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Kulicke and Soffa Industries

Nasdaq:KLIC
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet and good value.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
KLIC
Nasdaq
$1B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Semiconductors
Company description

Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells capital equipment and tools to assemble semiconductor devices. The last earnings update was 27 days ago. More info.


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  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
KLIC Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-0.6%
NasdaqGS:KLIC
1.5%
US Semiconductor
-1.5%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-22.9%
NasdaqGS:KLIC
-9.9%
US Semiconductor
-4.2%
US Market
KLIC Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Kulicke and Soffa Industries (KLIC) -0.6% -7.5% -23% -22.9% 63% 46.5%
US Semiconductor 1.5% -3.9% -13% -9.9% 64% 118.6%
US Market -1.5% -5.2% -11.2% -4.2% 27.3% 35.3%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • KLIC underperformed the Semiconductor industry which returned -9.9% over the past year.
  • KLIC underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned -4.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility
KLIC
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

KLIC Value

 Is Kulicke and Soffa Industries undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Kulicke and Soffa Industries to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Kulicke and Soffa Industries.

NasdaqGS:KLIC Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 11.2%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 3%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NasdaqGS:KLIC
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 3%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 7.1%
Semiconductor Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.16
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.163 (1 + (1- 17%) (1.15%))
1.174
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.17
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.95% + (1.174 * 7.05%)
11.23%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NasdaqGS:KLIC using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Kulicke and Soffa Industries is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We use analyst's estimates of cash flows going forward 5 years for the 1st stage, the 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NasdaqGS:KLIC DCF 1st Stage: Next 5 year cash flow forecast
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) 189.60 185.70 209.60 236.57 267.01
Source Analyst x1 Analyst x1 Est @ 12.87% Est @ 12.87% Est @ 12.87%
Present Value
Discounted (@ 11.23%)
170.46 150.10 152.31 154.56 156.83
Present value of next 5 years cash flows $784.26
NasdaqGS:KLIC DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2023 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $267.01 × (1 + 2.95%) ÷ (11.23% – 2.95%)
$3,320.45
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)5
= $3,320.45 ÷ (1 + 11.23%)5
$1,950.37
NasdaqGS:KLIC Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 5 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $784.26 + $1,950.37
$2,734.63
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $2,734.63 / 67.17
$40.71
NasdaqGS:KLIC Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $40.71
Current discount Discount to share price of $19.30
= -1 x ($19.30 - $40.71) / $40.71
52.6%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Kulicke and Soffa Industries is available for.
Intrinsic value
>50%
Share price is $19.3 vs Future cash flow value of $40.71
Current Discount Checks
For Kulicke and Soffa Industries to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a substantial discount (> 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Kulicke and Soffa Industries's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Kulicke and Soffa Industries's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:KLIC PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-09-29) in USD $0.82
NasdaqGS:KLIC Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2018-12-17) in USD $19.3
United States of America Semiconductor Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 65 Publicly-Listed Semiconductor Companies 17.11x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,017 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.77x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Kulicke and Soffa Industries.

NasdaqGS:KLIC PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:KLIC Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 19.3 ÷ 0.82

23.63x

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  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Semiconductor industry average.
  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Kulicke and Soffa Industries's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:KLIC PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 23.63x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 4 Analysts
47.3%per year
United States of America Semiconductor Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 60 Publicly-Listed Semiconductor Companies 1.07x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,105 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.16x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NasdaqGS:KLIC PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 23.63x ÷ 47.3%

0.5x

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  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries is good value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Kulicke and Soffa Industries's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:KLIC PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-09-29) in USD $13.11
NasdaqGS:KLIC Share Price * NasdaqGS (2018-12-17) in USD $19.3
United States of America Semiconductor Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 104 Publicly-Listed Semiconductor Companies 2.25x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,082 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.7x
NasdaqGS:KLIC PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:KLIC Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 19.3 ÷ 13.11

1.47x

* Primary Listing of Kulicke and Soffa Industries.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries is good value based on assets compared to the US Semiconductor industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Kulicke and Soffa Industries's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Semiconductor industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Semiconductor industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Kulicke and Soffa Industries has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

