Comparing IHI CORP/ADR (IHICY) and ACM Research (ACMR)

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IHI CORP/ADR (OTCMKTS:IHICY) and ACM Research (NASDAQ:ACMR) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

11.9% of ACM Research shares are held by institutional investors. 51.9% of ACM Research shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

IHI CORP/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. ACM Research does not pay a dividend. IHI CORP/ADR pays out 62.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares IHI CORP/ADR and ACM Research’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IHI CORP/ADR 0.69% 3.32% 0.71%
ACM Research 10.81% 22.42% 12.57%

Volatility and Risk

IHI CORP/ADR has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ACM Research has a beta of -0.62, meaning that its share price is 162% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares IHI CORP/ADR and ACM Research’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IHI CORP/ADR $14.36 billion 0.31 $74.61 million $0.16 45.15
ACM Research $36.51 million 3.66 -$310,000.00 $0.19 50.00

IHI CORP/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than ACM Research. IHI CORP/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ACM Research, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for IHI CORP/ADR and ACM Research, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IHI CORP/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
ACM Research 0 0 3 0 3.00

ACM Research has a consensus price target of $18.50, suggesting a potential upside of 94.74%. Given ACM Research’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe ACM Research is more favorable than IHI CORP/ADR.

Summary

ACM Research beats IHI CORP/ADR on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About IHI CORP/ADR

IHI Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells machinery and equipment in Japan, the Americas, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. It offers boilers, environment responsive systems, components for nuclear power plants, and facilities for nuclear fuel cycle plants, as well as gas turbine/diesel engines/gas engines. The company also provides LNG receiving terminals and storage tanks; equipment for plants; and engineering, procurement, construction, and start-up services for process and pharmaceutical plants. In addition, it offers bridges, water gates, and steel structures; shield tunneling machines, concrete construction materials, and transportation systems; and security and environmental monitoring systems, as well as constructs and refurbishes offshore structures. Further, the company provides air and process gas compressors, separators, and cryogenic products; lubricating systems; turbochargers for vehicles and ships; parking and logistics systems; materials handling systems; steelmaking equipment, such as industrial furnaces and stepping cylinders; heat and surface treatment equipment, factory automation systems, slitters, rubber and film calender lines, pulp and paper machinery, and grid scale energy storage systems; and agricultural machines, motors, and lawn mowers. Additionally, it offers aero engines and air traffic control systems; and rockets, rocket and satellite propulsion systems, systems for satellites, space station-related equipment, ground test facilities, sample containers, etc., as well as engage in real estate rental and sales business. The company was formerly known as Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. and changed its name to IHI Corporation in 2007. IHI Corporation was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About ACM Research

ACM Research, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells single-wafer wet cleaning equipment for enhancing the manufacturing process and yield for integrated chips worldwide. It offers space alternated phase of megasonic waves to deliver megasonic energy to flat and patterned wafer surfaces in a uniform manner on a microscopic level; timely energized bubble oscillation cleaning equipment for conventional two-dimensional and three-dimensional patterned wafers at advanced process nodes; and custom-made wafer assembly and packaging equipment. The company markets and sells its products under the Ultra C brand name through direct sales force and third-party representatives. ACM Research, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.

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