MKS Instruments, Inc. provides instruments, systems, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power, and control critical parameters of manufacturing processes worldwide. More Details
No risks detected for MKSI from our risk checks.
Solid track record with excellent balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has MKS Instruments's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: MKSI is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.
Volatility Over Time: MKSI's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: MKSI underperformed the US Semiconductor industry which returned 66.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MKSI exceeded the US Market which returned 34.1% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is MKS Instruments's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StIs MKS Instruments, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:MKSI) Stock's Recent Performance Being Led By Its Attractive Financial Prospects?
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StMKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) Released Earnings Last Week And Analysts Lifted Their Price Target To US$187
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StDid You Participate In Any Of MKS Instruments' (NASDAQ:MKSI) Incredible 411% Return?
Is MKS Instruments undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: MKSI ($168.2) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($128.53)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MKSI is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: MKSI is good value based on its PE Ratio (26.5x) compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (40.5x).
PE vs Market: MKSI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.5x) compared to the US market (21.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: MKSI is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: MKSI is good value based on its PB Ratio (3.9x) compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (4.9x).
How is MKS Instruments forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: MKSI's forecast earnings growth (17.1% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: MKSI's earnings (17.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (20.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: MKSI's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: MKSI's revenue (7.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: MKSI's revenue (7.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: MKSI's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.5%).
How has MKS Instruments performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MKSI has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: MKSI's current net profit margins (15%) are higher than last year (7.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MKSI's earnings have grown by 13.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: MKSI's earnings growth over the past year (148.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (13.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: MKSI earnings growth over the past year (148.3%) exceeded the Semiconductor industry 18.2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: MKSI's Return on Equity (14.8%) is considered low.
How is MKS Instruments's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MKSI's short term assets ($1.8B) exceed its short term liabilities ($373.9M).
Long Term Liabilities: MKSI's short term assets ($1.8B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MKSI's debt to equity ratio (35.1%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if MKSI's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: MKSI's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (61.9%).
Interest Coverage: MKSI's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (17.1x coverage).
What is MKS Instruments's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: MKSI's dividend (0.48%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.34%).
High Dividend: MKSI's dividend (0.48%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.75%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: MKSI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: MKSI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: MKSI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of MKSI's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
John T. Lee (57 yo)
Dr. John T. C. Lee has been the President of MKS Instruments, Inc. since May 2018 and Chief Executive Officer and Director since January 1, 2020. Dr. Lee served as the Chief Operating Officer at MKS Instru...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: John T.'s total compensation ($USD2.76M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.21M).
Compensation vs Earnings: John T.'s compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Senior VP||11.08yrs||US$3.63m||0.052% |
|Senior VP||no data||US$2.00m||0.072% |
|Senior VP & COO||1.42yrs||no data||0.0040% |
|Vice President of Investor Relations||1.33yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Director of Corporate Marketing||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Marketing & Project Management||no data||no data||0.0027% |
|Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer||2.08yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP and GM of Light & Motion Division||no data||no data||0.0079% |
|Senior Vice President of Strategic Development||2.08yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP and GM of Vacuum & Analysis Division||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: MKSI's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Director Nominee||0.75yr||no data||no data|
|Chairman Emeritus||0.75yr||US$344.80k||0.67% |
|Independent Director||1.75yrs||US$218.74k||0.0036% |
|Chairman of the Board||0.75yr||US$9.67m||0.18% |
|Director Nominee||0.75yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||8.75yrs||US$272.50k||0.024% |
|Independent Director||2.33yrs||US$251.55k||0.0074% |
|Independent Lead Director||1.08yrs||US$262.52k||0.015% |
Experienced Board: MKSI's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.1 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
MKS Instruments, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: MKS Instruments, Inc.
- Ticker: MKSI
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1961
- Industry: Semiconductor Equipment
- Sector: Semiconductors
- Market Cap: US$9.755b
- Shares outstanding: 55.14m
- Website: https://www.mksinst.com
Number of Employees
- MKS Instruments, Inc.
- 2 Tech Drive
- Suite 201
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|MKSI||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Mar 1999|
|MKT||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Mar 1999|
|0JWG||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Mar 1999|
|MKSI *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Mar 1999|
MKS Instruments, Inc. provides instruments, systems, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power, and control critical parameters of manufacturing processes wor...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/02/24 23:53|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/02/24 00:00|
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