The following are today's upgrades for Validea's Small-Cap Growth Investor model based on the published strategy of Motley Fool. This strategy looks for small cap growth stocks with solid fundamentals and strong price performance.
ACM RESEARCH INC (ACMR) is a small-cap growth stock in the Misc. Capital Goods industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Motley Fool changed from 63% to 76% based on the firm’s underlying fundamentals and the stock’s valuation. A score of 80% or above typically indicates that the strategy has some interest in the stock and a score above 90% typically indicates strong interest.
Company Description: Acm Research, Inc. develops, manufactures and sells single-wafer wet cleaning equipment, which semiconductor manufacturers uses in manufacturing steps to remove particles, contaminants and other random defects in fabricating integrated circuits, or chips. The Company's Ultra C equipment is designed to remove random defects from a wafer surface, even at an advanced process node (the minimum line width on a chip) of 22 nanometers (nm) or less. Its equipment is based on its Space Alternated Phase Shift (SAPS) and Timely Energized Bubble Oscillation (TEBO) technologies. Its SAPS technology uses alternating phases of megasonic waves to deliver megasonic energy to flat and patterned wafer surfaces in a uniform manner on a microscopic level. Its TEBO technology provides cleaning for both conventional two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) patterned wafers at advanced process nodes.
The following table summarizes whether the stock meets each of this strategy's tests. Not all criteria in the below table receive equal weighting or are independent, but the table provides a brief overview of the strong and weak points of the security in the context of the strategy's criteria.
|COMPARE SALES AND EPS GROWTH TO THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR:||PASS|
|CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS:||PASS|
|PROFIT MARGIN CONSISTENCY:||FAIL|
|R&D AS A PERCENTAGE OF SALES:||NEUTRAL|
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS:||PASS|
|INVENTORY TO SALES:||PASS|
|ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE TO SALES:||PASS|
|LONG TERM DEBT/EQUITY RATIO:||PASS|
|"THE FOOL RATIO" (P/E TO GROWTH):||PASS|
|AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING:||PASS|
|DAILY DOLLAR VOLUME:||PASS|
|INCOME TAX PERCENTAGE:||FAIL|
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