KLA-Tencor Corporation [NASDAQ:KLAC]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Equities traders oftentimes stay updated on what leading stock market analysts say about a potential stock purchase. When it comes to KLA-Tencor Corporation [KLAC], the most recently available average analyst rating is from the quarter that ends in June. On average, stock market experts give KLAC an Outperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 80.65 to 129.03. This is compared to its latest closing price of $108.78.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for KLA-Tencor Corporation [KLAC] is sitting at 2.00. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.00.

For the quarter ending in Mar-19 KLA-Tencor Corporation [KLAC] generated $1.1 billion in sales. That’s 1.70% higher than the average estimate of $1.08 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.

Keep looking out for the next-scheduled quarterly financial results that this company is expected to put out, which is slated to occur on Mon 29 Jul (In 73 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of KLA-Tencor Corporation [KLAC]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for KLA-Tencor Corporation [KLAC] sitting at +38.02 and its Gross Margin at +65.33, this company’s Net Margin is now 29.80%. These measurements indicate that KLA-Tencor Corporation [KLAC] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 37.82, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 33.00%. Its Return on Equity is 54.45, and its Return on Assets is 14.36. These metrics all suggest that KLA-Tencor Corporation is doing well at using the money it earns to generate returns.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, KLA-Tencor Corporation [KLAC] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 138.07. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 58.00, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 39.67. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 138.07, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 58.00. This company is not leveraging its assets to take on debt, which stunts its growth and limits the ROI for investors.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 11.14 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 1.40. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 4.06, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.14. KLA-Tencor Corporation [KLAC] has a Price to Book Ratio of 9.87, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 13.13 and P/E Ratio of 13.05. These metrics all suggest that KLA-Tencor Corporation is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, KLA-Tencor Corporation [KLAC] earns $616,144 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 6.36 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.72. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 2.97 and its Current Ratio is 3.73. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

KLA-Tencor Corporation [KLAC] has 151.51M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $16.48B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 80.65 to 129.03. At its current price, it has moved by -15.07% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 35.88% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.64, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 30.70. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is KLA-Tencor Corporation [KLAC] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation [KLAC], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.