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Amtech Systems, Inc is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. Amtech Systems shares (ASYS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Amtech Systems employs 296 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$65.5 million.

How to buy shares in Amtech Systems

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Amtech Systems. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ASYS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Amtech Systems reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$6.45, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Amtech Systems, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Amtech Systems. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Amtech Systems share price

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Amtech Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$6.45
52-week rangeUSD$3.55 - USD$7.96
50-day moving average USD$6.0953
200-day moving average USD$5.4679
Wall St. target priceUSD$6.5
PE ratio 45.8182
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.042

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Is it a good time to buy Amtech Systems stock?

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Amtech Systems price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $6.45 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-08) -2.57%
1 month (2020-12-16) 4.03%
3 months (2020-10-15) 1.90%
6 months (2020-07-15) 29.00%
1 year (2020-01-15) -13.42%
2 years (2019-01-15) 40.83%
3 years (2018-01-12) 10.7
5 years (2016-01-15) 22.62%

Is Amtech Systems under- or over-valued?

Valuing Amtech Systems stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Amtech Systems's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Amtech Systems's P/E ratio

Amtech Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 46x. In other words, Amtech Systems shares trade at around 46x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Amtech Systems's PEG ratio

Amtech Systems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.84. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Amtech Systems's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Amtech Systems's EBITDA

Amtech Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$810,000.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Amtech Systems's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Amtech Systems financials

Revenue TTM USD$65.5 million
Gross profit TTM USD$24.4 million
Return on assets TTM -0.15%
Return on equity TTM -4.62%
Profit margin -24.02%
Book value $5.797
Market capitalisation USD$86.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Amtech Systems shares

There are currently 16,858 Amtech Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Amtech Systems's "short interest". This figure is 92.1% up from 8,774 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Amtech Systems shares can be evaluated.

Amtech Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Amtech Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Amtech Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Amtech Systems shares traded daily (recently around 56193.333333333). Amtech Systems's SIR currently stands at 0.3. In other words for every 100,000 Amtech Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 300 shares are currently held short.

However Amtech Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Amtech Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Amtech Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Amtech Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Amtech Systems shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0015% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Amtech Systems shares, roughly 2 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Amtech Systems.

Find out more about how you can short Amtech Systems stock.

Amtech Systems share dividends

We're not expecting Amtech Systems to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Amtech Systems's shares ever split?

Amtech Systems's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 16 March 1999. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Amtech Systems shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Amtech Systems shares which in turn could have impacted Amtech Systems's share price.

Amtech Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Amtech Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.55 up to $7.96. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ASYS.US volatility(beta: 1.55)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Amtech Systems's is 1.5465. This would suggest that Amtech Systems's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Amtech Systems overview

Amtech Systems, Inc. manufactures and sells capital equipment and related consumables for use in fabricating silicon carbide (SiC), silicon power devices, analog and discrete devices, electronic assemblies, and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) worldwide. The company operates in Semiconductor and SiC/LED segments. The Semiconductor segment designs, manufactures, sells, and services thermal processing equipment, including solder reflow ovens, diffusion furnaces, and customer high-temp belt furnaces for use by semiconductor manufacturers, as well as in electronics, automotive and other industries; and wafer polishing equipment and related services. Its products include horizontal diffusion furnaces; and belt furnaces. The SiC/LED segment manufactures and sells consumables and machinery for lapping and polishing of materials, such as silicon wafers for semiconductor products; sapphire substrates for LED lighting and mobile devices; silicon carbide wafers for LED and power device applications; various glass and silica components for 3D image transmission; quartz and ceramic components for telecommunications devices; and medical device components, and optical and photonics applications. The company sells its products through sales personnel, as well as a network of independent sales representatives and distributors. The company was formerly known as Quartz Engineering & Materials, Inc. and changed its name to Amtech Systems, Inc. in 1987. Amtech Systems, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.

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