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Applied Materials GF Value Rank

: 7 (As of Today)
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Applied Materials has the GF Value Rank of 7.

The GF Value Rank is determined by the price-to-GF-Value (P/GF Value) ratio, a proprietary metric calculated based on historical multiples along with an adjustment factor based on a company's past returns and growth and future estimates of the business' performance.

GuruFocus found that for valuation, we cannot simply give stocks a better GF Value rank simply because they have a lower P/GF Value ratio. Backtesting shows that over the long term, the two worst-performing groups are the most expensive group (with the highest P/GF Value ratio) and the least expensive group (with the lowest P/GF Value ratio).

We can understand why the most expensive group underperforms. We were initially puzzled by the underperformance of the least expensive group, but we realized there is a reason why some stocks are super cheap. If they look too undervalued, it is often because the businesses behind them are poor quality. The market realized this and gave them low valuations. In a way, the market is efficient.

After multiple backtesting analyses, we granted the stocks in third-cheapest percentile the highest GF Value rank, as they have performed the best over a full market cycle. Stock performance is actually not as sensitive to valuation as it is to growth and profitability. On average, the companies in the 20%-50% valuation groups have similar performances. Therefore, we should avoid the most expensive and the least expensive stocks. We can be more tolerant of valuation.

Please click GF Score to see more details on the GF Score's 5 Key Aspects of Analysis.

Competitive Comparison

For the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials subindustry, Applied Materials's GF Value Rank, along with its competitors' market caps and GF Value Rank data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Applied Materials GF Value Rank Distribution

For the Semiconductors industry and Technology sector, Applied Materials's GF Value Rank distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Applied Materials's GF Value Rank falls into.

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Applied Materials Business Description

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3050 Bowers Avenue, P.O. Box 58039, Santa Clara, CA, USA, 95052-8039
Applied Materials is the world's largest supplier of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, providing materials engineering solutions to help make nearly every chip in the world. The firm's systems are used in nearly every major process step with the exception of lithography. Key tools include those for chemical and physical vapor deposition, etching, chemical mechanical polishing, wafer- and reticle-inspection, critical dimension measurement, and defect-inspection scanning electron microscopes.
Hill Brice officer: SVP, CFO 2100 LOGIC DRIVE SAN JOSE CA 95124
Borkar Rani director C/O APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. 3050 BOWERS AVE, PO BOX 58039 SANTA CLARA CA 95052
Mcgill Yvonne director ONE DELL WAY ROUND ROCK TX 78682
Mcgregor Scott A director 5300 CALIFORNIA AVENUE IRVINE CA 92617
Raja Prabu G. officer: SVP, Semi. Products Group C/O APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. 3050 BOWERS AVENUE, P.O. BOX 58039 SANTA CLARA CA 95052
Ghanayem Steve G. officer: SVP, New Mrkts & Alliances Grp C/O APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. 3050 BOWERS AVENUE, P.O. BOX 58039 SANTA CLARA CA 95052
Durn Daniel officer: Senior VP C/O APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. 3050 BOWERS AVENUE, P.O. BOX 58039 SANTA CLARA CA 95052-8039
Ma Adrianna director 10375 RICHMOND AVENUE SUITE 1910 HOUSTON TX 77042
Chen Xun director 35 DORY RD. GLOUCESTER MA 01930
Thakur Randhir officer: EVP & GM, Silicon Systems C/O APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. 3050 BOWERS AVENUE, P.O. BOX 58039 SANTA CLARA CA 95052-8039
Dickerson Gary E director, officer: President and CEO
Nalamasu Omkaram officer: Senior VP, CTO C/O APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. 3050 BOWERS AVENUE, P.O. BOX 58039 SANTA CLARA CA 95052-8039
Addiego Ginetto officer: SVP, Engineering 4000 NORTH FIRST STREET SAN JOSE CA 95134

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