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Shares of Photronics Rank the Highest in Terms of Projected Earnings Growth in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry (PLAB, RTEC, LRCX, KLAC, ENTG)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Semiconductor Equipment industry with the highest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Photronics ranks highest with a projected earnings growth of 197.9%. Following is Rudolph Technologies with a projected earnings growth of 163.2%. Lam Research ranks third highest with a projected earnings growth of 20.5%.

Kla-Tencor follows with a projected earnings growth of 17.5%, and Entegris rounds out the top five with a projected earnings growth of 17.4%.

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