This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS - See his portfolio and get alerts BEFORE every trade. Learn more NOW!

8 Small-Cap Semiconductors With Upside: Analysts

4. Amtech Systems (ASYS - Get Report), operating through its wholly owned subsidiaries, engages in supplying horizontal diffusion furnace systems used for solar (photovoltaic) cell and semiconductor manufacturing. The company sells its products and services to the solar and semiconductor industries under the brand names Tempress Systems and Bruce Technologies.

Of the six analysts covering the stock, 83% recommend it as a buy and the remaining rate it as a hold. There are no sell ratings on the stock. Data from Bloomberg has analysts forecasting the stock up 44.4% to $31.1 in the next 12 months.

Net revenue generated during the second quarter of 2011 was $61.3 million, surging 281% from the year-ago quarter. Net income for the quarter stood at $7.5 million, or 77 cents per diluted share, as compared to $206,000, or 2 cents per share, in the year-ago period. On a sequential basis, solar revenue was up 16% with $60 million solar bookings, while the total order backlog was up 13%. As of March 31, 2011, total order backlog stood at $195 million vs. $173 million in 2010.

Heading into the third quarter, the company pegs revenue between $63 million and $66 million. Meanwhile, for full-year 2011, Amtech has raised revenue guidance to exceed $240 million from the earlier estimate of $230 million, representing a 100% increase from its 2010 levels.

5 of 8

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
ASYS $11.18 -0.18%
HIMX $6.33 -1.71%
OIIM $2.61 4.00%
PLAB $8.50 -2.07%
PSEM $15.47 -0.83%


DOW 17,776.12 -200.19 -1.11%
S&P 500 2,067.89 -18.35 -0.88%
NASDAQ 4,900.8850 -46.5560 -0.94%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs