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Photronics Inc (PLAB) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on October 31, 2017

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Photronics Inc (PLAB) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on October 31, 2017. Photronics Inc is principally engaged in manufacturing photomasks which are used as masters to transfer circuit patterns onto semiconductor wafers and flat panel substrates. Photronics Inc has a market cap of $610.130 million; its shares were traded at around $8.85 with a P/E ratio of 44.25 and P/S ratio of 1.42.


For the last quarter Photronics Inc reported a revenue of $121.0 million, compared with the revenue of $107.4 million during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $450.7 million, a decrease of 6.8% from the previous year. For the last five years Photronics Inc had an average revenue growth rate of 1.6% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was 19 cents for the year, a decline of 70.3% from the previous year. Over the last five years Photronics Inc had an average EPS decline of 3.9% a year. The Photronics Inc had an operating margin of 7.07%, compared with the operating margin of 10.85% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of Photronics Inc is 8.27%. The profitability rank of the company is 5 (out of 10).

At the current stock price of $8.85, Photronics Inc is traded at 19.9% premium to its historical median P/S valuation band of $7.38. The P/S ratio of the stock is 1.42, while the historical median P/S ratio is 1.19. The stock lost 24.24% during the past 12 months.

CFO Recent Trades:

  • SVP & CFO John P Jordan bought 1,000 shares of PLAB stock on 12/05/2017 at the average price of $9. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.67% since.
  • SVP & CFO John P Jordan bought 1,000 shares of PLAB stock on 12/01/2017 at the average price of $9.5. The price of the stock has decreased by 6.84% since.
  • Former SVP & CFO Sean T Smith sold 12,500 shares of PLAB stock on 12/04/2017 at the average price of $9.43. The price of the stock has decreased by 6.15% since.
  • Former SVP & CFO Sean T Smith sold 25,000 shares of PLAB stock on 11/24/2017 at the average price of $9.19. The price of the stock has decreased by 3.7% since.

Directors and Officers Recent Trades:

  • VP, General Counsel & Secy Richelle E Burr sold 4,000 shares of PLAB stock on 12/11/2017 at the average price of $9. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.67% since.
  • VP, Chief Technology Officer Christopher J Progler sold 4,000 shares of PLAB stock on 12/01/2017 at the average price of $9.55. The price of the stock has decreased by 7.33% since.

For the complete 20-year historical financial data of PLAB, click here.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.