Entegris (NASDAQ: ENTG) and FormFactor (NASDAQ:FORM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

95.1% of Entegris shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.6% of FormFactor shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Entegris shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.8% of FormFactor shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Entegris and FormFactor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Entegris 9.63% 17.04% 9.28%
FormFactor 12.21% 16.59% 10.96%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Entegris and FormFactor, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Entegris 0 3 5 1 2.78
FormFactor 0 1 5 0 2.83

Entegris currently has a consensus target price of $28.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.54%. FormFactor has a consensus target price of $17.67, indicating a potential upside of 10.42%. Given FormFactor’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe FormFactor is more favorable than Entegris.

Volatility & Risk

Entegris has a beta of 1.46, meaning that its share price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FormFactor has a beta of 1.63, meaning that its share price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Entegris and FormFactor’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Entegris $1.25 billion 3.16 $298.17 million $0.84 33.15
FormFactor $519.99 million 2.23 $61.41 million ($0.11) -145.45

Entegris has higher revenue and earnings than FormFactor. FormFactor is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Entegris, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Entegris beats FormFactor on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Entegris

Entegris, Inc. is a global developer, manufacturer and supplier of microcontamination control products, specialty chemicals and materials handling solutions for manufacturing processes in the semiconductor and other high-technology industries. The Company operates in three business segments: Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials (SCEM), Advanced Materials Handling (AMH) and Microcontamination Control (MC). The SCEM segment provides process chemistries, gases, materials and delivery systems to support semiconductor and other manufacturing processes. The AMH segment develops solutions to monitor, protect, transport, and deliver critical liquid chemistries and substrates for a set of applications in the semiconductor industry and other high-technology industries. AMH offers wafer solutions, chemical containers and fluidics. MC offers solutions to purify critical liquid chemistries and gases used in semiconductor manufacturing processes and other high-technology industries.

About FormFactor

FormFactor, Inc. is a provider of test and measurement solutions. The Company’s segments include the Probe Cards segment and Systems segment. The Company designs, manufactures and sells multiple product lines, including probe cards, analytical probes, probe stations, integrated measurement systems, thermal sub-systems, reliability test systems, and related services. Its products provide electrical information from a range of semiconductor and electro-optical devices and integrated circuits (devices) from development to production. Probe Cards segment consists of probe card products and analytical probes. Systems segment consists of wafer probing, thermal and reliability products to enable precision on-wafer measurement of integrated circuits. Systems products are used in the early phases of the development and characterization of semiconductor processes.

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