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Photronics Inc

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Semiconductors & Related Devices

Mkt Cap

$1.698B

PE

12.33

Debt

$23.43M

Cash

$511.3M

EV

$1.21B

FCF

$172.5M

Market Cap

$1.698B

P/E Ratio

12.33

Debt

$23.43M

Cash

$511.3M

EV

$1.21B

FCF

$172.5M
Charts data: {"Earnings":[{"time":"2014-11-01","value":25996000},{"time":"2015-10-31","value":44625000},{"time":"2016-10-29","value":46200000},{"time":"2017-10-28","value":13130000},{"time":"2018-10-30","value":42055000},{"time":"2019-10-30","value":29793000},{"time":"2020-10-30","value":33820000},{"time":"2021-10-30","value":55449000},{"time":"2022-10-30","value":118786000},{"time":"2023-10-30","value":125485000}],"Sales":[{"time":"2014-11-01","value":455527000},{"time":"2015-10-31","value":524206000},{"time":"2016-10-29","value":483456000},{"time":"2017-10-28","value":450678000},{"time":"2018-10-30","value":535276000},{"time":"2019-10-30","value":550660000},{"time":"2020-10-30","value":609691000},{"time":"2021-10-30","value":663761000},{"time":"2022-10-30","value":824549000},{"time":"2023-10-30","value":892076000}],"Net Margins":[{"time":"2014-11-01","value":0.05706796743112922},{"time":"2015-10-31","value":0.08512874709560746},{"time":"2016-10-29","value":0.09556195393169181},{"time":"2017-10-28","value":0.029133882727801225},{"time":"2018-10-30","value":0.07856694490319013},{"time":"2019-10-30","value":0.05410416590999891},{"time":"2020-10-30","value":0.05547072205428651},{"time":"2021-10-30","value":0.08353759862360097},{"time":"2022-10-30","value":0.14406178407832645},{"time":"2023-10-30","value":0.1406662661028881}],"Assets":[{"time":"2014-11-01","value":1029183000},{"time":"2015-10-31","value":1045555000},{"time":"2016-10-29","value":988267000},{"time":"2017-10-28","value":1020794000},{"time":"2018-10-30","value":1110009000},{"time":"2019-10-30","value":1118665000},{"time":"2020-10-30","value":1188182000},{"time":"2021-10-30","value":1294202000},{"time":"2022-10-30","value":1315830000},{"time":"2023-10-30","value":1526221000}],"Stockholders Equity":[{"time":"2014-11-01","value":739494000},{"time":"2015-10-31","value":762066000},{"time":"2016-10-29","value":825474000},{"time":"2017-10-28","value":865295000},{"time":"2018-10-30","value":904569000},{"time":"2019-10-30","value":911092000},{"time":"2020-10-30","value":962266000},{"time":"2021-10-30","value":1000562000},{"time":"2022-10-30","value":1062089000},{"time":"2023-10-30","value":1275609000}],"ROE":[{"time":"2014-11-01","value":0.035153767305752315},{"time":"2015-10-31","value":0.05855792018014188},{"time":"2016-10-29","value":0.0559678439296695},{"time":"2017-10-28","value":0.015174015798080424},{"time":"2018-10-30","value":0.0464917546367386},{"time":"2019-10-30","value":0.032700320055493844},{"time":"2020-10-30","value":0.03514620697395523},{"time":"2021-10-30","value":0.055417855165397045},{"time":"2022-10-30","value":0.11184185129494797},{"time":"2023-10-30","value":0.0983726204503104}],"ROA":[{"time":"2014-11-01","value":0.04015806712703183},{"time":"2015-10-31","value":0.06908579653868041},{"time":"2016-10-29","value":0.06119196532920759},{"time":"2017-10-28","value":0.031218835533907918},{"time":"2018-10-30","value":0.06177517479588003},{"time":"2019-10-30","value":0.04659214331368193},{"time":"2020-10-30","value":0.05380320523286836},{"time":"2021-10-30","value":0.07881768070208514},{"time":"2022-10-30","value":0.18165948488786546},{"time":"2023-10-30","value":0.17687215678463342}]}

Photronics, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of photomask products and services in the United States, Taiwan, China, Korea, Europe, and internationally. The company offers photomasks that are used in the manufacture of integrated circuits and flat panel displays (FPDs); and to transfer circuit patterns onto semiconductor wafers, FDP substrates, and various types of electrical and optical components. It sells its products to semiconductor and FPD manufacturers, designers, and foundries, as well as to other high-performance electronics manufacturers through its sales personnel and customer service representatives. The company was formerly known as Photronic Labs, Inc. and changed its name to Photronics, Inc. in 1990. Photronics, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is based in Brookfield, Connecticut.

