Photronics, Inc. (PLAB): Price and Financial Metrics

Photronics, Inc. (PLAB): $18.09

-1.39 (-7.14%)

POWR Rating

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  • Growth is the dimension where PLAB ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 96.26% of US stocks.
  • PLAB's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • PLAB's current lowest rank is in the Stability metric (where it is better than 49.55% of US stocks).

PLAB Stock Summary

  • Photronics Inc's stock had its IPO on March 26, 1990, making it an older stock than 84.38% of US equities in our set.
  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for PLAB is currently 6.15, higher than only 22.05% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, Photronics Inc is reporting a growth rate of 115.64%; that's higher than 82.68% of US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Photronics Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be QDEL, ICAD, HTGM, BDR, and SMWB.
  • Visit PLAB's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

PLAB Valuation Summary

  • PLAB's price/earnings ratio is 25.5; this is 34.62% lower than that of the median Technology stock.
  • PLAB's price/earnings ratio has moved down 139.1 over the prior 243 months.
  • PLAB's EV/EBIT ratio has moved down 36.1 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for PLAB.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
PLAB 2021-09-01 1.5 1.1 25.5 14.9
PLAB 2021-08-31 1.5 1.1 26.1 15.3
PLAB 2021-08-30 1.5 1.1 25.4 14.8
PLAB 2021-08-27 1.4 1.1 25.0 14.5
PLAB 2021-08-26 1.4 1.1 24.6 14.2
PLAB 2021-08-25 1.4 1.0 23.5 13.5

PLAB Growth Metrics

    Its 5 year revenue growth rate is now at 13.42%.
  • Its 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -25.98%.
  • The 2 year price growth rate now stands at 25.98%.
Over the past 15 months, PLAB's revenue has gone up $91,830,000.

The table below shows PLAB's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 701.521 183.615 70.477
2021-09-30 663.761 150.772 55.449
2021-06-30 631.759 177.878 42.098
2021-03-31 619.011 139.942 35.798
2020-12-31 602.022 138.548 31.556
2020-09-30 609.691 143.046 33.82

PLAB's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • PLAB has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 53.07% of graded US stocks.
  • PLAB's asset turnover comes in at 0.509 -- ranking 138th of 208 Electronic Equipment stocks.
  • CETX, IPGP, and AXTI are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with PLAB.

The table below shows PLAB's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-08-01 0.509 0.233 0.067
2021-05-02 0.507 0.225 0.059
2021-01-31 0.507 0.217 0.058
2020-10-31 0.525 0.221 0.071
2020-08-02 0.539 0.229 0.074
2020-05-03 0.531 0.224 0.066

PLAB Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of PLAB, see our PLAB price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $18.00 Average Broker Recommendation 1.67 (Moderate Buy)

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PLAB Price/Volume Stats

Current price $18.09 52-week high $23.04
Prev. close $19.48 52-week low $11.65
Day low $17.60 Volume 1,346,800
Day high $19.27 Avg. volume 725,090
50-day MA $18.02 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $16.56 Market Cap 1.11B

Photronics, Inc. (PLAB) Company Bio

Photronics Inc. offers services across the full spectrum of integrated chip production and flat panel display technologies by manufacturing photomasks using electron beam or optical (laser-based) systems. The company was founded in 1969 and is based in Brookfield, Connecticut.

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Latest PLAB News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Photronics Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate PLAB as an investment opportunity.

Photronics GAAP EPS of $0.38 beats by $0.07, revenue of $189.83M beats by $6.73M

Photronics press release (NASDAQ:PLAB): Q1 GAAP EPS of $0.38 beats by $0.07. Revenue of $189.83M (+24.8% Y/Y) beats by $6.73M. Second Quarter 2022 Guidance: For the second quarter of 2022, Photronics expects revenue to be between $188 million and $196 million vs consnesus of $185.63M, and net income attributable to Photronics,...

Seeking Alpha | February 23, 2022

These Semiconductor Equipment Stocks Are Moving On Earnings News

Semiconductor equipment stocks moving on earnings news Wednesday included PLAB stock and UCTT stock.

Yahoo | February 23, 2022

Photronics (PLAB) Surpasses Q1 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

Photronics (PLAB) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 22.58% and 3.36%, respectively, for the quarter ended January 2022. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | February 23, 2022

Photronics Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2022 Results and Updates Long-Term Target Model

BROOKFIELD, Conn., Feb. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB), a worldwide leader in photomask technologies and solutions, today reported financial results for its fiscal 2022 first quarter ended January 30, 2022. “Strong end-market demand trends have continued into 2022, helping us achieve our fourth consecutive quarter of record revenue,” said Peter Kirlin, chief executive officer. “Our investment strategy is producing the intended results as demonstrated by growth in exc

Yahoo | February 23, 2022

Photronics (PLAB) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, Photronics (PLAB) closed at $18.96, marking a +0.74% move from the previous day.

Yahoo | February 16, 2022

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PLAB Price Returns

1-mo -18.18%
3-mo 9.17%
6-mo -5.78%
1-year 39.26%
3-year 113.33%
5-year 92.45%
YTD -4.03%
2021 68.91%
2020 -29.19%
2019 62.81%
2018 13.55%
2017 -24.56%

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