NasdaqGS:MKSI

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Executive Summary

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.


Snowflake Analysis

Good value with adequate balance sheet.


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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 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

1.1%

MKSI

-0.7%

US Semiconductor

-0.7%

US Market


1 Year Return

48.2%

MKSI

32.3%

US Semiconductor

5.3%

US Market

Return vs Industry: MKSI exceeded the US Semiconductor industry which returned 32.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: MKSI exceeded the US Market which returned 5.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

MKSIIndustryMarket
7 Day1.1%-0.7%-0.7%
30 Day9.2%5.7%4.6%
90 Day33.0%16.9%14.0%
1 Year49.4%48.2%34.9%32.3%7.6%5.3%
3 Year47.5%43.7%78.5%68.9%34.9%26.1%
5 Year236.7%218.4%195.8%166.7%62.3%44.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is MKS Instruments's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is MKS Instruments undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

20.5%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: MKSI ($113.56) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($142.78)

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 PE Ratio (31.7x) compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (36.6x).

PE vs Market: MKSI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (31.7x) compared to the US market (16.1x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: MKSI is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.9x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: MKSI's PB Ratio (3x) is in line with the US Semiconductor industry average.


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Future Growth

How is MKS Instruments forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?

36.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: MKSI's forecast earnings growth (36.6% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: MKSI's earnings (36.6% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (22.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: MKSI's revenue (6.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: MKSI's revenue (6.3% 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 (12.4%).


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Past Performance

How has MKS Instruments performed over the past 5 years?

17.3%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: MKSI has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: MKSI's current net profit margins (10%) are lower than last year (15.1%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: MKSI's earnings have grown by 17.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: MKSI's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: MKSI had negative earnings growth (-34.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Semiconductor industry average (-10.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: MKSI's Return on Equity (9.6%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is MKS Instruments's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: MKSI's short term assets ($1.5B) exceed its short term liabilities ($321.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: MKSI's short term assets ($1.5B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.1B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: MKSI's debt to equity ratio (41.4%) is considered high.

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 (34.1%).

Interest Coverage: MKSI's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.7x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is MKS Instruments's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.70%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: MKSI's dividend (0.7%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.68%).

High Dividend: MKSI's dividend (0.7%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.59%).


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.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

1.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

John T. Lee (57yo)

0.50

Tenure

US$2,764,743

Compensation

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 ($USD2.76M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD7.39M).

Compensation vs Earnings: John T.'s compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
John T. Lee
President0.50yrUS$2.76m0.039% $2.4m
Seth Bagshaw
Senior VP10.5yrsUS$3.63m0.044% $2.7m
Kathleen Burke
Senior VPno dataUS$2.00m0.062% $3.9m
James Schreiner
Senior VP & COO0.83yrno datano data
David Ryzhik
Vice President of Investor Relations0.75yrno datano data
Maryann Naddy
Senior Director of Corporate Marketingno datano datano data
Dave Henry
Senior Vice President of Marketing & Project Managementno datano datano data
Jennifer Reilly
Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer1.5yrsno datano data
Francis Tan
Senior Vice President of Strategic Development1.5yrsno datano data

1.2yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: MKSI's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.2 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
John T. Lee
President0.50yrUS$2.76m0.039% $2.4m
Janice Henry
Director Nominee0.17yrno datano data
John Bertucci
Chairman Emeritus0.17yrUS$344.80k0.67% $41.7m
Michelle Warner
Independent Director1.17yrsUS$218.74k0.0036% $224.7k
Gerald Colella
Chairman of the Board0.17yrUS$9.67m0.24% $14.7m
Joseph Donahue
Director Nominee0.17yrno datano data
Elizabeth Mora
Independent Director8.17yrsUS$272.50k0.025% $1.6m
Rajeev Batra
Independent Director1.75yrsUS$251.55k0.0075% $465.0k
Jacqueline Moloney
Independent Lead Director0.50yrUS$262.52k0.015% $958.7k

0.5yrs

Average Tenure

61yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: MKSI's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: MKSI insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

MKS Instruments, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: MKS Instruments, Inc.
  • Ticker: MKSI
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1961
  • Industry: Semiconductor Equipment
  • Sector: Semiconductors
  • Market Cap: US$6.242b
  • Shares outstanding: 54.96m
  • Website: https://www.mksinst.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • MKS Instruments, Inc.
  • 2 Tech Drive
  • Suite 201
  • Andover
  • Massachusetts
  • 1810
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
MKSINasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDMar 1999
MKTDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURMar 1999
0JWGLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDMar 1999
MKSI *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNMar 1999

Biography

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 delivery 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. The company’s Light & Motion segment offers lasers and laser-based systems, such as amplifiers, fiber lasers, diode-pumped solid-state lasers, high-energy pulsed lasers, and tunable lasers; and photonics products comprising optical components, lens assemblies, and vibration isolation solutions, as well as instruments and motion products, such as high-precision motion stages and controls, hexapods, photonics instruments for measurement and analysis, and production equipment for test and measurement. Its Equipment & Solutions segment provides laser-based systems for printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing, including flexible interconnect PCB processing systems and HDI solutions for rigid PCB manufacturing and substrate processing, as well as passive component MLCC testing. The company serves semiconductor, industrial technologies, life and health sciences, research, and defense markets. It markets and sells its products and services through its direct sales organization, independent distributors, and sales representatives, as well as through its websites and product catalogs. MKS Instruments, Inc. was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/14 23:55
End of Day Share Price2020/07/14 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.