MKS Instruments, Inc. provides instruments, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power, and control critical parameters of manufacturing processes worldwide.
Reasonable growth potential with adequate 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 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: MKSI underperformed the US Semiconductor industry which returned 35.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MKSI exceeded the US Market which returned 17.9% over the past year.
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
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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 ($112.01) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($90.5)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MKSI is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: MKSI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (43.6x) compared to the Semiconductor industry average (37.3x).
PE vs Market: MKSI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (43.6x) compared to the US market (18.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: MKSI is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: MKSI is good value based on its PB Ratio (3x) compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (3.1x).
How is MKS Instruments forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: MKSI's forecast earnings growth (41.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: MKSI's earnings (41.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: MKSI's revenue (10.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: MKSI's revenue (10.9% 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 (13.7%).
How has MKS Instruments performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MKSI has a large one-off loss of $56.4M impacting its December 31 2019 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: MKSI's current net profit margins (7.4%) are lower than last year (18.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MKSI's earnings have grown significantly by 20.6% 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 (-64.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Semiconductor industry average (-28.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: MKSI's Return on Equity (6.9%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is MKS Instruments's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MKSI's short term assets ($1.4B) exceed its short term liabilities ($317.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: MKSI's short term assets ($1.4B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MKSI's debt to equity ratio (43.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if MKSI's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: MKSI's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (27.7%).
Interest Coverage: MKSI's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.1x coverage).
Inventory Level: MKSI has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: MKSI's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.6x debt).
What is MKS Instruments's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: MKSI's dividend (0.71%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.45%).
High Dividend: MKSI's dividend (0.71%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.73%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: MKSI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: MKSI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: MKSI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of MKSI's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
John T. Lee (56yo)
Dr. John T. C. Lee has been the President of MKS Instruments, Inc. since May 2018 and Chief Executive Officer and Director since January 1, 2020. Dr. Lee served as the Chief Operating Officer at MKS Instru ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: John T.'s total compensation ($USD2.66M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.39M).
Compensation vs Earnings: John T.'s compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Senior VP||10.1yrs||US$2.43m||0.053% $3.3m|
|Senior VP & COO||0.4yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||0.3yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP||0yrs||no data||0.063% $3.8m|
|Senior Director of Corporate Marketing||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Marketing & Project Management||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer||1.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Strategic Development||1.1yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: MKSI's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Non-Executive Chairman||24.3yrs||US$341.10k||0.67% $41.1m|
|Lead Director||8.1yrs||US$292.25k||0.033% $2.0m|
|Director||0.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||2.8yrs||US$245.50k||0.0064% $390.8k|
|Independent Director||7.8yrs||US$270.00k||0.025% $1.5m|
|Independent Director||1.3yrs||US$189.50k||0.0039% $236.9k|
|Independent Director||3.7yrs||US$255.50k||0.0096% $586.1k|
Experienced Board: MKSI's board of directors are considered experienced (3.7 years average tenure).
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
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$6.106b
- Shares outstanding: 54.51m
- 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|
|MKT||BRSE (Berne Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Mar 1999|
|MKSI *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Mar 1999|
MKS Instruments, Inc. provides instruments, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power, and control critical parameters of manufacturing processes worldwide. It operates through two segments, Vacuum and Analysis, and Light and Motion. The Vacuum and Analysis segment offers analytical and control solutions, including gas analyzers, automation control products, I/O modules, automation software, and precision machined components and electromechanical assemblies; direct and indirect pressure measurement and integrated process solutions; and materials delivery solutions comprising flow and valve technologies, as well as integrated pressure measurement and control subsystems to provide customers with control capabilities that are optimized for a given application. It also provides delivery, plasma, and reactive gas generation products used in semiconductor and other thin film applications, and medical imaging equipment applications. The Light and 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, as well as accessories; optics products comprising precision optics, thin-film filters and coatings, replicated mirrors, and ruled and holographic diffraction gratings; and photonics products comprising optical components, lens assemblies, and vibration isolation solutions, as well as three-dimensional non-contact measurement sensors and equipment. It also designs, develops, and manufactures subsystems and subassemblies. The company markets and sells its products and services through its direct sales organization, an international network of 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
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/23 00:31|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/21 00:00|
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