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Applied Materials, Inc. Message Board

  • maveric_trader1 maveric_trader1 Jul 25, 2012 9:35 PM Flag

    orders exceeded supply for March, April and May 2012

    SEMI, the North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry, reports that equipment orders exceeded supply for March, April and May 2012, at book-to-bill ratios of 1.12, 1.10 and 1.05 respectively. Applied Materials (NASDAQ: AMAT), the leading semiconductor chip-making equipment company, is taking full advantage of this industry upturn. The company has developed chip-making equipment that builds chips in a pyramid stair-step configuration to hold a terabyte of information, which is equal to 1,000 gigabytes. Applied Materials sells this chip making equipment to companies like Intel (NASDAQ: INTC).

    Applied Materials has strong financials with cash of $2.17 billion exceeding their debt of $1.95 billion. The company has a trailing P/E of 10.3 and a future P/E of 9.93, making it a relatively inexpensive stock. The stock closed on Friday at $10.51 per share.

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