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C
KLA-Tencor Corp (KLAC)
Technology | Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
CEO: Richard P. Wallace
Employees: 5580
kla-tencor.com
FACTOR RANKINGSFACTOR SCREENER 
Pure Value Rank323Dividend Rank199
Moat Rank270Financial Strength Rank197
Growth Rank428Momentum Rank33
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
Dividend Yield2.08%
Payout Ratio36.16%
3 yr Dividend Growth9.14%
VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratio17.05x
P/B Ratio13.99x
P/S Ratio4.64x
EV/EBITDA Ratio12.21x
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Piotroski F-Score8
Debt-to-Equity258%
Interest Coverage10.41x
MOAT
ROE115.95%
ROIC74.85%
Net Margin23.58%
GROWTH
5 yr EPS Growth-0.74%
5 yr SPS Growth-1.23%
5 yr BPS Growth-23.73%
KLA-Tencor Corp's stock has climbed 44% over the last year, earning it a strong Momentum Rank
 tickrz summary
KLA-Tencor Corp receives a C ranking in our proprietary ranking system that combines valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.
 value
 pure value ranking Warren Buffett ranking
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. KLA-Tencor Corp's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 17.1x, a P/B ratio of 14x, a P/S ratio of 4.6x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 12.2x. KLA-Tencor Corp ranks 323 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively weak score.KLA-Tencor Corp ranks 405 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a weak score, meaning it ranks poorly on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, KLA-Tencor Corp is probably not for you.

 quality
 moat financial strength
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is average. Our analysis of its moat reveals neither a durable moat or enduring competitive advantages.KLA-Tencor Corp has a Piotroski F Score of 8 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 10.41x, a debt/equity ratio of 258% and a Moat Rank of 270 translate to an average Financial Strength score.


 momentum
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 43.77% over the last 12 months. This performance is strong compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 33. KLA-Tencor Corp's strong 12 month stock performance will appeal to momentum investors.

 yield
 value + yield
Shares currently yield 2.08%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, KLA-Tencor Corp ranks 199 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will probably want to look elsewhere.

 growth
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value places it among the bottom third of S&P500 companies. Its -0.7% 5 year annualized EPS growth, -1.2% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of -23.7% speak to its relatively poor ranking.

KLA-Tencor Corp (KLAC)
Technology | Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
CEO: Richard P. Wallace
Employees: 5580
kla-tencor.com


tickrz rank
C

VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratio17.05x
P/B Ratio13.99x
P/S Ratio4.64x
EV/EBITDA Ratio12.21x
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
Dividend Yield2.08%
Payout Ratio36.16%
3 yr Dividend Growth9.14%
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Piotroski F-Score8
Debt-to-Equity258%
Interest Coverage10.41x
MOAT
ROE115.95%
ROIC74.85%
Net Margin23.58%
GROWTH
5 yr EPS Growth-0.74%
5 yr SPS Growth-1.23%
5 yr BPS Growth-23.73%

TICKRZ RANK
KLA-Tencor Corp receives a C ranking in our proprietary ranking system that combines valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.

PURE VALUE
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. KLA-Tencor Corp's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 17.1x, a P/B ratio of 14x, a P/S ratio of 4.6x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 12.2x. KLA-Tencor Corp ranks 323 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively weak score.

WARREN BUFFETT RANKING
KLA-Tencor Corp ranks 405 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a weak score, meaning it ranks poorly on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, KLA-Tencor Corp is probably not for you.

MOAT
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is average. Our analysis of its moat reveals neither a durable moat or enduring competitive advantages.

FINANCIAL STRENGTH
KLA-Tencor Corp has a Piotroski F Score of 8 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 10.41x, a debt/equity ratio of 258% and a Moat Rank of 270 translate to an average Financial Strength score.

MOMENTUM
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 43.77% over the last 12 months. This performance is strong compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 33. KLA-Tencor Corp's strong 12 month stock performance will appeal to momentum investors.

VALUE + YIELD
Shares currently yield 2.08%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, KLA-Tencor Corp ranks 199 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will probably want to look elsewhere.

GROWTH
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value places it among the bottom third of S&P500 companies. Its -0.7% 5 year annualized EPS growth, -1.2% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of -23.7% speak to its relatively poor ranking.