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Present Valuation: Nanometrics (NASDAQ: NANO)


Nanometrics is part of the semiconductors industry and is in the technology sector. 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 0.55% with an open at 32.53 and a close of 32.65. It reached an intraday high of 33.12 and a low of 32.25.

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The stock has a market cap of $801.1m with 24.5m shares outstanding, of which the float is 19.3m shares. Trading volume reached 248,086 shares compared to its average volume of 192,491 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 2.51% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -4.28%. Over three months, it changed 12.66%. In one year it has changed -18.74% and within that year its 52-week high was 48.26 and its 52-week low was 25.52. NANO stock is 27.94% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 31.73 and a 50 day moving average of 31.60. Currently NANO stock is trading 2.89% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.34 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 13.95. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.21. The TTM EPS is 2.38, which comes to a TTM PE of 13.72.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 04/30/2019): 0.12
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/05/2019): 0.49
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/30/2018): 0.47
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/31/2018): 0.72
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/01/2018): 0.67

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 51.00, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 35.98%.

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 1.59.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 15.86%, return on assets is 13.27%, profit margin is 14.39%, price-to-sales is 2.58 and price-to-book is 2.49.

Company Scores:

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

John Jones
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