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Love or Hate: Nanometrics (NASDAQ: NANO)

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Nanometrics is part of the technology sector and is part of the semiconductors industry. The company CEO is Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre. Nanometrics Inc along with its subsidiaries provides process control metrology and inspection systems used in the fabrication of integrated circuits, high-brightness light-emitting diode, discrete components and data storage devices.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The NANO stock showed a previous change of -3.93% with an open at 29.51 and a close of 28.83. It reached an intraday high of 29.54 and a low of 27.96.

SeekingAlpha:  Nanometrics Incorporated (NANO) CEO Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $698.1m with 24.2m shares outstanding, of which the float is 19.0m shares. Trading volume reached 341,733 shares compared to its average volume of 175,175 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Nanometrics shares returned -7.27% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 7.06%. Over three months, it changed -12.13%. In one year it has changed 11.01% and within that year its 52-week high was 48.26 and its 52-week low was 24.16. NANO stock is 19.33% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 34.66 and a 50 day moving average of 29.16. Currently NANO stock is trading -16.83% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Nanometrics Incorporated (NANO) CEO Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.17 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 24.64. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.39. The TTM EPS is 2.38, which comes to a TTM PE of 12.11.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.53
09-30-2018:  0.47
06-30-2018:  0.71
03-31-2018:  0.67

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 60.70, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 52.51%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 133.30% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 1.72

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 19.95%, return on assets is 16.73%, profit margin is 18.43%, price-to-sales is 2.94 and price-to-book is 2.56.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 5  :Valuation Score
 5  :Past Performance Score
 6  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 4  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.