ACM Research (NASDAQ:ACMR) versus Bodycote (NASDAQ:BYPLF) Head-To-Head Review

ACM Research (NASDAQ:ACMR) and Bodycote (OTCMKTS:BYPLF) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for ACM Research and Bodycote, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ACM Research 0 0 4 0 3.00
Bodycote 0 0 0 0 N/A

ACM Research currently has a consensus target price of $20.75, suggesting a potential upside of 41.45%. Given ACM Research’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe ACM Research is more favorable than Bodycote.

Risk & Volatility

ACM Research has a beta of -0.54, meaning that its share price is 154% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bodycote has a beta of 0.48, meaning that its share price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares ACM Research and Bodycote’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ACM Research 13.16% 26.29% 13.45%
Bodycote N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

12.3% of ACM Research shares are held by institutional investors. 43.5% of ACM Research shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ACM Research and Bodycote’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ACM Research $74.64 million 2.80 $6.57 million $0.55 26.67
Bodycote $814.32 million 2.48 N/A N/A N/A

ACM Research has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Bodycote.


ACM Research beats Bodycote on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

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 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.

About Bodycote

Bodycote plc provides thermal processing services worldwide. The company operates in two business areas, Aerospace, Defence & Energy; and Automotive & General Industrial. It offers heat treatment services, including altering the microstructure of metals and alloys, such as steel and aluminum to impart properties comprising surface hardness, temperature resistance, ductility, and strength; metal joining services consisting of electron beam welding, and vacuum and honeycomb brazing; and Hot isostatic pressing (HIP) services, including HIP product fabrication, isostatic pressing, and HIP supporting services. The company also provides surface technologies, which are used to prolong the working life of components and protect from environmental factors, such as corrosion and abrasion. Its surface technologies include specialized plasma spray, high velocity oxygen fuel, and thermo-chemically formed coatings to enhance wear resistance. It serves aerospace and defense, energy, automotive, and general industrial markets. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Macclesfield, the United Kingdom.

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