Reviewing Ichor Holdings Ltd. (ICHR)’s and Superconductor Technologies Inc. (:)’s results

This is a contrast between Ichor Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:ICHR) and Superconductor Technologies Inc. (:) based on their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation. The two companies are Semiconductor Equipment & Materials and they also compete with each other.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ichor Holdings Ltd. 823.61M 0.58 57.88M 2.57 6.38
Superconductor Technologies Inc. N/A 0.00 N/A -5.82 0.00

Table 1 showcases the top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Ichor Holdings Ltd. and Superconductor Technologies Inc.

Profitability

Table 2 hightlights the return on assets, return on equity and net margins of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ichor Holdings Ltd. 7.03% 32.2% 13.3%
Superconductor Technologies Inc. 0.00% -141.2% -120.8%

Liquidity

Ichor Holdings Ltd.’s Current Ratio is 2.4 while its Quick Ratio is 1. On the competitive side is, Superconductor Technologies Inc. which has a 8 Current Ratio and a 7.9 Quick Ratio. Superconductor Technologies Inc. is better positioned to pay off short and long-term obligations compared to Ichor Holdings Ltd.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Ichor Holdings Ltd. and Superconductor Technologies Inc. has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 0% and 13.2%. Insiders held 0.6% of Ichor Holdings Ltd. shares. On the other hand, insiders held about 3.46% of Superconductor Technologies Inc.’s shares.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Ichor Holdings Ltd. -9.73% 2.5% -26.65% -31.05% -34.85% -33.21%
Superconductor Technologies Inc. -7.19% -18.85% -29.86% -84.18% -84.65% -85.78%

For the past year Ichor Holdings Ltd. has stronger performance than Superconductor Technologies Inc.

Summary

Ichor Holdings Ltd. beats Superconductor Technologies Inc. on 9 of the 10 factors.

Ichor Holdings, Ltd. engages in the design, engineering, and manufacture of fluid delivery subsystems for semiconductor capital equipment in the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Malaysia. It primarily offers gas and chemical delivery subsystems that are used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices. The companyÂ’s gas delivery subsystems deliver, monitor, and control gases used in semiconductor manufacturing processes, such as etch and deposition; and chemical delivery subsystems blend and dispense the reactive liquid chemistries used in semiconductor manufacturing processes comprising electroplating and cleaning. It also manufactures components for fluid delivery systems. Ichor Holdings, Ltd. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.

Superconductor Technologies Inc. develops and commercializes high temperature superconductor materials and related technologies in the United States. It is involved in developing Conductus wire products for superconducting high power transmission cable, superconducting fault current limiters, and high field magnet applications. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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