile

Aehr Test Systems is engaged in the designing, manufacturing and marketing of advanced test and burn-in products to the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The Company manufactures and markets full wafer contact test systems, test during burn-in systems, test fixtures, die carriers and related accessories. The Company’s principal products are the Advanced Burn-In and Test System (ABTS), the FOX full wafer contact parallel test and burn-in systems, WaferPak full wafer contactor, the DiePak carrier and test fixtures. The Company develops, manufactures and sells systems, which are designed to reduce the cost of testing and to perform reliability screening, or burn-in, of complex logic devices, memory integrated circuits (ICs), sensors and optical devices. These systems can be used to perform parallel testing and burn-in of packaged ICs, singulated bare die or ICs still in wafer form.

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