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NASDAQ:ACLS, a growth stock which is not overvalued.

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Last update: Apr 9, 2024

Consider AXCELIS TECHNOLOGIES INC (NASDAQ:ACLS) as an affordable growth stock, identified by our stock screening tool. NASDAQ:ACLS is showcasing impressive growth figures and is well-positioned in terms of profitability, solvency, and liquidity. Moreover, it seems to be priced reasonably. Let's dive deeper into the analysis.

Unpacking NASDAQ:ACLS's Growth Rating

To evaluate a stock's growth potential, ChartMill utilizes a Growth Rating on a scale of 0 to 10. This comprehensive assessment considers various growth aspects, including historical and estimated EPS and revenue growth. NASDAQ:ACLS has achieved a 8 out of 10:

  • The Earnings Per Share has grown by an impressive 36.08% over the past year.
  • The Earnings Per Share has been growing by 40.65% on average over the past years. This is a very strong growth
  • ACLS shows a strong growth in Revenue. In the last year, the Revenue has grown by 22.88%.
  • ACLS shows a strong growth in Revenue. Measured over the last years, the Revenue has been growing by 20.63% yearly.
  • ACLS is expected to show quite a strong growth in Revenue. In the coming years, the Revenue will grow by 10.27% yearly.

A Closer Look at Valuation for NASDAQ:ACLS

ChartMill assigns a Valuation Rating to each stock, ranging from 0 to 10. This rating is calculated by analyzing different valuation elements, such as price to earnings and free cash flow, both in absolute terms and relative to the market and industry. In the case of NASDAQ:ACLS, the assigned 6 reflects its valuation:

  • Based on the Price/Earnings ratio, ACLS is valued cheaply inside the industry as 90.57% of the companies are valued more expensively.
  • Compared to an average S&P500 Price/Earnings ratio of 26.14, ACLS is valued a bit cheaper.
  • Compared to the rest of the industry, the Price/Forward Earnings ratio of ACLS indicates a rather cheap valuation: ACLS is cheaper than 88.68% of the companies listed in the same industry.
  • ACLS's Price/Forward Earnings ratio indicates a valuation a bit cheaper than the S&P500 average which is at 22.43.
  • Based on the Enterprise Value to EBITDA ratio, ACLS is valued cheaper than 93.40% of the companies in the same industry.
  • Based on the Price/Free Cash Flow ratio, ACLS is valued cheaply inside the industry as 81.13% of the companies are valued more expensively.
  • The excellent profitability rating of ACLS may justify a higher PE ratio.

How do we evaluate the Health for NASDAQ:ACLS?

ChartMill assigns a proprietary Health Rating to each stock. The score is computed by evaluating various liquidity and solvency ratios and ranges from 0 to 10. NASDAQ:ACLS was assigned a score of 8 for health:

  • ACLS has an Altman-Z score of 7.57. This indicates that ACLS is financially healthy and has little risk of bankruptcy at the moment.
  • ACLS has a better Altman-Z score (7.57) than 71.70% of its industry peers.
  • ACLS has a debt to FCF ratio of 0.33. This is a very positive value and a sign of high solvency as it would only need 0.33 years to pay back of all of its debts.
  • ACLS has a better Debt to FCF ratio (0.33) than 82.08% of its industry peers.
  • ACLS has a Debt/Equity ratio of 0.05. This is a healthy value indicating a solid balance between debt and equity.
  • ACLS has a Debt to Equity ratio of 0.05. This is in the better half of the industry: ACLS outperforms 63.21% of its industry peers.
  • ACLS has a Current Ratio of 3.79. This indicates that ACLS is financially healthy and has no problem in meeting its short term obligations.
  • ACLS's Current ratio of 3.79 is fine compared to the rest of the industry. ACLS outperforms 63.21% of its industry peers.
  • ACLS has a Quick Ratio of 2.71. This indicates that ACLS is financially healthy and has no problem in meeting its short term obligations.

What does the Profitability looks like for NASDAQ:ACLS

Discover ChartMill's exclusive Profitability Rating, a proprietary metric that assesses stocks on a scale of 0 to 10. It takes into consideration various profitability ratios and margins, both in absolute terms and relative to industry peers. Notably, NASDAQ:ACLS has achieved a 8:

  • With an excellent Return On Assets value of 19.21%, ACLS belongs to the best of the industry, outperforming 92.45% of the companies in the same industry.
  • ACLS has a better Return On Equity (28.47%) than 86.79% of its industry peers.
  • ACLS has a better Return On Invested Capital (23.70%) than 93.40% of its industry peers.
  • The Average Return On Invested Capital over the past 3 years for ACLS is significantly above the industry average of 11.63%.
  • The last Return On Invested Capital (23.70%) for ACLS is above the 3 year average (22.37%), which is a sign of increasing profitability.
  • The Profit Margin of ACLS (21.78%) is better than 78.30% of its industry peers.
  • ACLS's Profit Margin has improved in the last couple of years.
  • The Operating Margin of ACLS (23.51%) is better than 78.30% of its industry peers.
  • In the last couple of years the Operating Margin of ACLS has grown nicely.

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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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