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

Photronics, Inc. (PLAB): $18.75

-0.05 (-0.27%)

POWR Rating

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  • PLAB scores best on the Value dimension, with a Value rank ahead of 95.13% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for PLAB is in Value, which has been heading up over the past 179 days.
  • PLAB ranks lowest in Stability; there it ranks in the 45th percentile.

PLAB Stock Summary

  • PLAB's went public 32.7 years ago, making it older than 85.77% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -51.39%, PHOTRONICS INC's debt growth rate surpasses just 5.22% of about US stocks.
  • Over the past twelve months, PLAB has reported earnings growth of 154.66%, putting it ahead of 89.82% of US stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to PHOTRONICS INC, a group of peers worth examining would be POLA, RPID, CTS, OB, and CRTO.
  • 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/sales ratio is 1.4; this is 39.13% lower than that of the median Technology stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, PLAB's EV/EBIT ratio has gone down 29.9.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for PLAB.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
PLAB 2022-11-25 1.4 1.4 11.4 5.3
PLAB 2022-11-23 1.5 1.4 11.5 5.4
PLAB 2022-11-22 1.5 1.4 11.5 5.4
PLAB 2022-11-21 1.4 1.4 11.3 5.3
PLAB 2022-11-18 1.5 1.4 11.6 5.4
PLAB 2022-11-17 1.5 1.4 11.4 5.3

PLAB Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year price growth rate is now at 84.83%.
  • Its 4 year price growth rate is now at 4.4%.
  • Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 28.64%.
Over the past 67 months, PLAB's revenue has gone up $332,241,000.

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
2022-06-30 795.572 233.597 101.537
2022-03-31 746.267 195.842 87.383
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

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 $18.75 52-week high $25.81
Prev. close $18.80 52-week low $13.41
Day low $18.67 Volume 607,200
Day high $19.19 Avg. volume 792,400
50-day MA $16.55 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $18.10 Market Cap 1.16B

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.

Here's Why We Think Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) Might Deserve Your Attention Today

The excitement of investing in a company that can reverse its fortunes is a big draw for some speculators, so even...

Yahoo | November 19, 2022

Photronics Stock Shows Rising Relative Strength; Hitting Key Technical Benchmark

Photronics stock saw a welcome improvement to its Relative Strength (RS) Rating on Friday, rising from 77 to 83. When you're researching the best stocks to buy and watch, be sure to pay attention to relative price strength. Over 100 years of market history reveals that the market's biggest winners often have an 80 or better RS Rating as they launch their biggest runs.

Yahoo | November 18, 2022

There's Been No Shortage Of Growth Recently For Photronics' (NASDAQ:PLAB) Returns On Capital

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Yahoo | October 26, 2022

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Josh Enomoto on InvestorPlace | October 21, 2022

Will Weakness in Photronics, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:PLAB) Stock Prove Temporary Given Strong Fundamentals?

With its stock down 21% over the past three months, it is easy to disregard Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB). But if you pay...

Yahoo | October 12, 2022

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PLAB Price Returns

1-mo 14.82%
3-mo 21.99%
6-mo -15.20%
1-year 37.67%
3-year 66.37%
5-year 97.37%
YTD -0.53%
2021 68.91%
2020 -29.19%
2019 62.81%
2018 13.55%
2017 -24.56%

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