KLIC Future Performance

 How is Kulicke and Soffa Industries expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
47.3%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Kulicke and Soffa Industries expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 3%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:KLIC Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqGS:KLIC Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 4 Analysts 47.3%
NasdaqGS:KLIC Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 4 Analysts 5.9%
United States of America Semiconductor Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.1%
United States of America Semiconductor Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.5%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.1%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.3%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:KLIC Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGS:KLIC Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-09-30 1,070 1
2020-09-30 927 193 163 4
2019-09-30 768 205 117 4
2018-09-30 889 216 48 3
NasdaqGS:KLIC Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-09-29 889 123 57
2018-06-30 920 162 68
2018-03-31 895 150 43
2017-12-30 873 157 39
2017-09-30 809 136 126
2017-07-01 739 102 97
2017-04-01 712 112 94
2016-12-31 668 91 66
2016-10-01 627 68 48
2016-07-02 601 74 47
2016-04-02 549 38 40
2016-01-02 538 49 43
2015-10-03 536 88 52

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries's revenue is expected to grow by 5.9% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:KLIC Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Kulicke and Soffa Industries Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:KLIC Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-09-30 3.20 3.20 3.20 1.00
2020-09-30 2.34 2.57 2.10 3.00
2019-09-30 1.45 1.70 1.09 3.00
2018-09-30 0.68 0.70 0.66 3.00
NasdaqGS:KLIC Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-09-29 0.82
2018-06-30 0.97
2018-03-31 0.61
2017-12-30 0.55
2017-09-30 1.78
2017-07-01 1.36
2017-04-01 1.32
2016-12-31 0.94
2016-10-01 0.69
2016-07-02 0.66
2016-04-02 0.55
2016-01-02 0.58
2015-10-03 0.69

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Kulicke and Soffa Industries will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Kulicke and Soffa Industries's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Kulicke and Soffa Industries has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

KLIC Past Performance

  How has Kulicke and Soffa Industries performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Kulicke and Soffa Industries's growth in the last year to its industry (Semiconductor).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years, however the most recent earnings are below average.
  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Semiconductor industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Kulicke and Soffa Industries's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Kulicke and Soffa Industries Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:KLIC Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-09-29 889.12 56.68 123.51 119.62
2018-06-30 920.19 68.27 129.52 116.58
2018-03-31 895.25 42.82 131.72 112.59
2017-12-30 873.09 39.18 129.95 108.95
2017-09-30 809.04 126.10 130.79 100.20
2017-07-01 738.99 96.55 119.04 95.29
2017-04-01 711.51 93.52 122.70 92.27
2016-12-31 668.30 65.94 127.41 89.69
2016-10-01 627.19 48.46 126.07 92.37
2016-07-02 600.52 46.61 134.05 91.49
2016-04-02 548.74 39.86 131.59 93.91
2016-01-02 537.57 42.71 130.95 94.65
2015-10-03 536.47 51.91 120.57 90.03
2015-06-27 612.03 70.07 128.32 90.91
2015-03-28 627.92 71.65 122.41 89.01
2014-12-27 596.89 72.79 116.64 85.17
2014-09-27 568.57 62.99 113.51 83.06
2014-06-28 547.44 63.26 111.10 75.65
2014-03-29 508.11 55.53 112.27 67.96
2013-12-28 500.01 53.80 110.85 60.84
2013-09-28 534.94 59.36 119.52 61.62
2013-06-29 630.50 97.11 121.54 63.61
2013-03-30 744.84 146.40 120.42 63.85
2012-12-29 785.04 155.69 123.33 67.55
2012-09-29 791.02 160.58 123.02 63.45
2012-06-30 702.23 95.24 130.66 62.90
2012-03-31 741.14 97.37 135.66 63.48
2011-12-31 801.56 120.38 142.63 64.09

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries used its assets less efficiently than the US Semiconductor industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries has significantly improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Kulicke and Soffa Industries's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Semiconductor industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Kulicke and Soffa Industries has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

KLIC Health

 How is Kulicke and Soffa Industries's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Kulicke and Soffa Industries's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Kulicke and Soffa Industries's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 65x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Kulicke and Soffa Industries Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