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Growth

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0%109887
+1%1110988
+2%13111098
+3%141311109
+4%1714121110
Years012345678910TV
FCF$172.5M$207.7M$246.6M$288.6M$332.7M$377.8M$422.6M$465.5M$504.8M$538.7M$565.6M$5.656B
DCF$180.6M$186.5M$189.7M$190.2M$187.9M$182.7M$175M$165M$153.1M$139.8M$1.398B
Value$3.149B

In the chart Earnings are multiplied by this value.

Earnings Growth 17%
Earnings Stability 43%


Competitiveness and MOAT

High margins render the company resilient under dire circumstances, hence able to drive competitors out or acquire them. ROE and ROA measure the average flow generated by each invested dollar. Their marginal value is a forecast of future growth, and it is considered by Buffett and Munger the most important single indicator.

Years10-201510-201610-201710-201810-201910-202010-202110-202210-2023TTM
Net Margin8.5%9.6%2.9%7.9%5.4%5.5%8.4%14%14%15%
ROA6.9%6.1%3.1%6.2%4.7%5.4%7.9%18%18%17%
ROE5.9%5.6%1.5%4.6%3.3%3.5%5.5%11%9.8%10%

What is the average Net Margin?

The average Net Margin over the past 5 years is +9.27%.

What is the trend of Net Margin?

The trend of Net Margin over the past 5 years is +1.74%.

What is the average Return on Assets (ROA)?

The average ROA over the past 5 years is +9.99%.

What is the trend of Return on Assets (ROA)?

The trend of ROA over the past 5 years is +2.87%.

What is the average Return on Equity (ROE)?

The average ROE over the past 5 years is +6.33%.

What is the trend of Return on Equity (ROE)?

The trend of ROE over the past 5 years is +1.48%.


Safety & Stabiliy

Being debt the number one cause of investment losses and company death, the ratio Debt/FCF is of utmost importance to guarantee safety. On the other hand the Graham’s stability measures the drawdown of earnings, hence indicating the reliability of the flow generated by the company.

Years10-201510-201610-201710-201810-201910-202010-202110-202210-2023TTM
Debt FCF6.791.0113.683.03-0.481.013.210.260.140.14
Debt Equity0.260.090.080.130.060.080.130.040.020.02
MIN
Graham Stability--34%100%88%100%100%100%100%34%

What is the Debt/FCF?

The Debt/FCF trailing twelve month is 0.14.

What is the trend of Debt/FCF?

The trend of Debt/FCF over the past 5 years is -0.29.

What is the Graham’s Stability?

Graham’s Stability measure stands at 0.34.


Growth

Growth can be dangerous when forecasting, simply projecting the current growth is in general wrong. A company passes through multiple phases, from being young and unprofitable, to the first periods of profitability and high growth, until it arrives at a period of regime with limited growth. Identifying in which phase the company is in may help forecasting.

Years10-201610-201810-202010-2022Trend
Revenue9.1%11%14%8.2%1.5%
Net Income15%24%55%5.6%2.2%
Stockholders Equity6.4%7.1%9.9%20%1%
FCF13%35%33%4.9%-29%

What is the 5 year Revenue CAGR?

The Revenue CAGR over the past 5 years is +10.76%.

What is the trend of Revenue growth?

The trend of Revenue growth rate over the past 5 years is +1.53%.

What is the 5 year Earnings CAGR?

The Earnings CAGR over the past 5 years is +24.44%.

What is the trend of Earnings growth?

The trend of Earnings growth rate over the past 5 years is +2.2%.

What is the 5 year Equity CAGR?

The Equity CAGR over the past 5 years is +7.12%.

What is the trend of Equity growth?

The trend of Equity growth rate over the past 5 years is +1.02%.

What is the 5 year FCF CAGR?

The FCF CAGR over the past 5 years is +35.09%.

What is the trend of FCF growth?

The trend of FCF growth rate over the past 5 years is -29.43%.