Kulicke Story

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KLIC -- USA Stock  

USD 30.55  0.37  1.20%

Kulicke And Soffa is scheduled to announce its earnings today. The next earnings report is expected on the 3rd of February 2021. Kulicke Net Income Per Employee is projected to decrease significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Net Income Per Employee was at 36,665. The current year Revenue Per Employee is expected to grow to about 286.8 K, whereas Average Assets are forecasted to decline to about 1.1 B. As many millenniums are trying to avoid technology space, it makes sense to go over Kulicke And Soffa a little further and try to understand its current market patterns.
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You think Kulicke (NASDAQ:KLIC) debt is an issue for investors?
The company currently holds 23.59 M in liabilities with Debt to Equity (D/E) ratio of 0.03, which may suggest the firm is not taking enough advantage from borrowing. Our trade recommendations module can be used to complement Kulicke And Soffa advice provided by average analyst sentiment. It analyzes the firm's potential to grow using fundamental, technical, data market data available at the time.
Kulicke financial leverage ratio helps determine the effect of debt on the overall profitability of the company. It measures the total debt position of Kulicke, including all of Kulicke's outstanding debt obligations, and compares it with the equity. In simple terms, the high financial leverage means the cost of production, together with running the business day-to-day, is high, whereas, lower financial leverage implies lower fixed cost investment in the business and generally considered by investors to be a good sign. So if creditors own a majority of Kulicke assets, the company is considered highly leveraged. Understanding the composition and structure of overall Kulicke debt and outstanding corporate bonds gives a good idea of how risky the capital structure of a business is and if it is worth investing in it. Please read more on our technical analysis page.

Understanding Kulicke Total Debt

Kulicke And Soffa liabilities are broken down into two parts on the balance sheet. These are short-term (or current) obligations and long-term debt. Kulicke And Soffa has to fulfill its short-term liabilities in this reporting year and should be no more than 12 months old. Long-term debt, on the other hand, is anything beyond the 12-month payment timeframe. Common short-term liabilities found on Kulicke balance sheet include debt obligations and money owed to different Kulicke vendors, workers, and loan providers. Below is the chart of Kulicke main long-term debt accounts currently reported on its balance sheet.
You can use Kulicke And Soffa financial leverage analysis tool to get a better grip on understanding its financial position

How important is Kulicke's Liquidity

Kulicke financial leverage refers to using borrowed capital as a funding source to finance Kulicke And Soffa ongoing operations. It is usually used to expand the firm's asset base and generate returns on borrowed capital. Kulicke financial leverage is typically calculated by taking the company's all interest-bearing debt and dividing it by total capital. So the higher the debt-to-capital ratio (i.e., financial leverage), the riskier the company. Please check the breakdown between Kulicke's total debt and its cash.

Exercise or conversion by Soloveizik Zamir Shai of tradable shares of Kulicke subject to Rule 16b-3

Legal trades by Kulicke insiders are very common, as founders, directors, or employees of any publicly traded firm often have stock or stock options. These trades are made public in the United States through the filing of Form 4 of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Below entry was recorded recently and is publicly available as an insider trade:
Kulicke insider trading alert for exercise of performance share units by Soloveizik Zamir Shai, Vice President, on 24th of November 2020. This event was filed by Kulicke Soffa Industries with SEC on 2020-11-24. Statement of changes in beneficial ownership - SEC Form 4 [view details]   
Note, although insider trading is legal, in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Germany, for mandatory reporting purposes, corporate insiders are defined as a company's officers, directors, and any beneficial owners of more than 10% of a class of the company's equity securities.

Is Kulicke valued fairly by the market?

The current rise in Kulicke And Soffa short term price appreciation may raise some interest from investors. The stock closed today at a share price of 31.27 on 1,619,058 in trading volume. The company directors and management have successfully maneuvered the firm at convenient times to take advantage of all market conditions in October. The stock standard deviation of daily returns for 30 days investing horizon is currently 2.33. The current volatility is consistent with the ongoing market swings in October 2020 as well as with Kulicke And Soffa unsystematic, company-specific events.

Asset Breakdown

203.4 M
Assets Non Current
Goodwill
948.8 M
Current Assets
Total Assets1.15 Billion
Current Assets948.76 Million
Assets Non Current203.42 Million
Goodwill114.33 Million
Tax Assets29.96 Million

Will Kulicke current rise continue?

Current treynor ratio indicator falls down to -1.85. Possible price jump? Kulicke And Soffa currently demonstrates below-verage downside deviation. It has Information Ratio of 0.08 and Jensen Alpha of 0.3. However, we do advice investors to further question Kulicke And Soffa expected returns to ensure all indicators are consistent with the current outlook about its relatively low value at risk.

Our Final Perspective on Kulicke

Whereas some other firms under the semiconductor equipment & materials industry are still a bit expensive, Kulicke may offer a potential longer-term growth to investors. With a relatively neutral outlook on the current economy, it is better to hold off any trading of Kulicke as the current risk-reward utility is not appealing enough. Please use our equity advice module to run different scenarios to ensure your current risk level and investment horizon are fully reflective of your current investing preferences in regards to Kulicke.

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