NasdaqGS:KLIC Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-09-29 880.21 15.19 613.63
2018-06-30 882.08 15.44 620.69
2018-03-31 879.93 16.26 628.15
2017-12-30 857.27 16.13 649.66
2017-09-30 920.03 16.07 608.41
2017-07-01 887.77 16.03 565.36
2017-04-01 854.65 15.97 574.20
2016-12-31 820.47 15.58 577.43
2016-10-01 799.52 16.70 547.91
2016-07-02 795.67 17.08 516.13
2016-04-02 762.91 17.17 481.99
2016-01-02 755.01 16.51 492.94
2015-10-03 769.25 16.48 498.61
2015-06-27 777.57 17.63 475.93
2015-03-28 800.24 18.36 528.78
2014-12-27 792.00 18.26 633.38
2014-09-27 789.24 19.10 597.09
2014-06-28 759.47 19.62 600.06
2014-03-29 730.12 19.62 596.26
2013-12-28 718.46 19.79 557.15
2013-09-28 716.67 19.40 525.04
2013-06-29 683.24 0.00 508.49
2013-03-30 661.20 0.00 498.62
2012-12-29 651.33 0.00 494.17
2012-09-29 643.67 0.00 440.24
2012-06-30 572.87 0.00 380.70
2012-03-31 502.50 108.80 426.14
2011-12-31 482.44 106.99 403.76
  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries's level of debt (1.7%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (2.7% vs 1.7% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (813.2%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries earns more interest than it pays, coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess Kulicke and Soffa Industries's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Kulicke and Soffa Industries has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

KLIC Dividends

 What is Kulicke and Soffa Industries's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
2.49%
Current annual income from Kulicke and Soffa Industries dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares you are expected to receive $50 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.52%).
  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.77%).
Upcoming dividend payment

Purchase Kulicke and Soffa Industries on or before the 'Buy Limit' to receive their next dividend payment.

Dividends are usually paid every 3 or 6 months, you can time your share purchase to take advantage of upcoming dividend payments.
Dividend payment calendar
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:KLIC Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Semiconductor Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 32 Stocks 2.5%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 1983 Stocks 2.6%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.9%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.5%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.8%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NasdaqGS:KLIC Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-09-30
2020-09-30
2019-09-30
2018-09-30
NasdaqGS:KLIC Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2018-12-12 0.480 2.424
2018-09-14 0.480 2.225
2018-06-14 0.480 1.871

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  • It is too early to tell whether Kulicke and Soffa Industries has stable dividend payments.
  • Kulicke and Soffa Industries only just started paying a dividend, it is too early to tell if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Kulicke and Soffa Industries's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are well covered by earnings (3.4x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Kulicke and Soffa Industries's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.9%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Kulicke and Soffa Industries afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Kulicke and Soffa Industries has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

KLIC Management

 What is the CEO of Kulicke and Soffa Industries's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Fusen Chen
COMPENSATION $7,180,057
AGE 59
TENURE AS CEO 2.2 years
CEO Bio

Dr. Fusen Ernie Chen, Ph.D., has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. since October 31, 2016. Dr. Chen served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Mattson Technology Inc. since February 19, 2013. Dr. Chen served as an Executive Vice President of Novellus Systems Inc. since October 3, 2005 and its Executive Vice President of Semiconductor Systems Products since October 2005. Dr. Chen served as the Chief Technology Officer of Novellus Systems Inc., from October 3, 2005 to September 2009. He served as the Senior Vice President of Asia-Pacific Operations of Novellus Systems Inc. from October 25, 2004 to 2005. He served as General Manager of Gapfill Business Unit at Novellus Systems, Inc. since 2005. Dr. Chen joined Novellus after 10 years at Applied Materials, where he most served as the Group Vice President and General Manager for the Copper Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) & Interconnect Product Business Group. Prior to Applied Materials, he served as R&D Manager at LSI Corporation, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Before joining Applied Materials, he worked at LSI Logic and SGS-Thomson Microelectronics. He served as the Chief Technical Officer of First Place Bank (Elyria, OH). He serves as a Director of Northern Savings & Loan Company. Dr. Chen has been a Director of Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. since October 3, 2016 and GTAT Corporation since May 2008. He has been an Independent Director of RDA Microelectronics, Inc. since December 14, 2012. He served as a Director of GT Advanced Technologies Inc. from May 2008 to August 24, 2011; Electroglas Inc. from January 2006 to May 2008 and First Place Bank (Elyria, OH). Dr. Chen served as a Director of Mattson Technology Inc. from February 19, 2013 to May 11, 2016. Dr. Chen holds more than 60 U.S. patents and has authored over 50 technical publications. Dr. Chen holds Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering from the State University of New York and a B.S. degree in material science and engineering from the Tsing Hua University (Hsinchu, Taiwan).

