Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACLS)

CAPS Rating: 2 out of 5

The Company designs, manufactures and services ion implantation, dry strip, thermal processing and curing equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips.

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Member Avatar dunloggin (67.44) Submitted: 3/6/2014 12:27:28 PM : Outperform Start Price: $2.28 ACLS Score: -13.66

Revenue growth expected to be higher than in 2013, analysts have this in the 3-3.50 range for share price.

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Member Avatar Gainster (49.82) Submitted: 9/9/2013 12:09:23 PM : Outperform Start Price: $2.18 ACLS Score: -23.77

A lot of top insider buying and options activity that points to a much higher share price.
The industry is heading for an up cycle.
Profitability projected to be restored in Q4 13.
Relatively close to book value, but their IP (800+ patents) are not included in the book value. Thus there should be little downside risk.

I got inspired by this very thorough research:
http://seekingalpha.com/article/1677512-axcelis-technologies-at-an-inflection-point-with-catalysts-for-accelerated-earnings?source=yahoo

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Member Avatar rknapton (< 20) Submitted: 7/23/2013 8:22:55 PM : Underperform Start Price: $1.92 ACLS Score: +7.71

Short. Semiconductor equipment. Revs down 26% Operating losses worsening.

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Member Avatar ecarleton (72.51) Submitted: 9/29/2012 10:13:10 AM : Outperform Start Price: $1.06 ACLS Score: +63.87

Bottom here as business looks poised to sustain with moderate increase in revs

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Member Avatar Tyrone85 (86.36) Submitted: 7/31/2012 10:02:09 AM : Outperform Start Price: $0.87 ACLS Score: +102.77

cheap , yrs low, 30 % return in 12 mo. buy

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Member Avatar Aubrey3 (< 20) Submitted: 9/6/2011 7:48:05 PM : Outperform Start Price: $1.31 ACLS Score: -6.90

ACLS has shown some signs that it is picking up. It underperformed most of the year with weak profits and slow sells. ACLS's second quarter ended well with better than expected profits. Revenues and EPS exceeded the high end of guidance, and the gross margin improved significantly. ACLS seems to be coming back the game. The stock is trading at less than it was when the company was posting significant quarterly losses and now has double the revenues it had just a year ago.

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Member Avatar kylehusky (23.41) Submitted: 6/30/2011 10:58:26 PM : Outperform Start Price: $1.67 ACLS Score: -25.46

Get to know this small cap since I am in Boston and my close friend work there.

ACLS is a semi-conductor materials company here in the Boston area. It is a turn-around story since it has changed from a bad earning to good earnings.

However, this is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.9). It's been a rough year for the stock, losing 50% since the beginning of this year.

Now the stock is undervalued, this stock is a peripheral to ride the tech sector.

LONG ACLS

nalysts expect Axcelis to earn $0.11 per share in 2011 (15x P/E) and $0.24 in 2012 (7x). The company has $45 million of net cash and $210 million of tangible book value. CEO Mary Puma recently claimed that "Axcelis is off to a solid start in 2011," but Mr. Market apparently disagrees. In fact, some may question Ms. Puma's nearly decade-long stewardship of the company due to a long record of shareholder value destruction.

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Member Avatar mlkr (< 20) Submitted: 5/11/2011 12:29:42 PM : Outperform Start Price: $1.90 ACLS Score: -38.68

Recent pull back overdone by shorties!

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Member Avatar zoodiverse (< 20) Submitted: 2/2/2011 2:53:10 PM : Outperform Start Price: $2.78 ACLS Score: -79.82

Got in at rock bottom pricing , theres nowhere left to go but up, next year will prevail

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Member Avatar poorbastard2011 (< 20) Submitted: 1/15/2011 1:28:48 PM : Outperform Start Price: $3.66 ACLS Score: -100.63

bye bye!

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Member Avatar pminthepm (< 20) Submitted: 1/12/2011 1:48:52 PM : Outperform Start Price: $3.52 ACLS Score: -98.99

ion implanters are in demand and there are only a few companies that make them
this down company may rise fron its ashes

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Member Avatar MstrGold (30.55) Submitted: 7/7/2010 4:53:50 AM : Underperform Start Price: $1.82 ACLS Score: +75.17

Company Profile:

Axcelis Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and services ion implantation, dry strip, and other processing equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Its products include a line of high energy, high current, and medium current ion implanters for various applications; and a line of single wafer implanters, known as the Optima platform, comprising the Optima HD, the Optima XE, and the Optima MD. The company also offers dry strip tools, including the Integra RS, which comprises paired-chamber process modules. In addition, it provides aftermarket services and support, including spare parts, equipment upgrades, maintenance services, and customer training. The company sells its equipment and services through direct sales force, distributors, and manufacturing representatives. Axcelis Technologies was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts.
web: www.axcelis.com

Financial metrics:
Price - $1,42
P/E - N/A
EPS - -0,57
P/BV - 0.72
Retained earnings - -$275M

Insider ownership (5% more owners)
1%

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Considered that this company has revenues, I think that the problem lies mainly within management, management of costs. It is not possible to have R&D and General administrative costs so that it eats into profit. Company is losing its shirt here.

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Member Avatar thestockstalker (< 20) Submitted: 6/7/2008 7:40:05 PM : Outperform Start Price: $5.90 ACLS Score: -119.82

Buyout interest...

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Member Avatar Dapperatom (< 20) Submitted: 5/14/2008 1:57:12 PM : Outperform Start Price: $5.80 ACLS Score: -113.62

I like the below $10 price and its potential for a good return.

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Member Avatar dontwannabebroke (< 20) Submitted: 5/8/2008 2:35:28 PM : Underperform Start Price: $5.53 ACLS Score: +114.23

This company is a joke. Management has their heads up their ass.

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Member Avatar corrupt1 (< 20) Submitted: 3/21/2007 11:18:12 PM : Outperform Start Price: $7.83 ACLS Score: -124.90

w-a-f-g !

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Member Avatar GreatHat (< 20) Submitted: 3/5/2007 11:46:49 AM : Outperform Start Price: $7.30 ACLS Score: -128.52

The near term trend is to outperform.

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Member Avatar jdjinn (< 20) Submitted: 2/22/2007 12:43:41 AM : Underperform Start Price: $7.66 ACLS Score: +122.18

cycling down

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Member Avatar felix05 (< 20) Submitted: 2/13/2007 10:45:11 AM : Outperform Start Price: $7.40 ACLS Score: -123.30

Service, as long as the service is good and the product is good theyy will do very well.

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Member Avatar rch3278 (61.21) Submitted: 11/27/2006 6:21:17 PM : Outperform Start Price: $6.51 ACLS Score: -125.63

have followed this stock since its conception, recieved 1200 shares when etn split it off. sold most of it at around 14 to 17. have bought it several times since and played it for small gains. own 2000 shares right now, bought at 6.55 today, looking for sector to go up 2 or three % in near future, maybe 10% over two months.

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