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Photronics (PLAB) earnings: expect -1% revenue decline

Carla Olson | 12:36 pm ET, 17 May 2019

Photronics (PLAB) is announcing earnings on May 22 before market opening. We combed through analyst estimates to understand what the company revenue and earnings are predicted to look like.

What should you expect from the upcoming earnings?

Revenue for the next quarter is expected to be $130M, which implies a -1% growth rate year-over-year.

Earnings per share are expected to come in at $0.07. If this materializes, EPS will decline -53% year-over-year.

How did the stock do last month?

Over the last month, Photronics (PLAB) returned -1.89%.

What do analysts say about the stock?

Photronics (PLAB) average analyst price target is 51.69% above its current price ($8.90).

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Photronics, Inc. (PLAB) Buy or Sell Stock Guide

Updated at: 12:47 pm ET, 12 Oct 2019

Are you looking for the analysis of Photronics, Inc. (PLAB) stock? Are you wondering what the bulls and the bears say about it?

If so, you came to the right place. In this stock guide, we will share with you 3 reasons to buy and 5 reasons to sell PLAB stock. You’ll get a perspective on what the bulls and the bears say about it.

The analysis below may be also helpful to you if you have any of the following questions about PLAB stock:

  • Is PLAB a buy or a sell?
  • Should I sell or hold PLAB stock today?
  • Is PLAB a good buy / investment?
  • What are PLAB analyst opinions, recommendations and ratings?

Let’s start with the bull case. Here are the reasons to buy PLAB stock:

1. PLAB Price/Book ratio is 0.93, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios. See PLAB forward Price/Book ratio chart.

2. PLAB Price/Sales ratio is 1.33, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See PLAB forward Price/Sales ratio chart.

3. PLAB average analyst rating is Buy. See PLAB analyst rating chart.

Now that you understand the bull case, let’s look at the reasons to sell PLAB stock (i.e., the bear case):

1. PLAB stock price ($10.89) is close to the 52-week high ($11.30). Perhaps now is a good time to sell? See PLAB price chart.

2. PLAB quarterly revenue growth was 1.30%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (4.03% and 3.68%, respectively). See PLAB revenue growth chart.

3. PLAB profitability is declining. The YoY profit margin change was -6.64 percentage points. See PLAB profitability chart.

4. PLAB PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 2.51, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See PLAB PEG chart.

5. PLAB short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 4.68. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See PLAB short interest ratio chart.

Now let's look at the key statistics for PLAB:

Metrics PLAB
Price $11.34
Average Price Target / Upside $11.67 / 2.96%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Industry Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
Sector Technology
Number of Employees 1,575
Market Cap $731.10M
Forward P/E Ratio 14.51
Price/Book Ratio 1.36
PEG 2.38
Revenue (TTM) $539.06M
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth 1.3%
Profit Margin 6.04%

What are your thoughts on PLAB?

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