CEO Compensation
  • Insufficient data for Fusen to compare compensation growth.
  • Fusen's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Kulicke and Soffa Industries management team in years:

2
Average Tenure
57
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Kulicke and Soffa Industries management team is about average.
Management Team

Fusen Chen

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$7M
AGE
59
TENURE
2.2 yrs

Lester Wong

TITLE
Senior VP of Legal Affairs
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
52
TENURE
1.1 yrs

Chan Chong

TITLE
Senior Vice President of EA/APMR
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
49
TENURE
1.9 yrs

Yih-Neng Lee

TITLE
Executive Officer
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
60
TENURE
1.7 yrs

Irene Lee

TITLE
Senior VP of Global Operations & Chief Quality Officer
COMPENSATION
$939K
AGE
58
TENURE
4.7 yrs

Joseph Elgindy

TITLE
Director of Investor Relations & Strategic Planning
TENURE
8.8 yrs

Lisa Lim

TITLE
Vice President of Global Human Resources
TENURE
6.9 yrs

Nelson Wong

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Ball Bonder Business Unit
AGE
57
TENURE
1.2 yrs

Dennis Ang

TITLE
Global Head of IT and Senior Director
TENURE
4.3 yrs

Huy Hoang

TITLE
Senior Vice President o Aftermarket Products & Services Business Line and Global Sales & Service
AGE
57
TENURE
1.7 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Kulicke and Soffa Industries board of directors in years:

5.2
Average Tenure
59
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Kulicke and Soffa Industries board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Garrett Pierce

TITLE
Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$241K
AGE
73
TENURE
4.3 yrs

Fusen Chen

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$7M
AGE
59
TENURE
2.2 yrs

Mui Yeo

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$201K
AGE
59
TENURE
6.2 yrs

Gregory Milzcik

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$207K
AGE
58
TENURE
5.2 yrs

Brian Bachman

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$196K
AGE
73
TENURE
15.2 yrs

Chin-Hu Lim

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$187K
AGE
59
TENURE
7 yrs

Peter Kong

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$187K
AGE
67
TENURE
4.8 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • More shares have been bought than sold by Kulicke and Soffa Industries insiders in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
29. Nov 18 Buy Peter Kong Individual 27. Nov 18 27. Nov 18 5,000 $20.51 $102,563
09. Aug 18 Buy Peter Kong Individual 07. Aug 18 07. Aug 18 5,000 $26.89 $134,435
07. Jun 18 Buy Gregory Milzcik Individual 05. Jun 18 05. Jun 18 4,185 $23.81 $99,633
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Management checks
We assess Kulicke and Soffa Industries's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Kulicke and Soffa Industries has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

KLIC News

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KLIC Company Info

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Description

Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells capital equipment and tools to assemble semiconductor devices. It operates in two segments, Capital Equipment, and Aftermarket Products and Services (APS). The Capital Equipment segment manufactures and sells a line of ball bonders, wedge bonders, advanced packaging, and electronic assembly solutions. The APS segment manufactures and sells various tools for a range of semiconductor packaging applications, including capillaries, which are expendable tools used in ball bonders; dicing blades that are expendable tools for semiconductor manufacturers to cut silicon wafers into individual semiconductor die or to cut packaged semiconductor units into individual units; and bonding wedges, which are expendable tools used in heavy wire wedge bonders. It also provides spare parts, equipment repair, maintenance and servicing, training, refurbishment, and equipment upgradation services. The company serves semiconductor device manufacturers, integrated device manufacturers, outsourced semiconductor assembly and test providers, other electronics manufacturers, industrial manufacturers, and automotive electronics suppliers primarily in the United States and the Asia/Pacific region. Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Details
Name: Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc.
KLIC
Exchange: NasdaqGS
Founded: 1951
$1,315,898,755
67,171,963
Website: http://www.kns.com
Address: Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc.
No. 01-01 K&S Corporate Headquarters,
23A Serangoon North Avenue 5,
Singapore,
554369,
Singapore
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS KLIC Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 16. Dec 1970
DB KU1 Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 16. Dec 1970
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
2,681
Kulicke and Soffa Industries employees.
Industry
Semiconductor Equipment
Semiconductors
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2018/12/17 23:38
End of day share price update: 2018/12/17 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2018/11/20
Last earnings filing: 2018/11/20
Last earnings reported: 2018/09/29
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/09/29


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.