Amtech Systems Inc. (ASYS)’s Financial Results Comparing With Synopsys Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS)

Amtech Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:ASYS) and Synopsys Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) compete with each other in the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials sector. We will analyze and contrast their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Amtech Systems Inc. 6 0.46 N/A -0.19 0.00
Synopsys Inc. 125 6.15 N/A 3.91 33.95

Table 1 showcases the top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Amtech Systems Inc. and Synopsys Inc.


Table 2 has Amtech Systems Inc. and Synopsys Inc.’s return on equity, net margins and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amtech Systems Inc. 0.00% -12.8% -8.2%
Synopsys Inc. 0.00% 16.9% 9.9%

Volatility and Risk

A beta of 2.18 shows that Amtech Systems Inc. is 118.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. Competitively, Synopsys Inc.’s 27.00% volatility makes it more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500, because of the 1.27 beta.


2.9 and 2.4 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Amtech Systems Inc. Its rival Synopsys Inc.’s Current and Quick Ratios are 0.9 and 0.9 respectively. Amtech Systems Inc. has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than Synopsys Inc.

Analyst Ratings

The Recommendations and Ratings for Amtech Systems Inc. and Synopsys Inc. are featured in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amtech Systems Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Synopsys Inc. 0 1 2 2.67

On the other hand, Synopsys Inc.’s potential upside is 11.44% and its consensus price target is $151.25.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Roughly 61.3% of Amtech Systems Inc. shares are held by institutional investors while 94.6% of Synopsys Inc. are owned by institutional investors. About 1.76% of Amtech Systems Inc.’s share are held by insiders. On the other hand, insiders held about 0.3% of Synopsys Inc.’s shares.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Amtech Systems Inc. -1.18% 2.44% -9.68% 16.9% 4.81% 29.8%
Synopsys Inc. -3.53% 1.01% 10.55% 43.63% 48.62% 57.6%

For the past year Amtech Systems Inc. has weaker performance than Synopsys Inc.


Synopsys Inc. beats Amtech Systems Inc. on 8 of the 9 factors.

Amtech Systems, Inc. manufactures and sells capital equipment and related consumables for use in fabricating solar cells, LED, and semiconductor devices primarily in the United States, Asia, Europe, and internationally. It operates in three segments: Solar, Semiconductor, and Polishing. The Solar segment supplies thermal processing systems, including diffusion, plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition, and atomic layer deposition systems; and automation equipment comprising mass wafer transfer systems, sorters, long-boat transfer systems, load station elevators, buffers, and conveyers, as well as related parts and services. The Semiconductor segment designs, manufactures, sells, and services thermal processing equipment, including solder reflow equipment and related controls for use by various semiconductor manufacturers, as well as in electronics assembly for automotive and other industries. Its products include horizontal and vertical diffusion furnaces used to produce semiconductors, silicon wafers, and microelectromechanical systems, as well as lapping equipment, polishing templates and wafer insert carriers, mass wafer transfer systems, loaders, and sorters. The Polishing segment provides 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 computer hard disks under the PR Hoffman brand name. 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 based in Tempe, Arizona.

Synopsys, Inc. provides electronic design automation (EDA) software products used to design and test integrated circuits (ICs). It offers Galaxy Design platform that provides IC design solutions; Verification Continuum Platform, which offers virtual prototyping, static and formal verification, simulation, emulation, field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based prototyping, and debug solutions; and FPGA design products that are programmed to perform specific functions. The company also provides DesignWare intellectual property (IP) solutions for USB, PCI Express, DDR, Ethernet, SATA, MIPI, HDMI, and Bluetooth low energy applications; analog IP, including data converters and audio codecs; and system-on-chip infrastructure IP, datapath and building block IP, and verification IP products, as well as mathematical and floating point components, and ARM AMBA interconnect fabric and peripherals. In addition, it offers logic libraries and embedded memories; configurable processor cores and application-specific instruction-set processor tools for embedded applications; IP subsystems for audio, sensor, and data fusion functionality; and security IP solutions. Further, the company provides Platform Architect tools for SoC architecture analysis and optimization; virtual prototyping solutions for creating virtual prototypes and virtualizer development kits; physical prototyping solutions consisting of HAPS hardware and HAPS protocompiler tools; and hybrid prototyping solutions, as well as a series of tools used in the design of optical systems and photonic devices. Additionally, it offers software quality and security testing tools that help companies reduce the risk of defects and vulnerabilities in development, as well as across the software supply chain; manufacturing solutions that enable semiconductor manufacturers to develop fabrication processes; and professional services and others. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

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