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Photronics Inc has the Highest P/E Ratio in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry (PLAB, CCMP, FORM, ENTG, KLAC)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Semiconductor Equipment industry with the highest price to earnings (P/E) ratios. P/E is an important valuation tool when comparing companies in the same industry. A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of net income, so the stock is more expensive compared to one with a lower P/E ratio.

Photronics Inc ranks highest with a a P/E ratio of 76.81. Following is Cabot Microelec with a a P/E ratio of 59.61. Formfactor Inc ranks third highest with a a P/E ratio of 50.11.

Entegris Inc follows with a a P/E ratio of 41.14, and Kla-Tencor Corp rounds out the top five with a a P/E ratio of 23.55.

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