MKSI Stock Overview
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.
No risks detected for MKSI from our risk checks.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$122.41|
|52 Week High||US$191.85|
|52 Week Low||US$110.26|
|1 Month Change||9.30%|
|3 Month Change||-19.07%|
|1 Year Change||-34.97%|
|3 Year Change||71.30%|
|5 Year Change||45.81%|
|Change since IPO||770.47%|
Recent News & Updates
MKS Instruments: Mergers And 5G Wireless Could Make The Price Spike
MKS Instruments is a provider of instruments and systems to monitor advanced manufacturing as well as to improve productivity. In my view, given the increase in 5G wireless networks, big data, and artificial intelligence, the company appears in a very good position to provide solutions in these emerging trends. If the acquisitions are successful, and the integration of new teams is properly done, both revenue and free cash flow may increase.
MKS Instruments Has Hit A Speed Bump
MKSI is feeling the impact of getting hit by a double whammy in the form of rising inflation and supply chain disruptions. MKSI wants to acquire ATC and the former has big plans for the latter, but the deal is facing opposition, meaning the deal could fail. The charts suggest the stock is up against resistance, which opens the door for a possible rebound or further losses. With the charts leaning slightly bearish and growth likely to remain under pressure, staying on hold is the way to go.
Is Now The Time To Look At Buying MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI)?
MKS Instruments, Inc. ( NASDAQ:MKSI ), might not be a large cap stock, but it received a lot of attention from a...
|MKSI||US Semiconductor||US Market|
Return vs Industry: MKSI underperformed the US Semiconductor industry which returned -4.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MKSI underperformed the US Market which returned -15.1% over the past year.
|MKSI Average Weekly Movement||8.1%|
|Semiconductor Industry Average Movement||8.7%|
|Market Average Movement||7.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.9%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.9%|
Stable Share Price: MKSI is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.
Volatility Over Time: MKSI's weekly volatility (8%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
|1961||6,000||John T. Lee||https://www.mksinst.com|
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. Its Vacuum & Analysis segment offers pressure and vacuum control solutions, including direct and indirect pressure measurement; materials delivery solutions comprising flow and valve technologies, as well as integrated pressure measurement and control subsystems, which provide customers with precise control capabilities; power solutions products, such as microwave, power delivery systems, radio frequency matching networks, and metrology products used in providing energy to etching, stripping, and deposition processes; and plasma and reactive gas products. Its Light & Motion segment offers laser products, such as continuous wave and pulsed nanosecond, diode and diode-pumped solid-state, and fiber laser technologies; and photonics products comprising motion control, optical tables and vibration isolation systems, photonic instruments, optics and optical assemblies, opto-mechanical components, temperature sensing products for wafer fabrication systems, and laser and LED measurement products, including laser power and energy meters, laser beam profilers, and optical and photonic subsystems.
MKS Instruments Fundamentals Summary
|MKSI fundamental statistics|
Is MKSI overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|MKSI income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$1.61b|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||10.28|
|Net Profit Margin||19.10%|
How did MKSI perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
0.7%Current Dividend Yield
Is MKS Instruments undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 5/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: MKSI ($122.41) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($190.02)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MKSI is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: MKSI is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (11.9x) compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (20.5x).
PE vs Market: MKSI is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (11.9x) compared to the US market (15.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: MKSI is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: MKSI is good value based on its Price-To-Book Ratio (2.3x) compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (3.3x).
How is MKS Instruments forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?
Future Growth Score1/6
Future Growth Score 1/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: MKSI's forecast earnings growth (8.3% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: MKSI's earnings (8.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (13% per year).
High Growth Earnings: MKSI's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: MKSI's revenue (4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: MKSI's revenue (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%).
How has MKS Instruments performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score4/6
Past Performance Score 4/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MKSI has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: MKSI's current net profit margins (19.1%) are higher than last year (16.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MKSI's earnings have grown by 12.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: MKSI's earnings growth over the past year (42%) exceeds its 5-year average (12.7% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: MKSI earnings growth over the past year (42%) underperformed the Semiconductor industry 70.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: MKSI's Return on Equity (18.9%) is considered low.
How is MKS Instruments's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MKSI's short term assets ($2.3B) exceed its short term liabilities ($436.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: MKSI's short term assets ($2.3B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MKSI has more cash than its total debt.
Reducing Debt: MKSI's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 43.1% to 27% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: MKSI's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (67.7%).
Interest Coverage: MKSI's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (30.2x coverage).
What is MKS Instruments's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: MKSI's dividend (0.72%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.54%).
High Dividend: MKSI's dividend (0.72%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.01%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: MKSI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: MKSI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: MKSI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: MKSI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
John T. Lee (58 yo)
Dr. John T. C. Lee serves as Director of Cognex Corporation since May 2022. He has been the President of MKS Instruments, Inc. since May 2018 and Chief Executive Officer and Director since January 1, 2020....
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: John T.'s total compensation ($USD7.64M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD8.23M).
Compensation vs Earnings: John T.'s compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: MKSI's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: MKSI's board of directors are considered experienced (3 years average tenure).
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 employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: MKS Instruments, Inc.
- Ticker: MKSI
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1961
- Industry: Semiconductor Equipment
- Sector: Semiconductors
- Implied Market Cap: US$6.813b
- Shares outstanding: 55.66m
- Website: https://www.mksinst.com
Number of Employees
- MKS Instruments, Inc.
- 2 Tech Drive
- Suite 201
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/05/27 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/05/27 00:00|
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