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NASDAQ:ACLS is not too expensive for the growth it is showing.

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Last update: Mar 18, 2024

Uncover the potential of AXCELIS TECHNOLOGIES INC (NASDAQ:ACLS), a growth stock that our stock screener found to be reasonably priced. NASDAQ:ACLS is excelling in growth aspects, maintaining a healthy financial position, and still offers an attractive valuation. We'll examine each aspect in detail.

Growth Assessment of NASDAQ:ACLS

A key component of ChartMill's stock assessment is the Growth Rating, which spans from 0 to 10. This rating evaluates diverse growth factors, such as EPS and revenue growth, considering both past performance and future projections. NASDAQ:ACLS has received a 8 out of 10:

  • ACLS shows a strong growth in Earnings Per Share. In the last year, the EPS has been growing by 36.08%, which is quite impressive.
  • Measured over the past years, ACLS shows a very strong growth in Earnings Per Share. The EPS has been growing by 40.65% on average per year.
  • The Revenue has grown by 22.88% in the past year. This is a very strong growth!
  • The Revenue has been growing by 20.63% on average over the past years. This is a very strong growth!
  • Based on estimates for the next years, ACLS will show a quite strong growth in Revenue. The Revenue will grow by 10.27% on average per year.

How do we evaluate the Valuation for NASDAQ:ACLS?

To assess a stock's valuation, ChartMill utilizes a Valuation Rating on a scale of 0 to 10. This comprehensive assessment considers various valuation aspects, comparing price to earnings and cash flows, while factoring in profitability and growth. NASDAQ:ACLS has achieved a 6 out of 10:

  • Based on the Price/Earnings ratio, ACLS is valued cheaper than 89.62% of the companies in the same industry.
  • Compared to an average S&P500 Price/Earnings ratio of 25.59, ACLS is valued a bit cheaper.
  • ACLS's Price/Forward Earnings ratio is rather cheap when compared to the industry. ACLS is cheaper than 85.85% of the companies in the same industry.
  • The average S&P500 Price/Forward Earnings ratio is at 22.07. ACLS is valued slightly cheaper when compared to this.
  • 91.51% of the companies in the same industry are more expensive than ACLS, based on the Enterprise Value to EBITDA ratio.
  • Compared to the rest of the industry, the Price/Free Cash Flow ratio of ACLS indicates a somewhat cheap valuation: ACLS is cheaper than 77.36% of the companies listed in the same industry.
  • ACLS has an outstanding profitability rating, which may justify a higher PE ratio.

Analyzing Health Metrics

Every stock is evaluated by ChartMill, receiving a Health Rating on a scale of 0 to 10. This assessment considers different health aspects, including liquidity and solvency, both in absolute terms and relative to industry peers. NASDAQ:ACLS has achieved a 8 out of 10:

  • ACLS has an Altman-Z score of 7.71. This indicates that ACLS is financially healthy and has little risk of bankruptcy at the moment.
  • ACLS has a better Altman-Z score (7.71) than 75.47% of its industry peers.
  • The Debt to FCF ratio of ACLS is 0.33, which is an excellent value as it means it would take ACLS, only 0.33 years of fcf income to pay off all of its debts.
  • ACLS's Debt to FCF ratio of 0.33 is amongst the best of the industry. ACLS outperforms 81.13% of its industry peers.
  • A Debt/Equity ratio of 0.05 indicates that ACLS is not too dependend on debt financing.
  • With a decent Debt to Equity ratio value of 0.05, ACLS is doing good in the industry, outperforming 61.32% of the companies in the same industry.
  • A Current Ratio of 3.79 indicates that ACLS has no problem at all paying its short term obligations.
  • The Current ratio of ACLS (3.79) is better than 62.26% of its industry peers.
  • A Quick Ratio of 2.71 indicates that ACLS has no problem at all paying its short term obligations.

Looking at the Profitability

ChartMill's Profitability Rating offers a unique perspective on stock analysis, providing scores from 0 to 10. These ratings consider a wide range of profitability metrics and margins, both in comparison to industry peers and on their own merits. For NASDAQ:ACLS, the assigned 8 is a significant indicator of profitability:

  • ACLS's Return On Assets of 19.21% is amongst the best of the industry. ACLS outperforms 92.45% of its industry peers.
  • Looking at the Return On Equity, with a value of 28.47%, ACLS belongs to the top of the industry, outperforming 86.79% of the companies in the same industry.
  • ACLS's Return On Invested Capital of 23.70% is amongst the best of the industry. ACLS outperforms 93.40% of its industry peers.
  • Measured over the past 3 years, the Average Return On Invested Capital for ACLS is significantly above the industry average of 11.69%.
  • The 3 year average ROIC (22.37%) for ACLS is below the current ROIC(23.70%), indicating increased profibility in the last year.
  • ACLS's Profit Margin of 21.78% is fine compared to the rest of the industry. ACLS outperforms 78.30% of its industry peers.
  • ACLS's Profit Margin has improved in the last couple of years.
  • ACLS has a better Operating Margin (23.51%) than 78.30% of its industry peers.
  • ACLS's Operating Margin has improved in the last couple of years.

More Affordable Growth stocks can be found in our Affordable Growth screener.

Our latest full fundamental report of ACLS contains the most current fundamental analsysis.

Disclaimer

This article should in no way be interpreted as advice in any way. The article is based on the observed metrics at the time of writing, but you should always make your own analysis and trade or invest at your own responsibility.

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AXCELIS TECHNOLOGIES INC

NASDAQ:ACLS (5/24/2024, 7:12:19 PM)

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