Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries worldwide. It operates through three segments: Semiconductor Systems, Applied Global Services, and Display and Adjacent Markets. The Semiconductor Systems segment develops, manufactures, and sells a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips or integrated circuits. It offers products and technologies for transistor and interconnect fabrication, including epitaxy, ion implantation, oxidation and nitridation, rapid thermal processing, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, chemical mechanical planarization, and electrochemical deposition; patterning, selective removal, and packaging products and systems that enable the transfer of patterns onto device structures; and metrology, inspection, and review systems for front- and back-end-of-line applications. The Applied Global Services segment provides integrated solutions to optimize equipment and fab performance and productivity, including spares, upgrades, services, remanufactured earlier generation equipment, and factory automation software for semiconductor, display, and other products. The Display and Adjacent Markets segment offers products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays, organic light-emitting diodes, and other display technologies for TVs, personal computers, tablets, smart phones, and other consumer-oriented devices, as well as equipment for flexible substrates. The company serves manufacturers of semiconductor wafers and chips, liquid crystal and other displays, and other electronic devices. Applied Materials, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
Business Analysis of Applied Materials
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- Revenue Growth: Applied Materials reported a revenue growth of 12.1% year-on-year during 2016. Semiconductor Industry grew at 5.9% in the same period
- COGS share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Applied Materials spent 58.3% of its total revenues on COGS. Semiconductor industry average (COGS share of revenue) in the same period was 49.2%
- R&D share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Applied Materials spent 14.2% of its total revenues on R&D. Semiconductor industry average R&D spending in the same period was 18.4%
- SG&A share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Applied Materials spent 7.6% of its total revenues on Sales, Marketing, and General Administration (SG&A). Semiconductor industry average SG&A spending in the same period was 12.4%
- Inventory share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Applied Materials spent 18.9% of its total revenues on Inventories. Semiconductor industry average Inventory spending in the same period was 12.5%
- Accounts Payable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Applied Materials invested 20.8% of its total revenues on Accounts Payable (A/P) Semiconductor industry average Accounts Payable investment in the same period was 8.8%
- Accounts Receivable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Applied Materials invested 21.1% of its total revenues on Accounts Receivable (A/R). Semiconductor industry average Accounts Receivable investment in the same period was 12.3%
- PP&E share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Applied Materials invested 8.7% of its total revenues on Property, Plants, and Equipments (PP&E). Semiconductor industry average PPE investment in the same period was 36.5%
- Intangibles share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Applied Materials invested 35.9% of its total revenues on Intangibles. Semiconductor industry average Intangibles investment in the same period was 56.1%
- Net Margins: Applied Materials Net Margins in the year 2016 were 15.9%. Semiconductor industry average Net Margins in the same period were 11.6%
Sector and Industry Association of Applied Materials
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Applied Materials is associated with Technology Sector and Semiconductor Industry.
Technology sector is comprised of the following industries: Computers Systems and Peripherals; Software; Semiconductor; IT Consulting and Outsourcing Services; Networking Equipment and Services; Internet; Other. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:
- Computers Systems and Peripherals industry includes companies primarily engaged in manufacturing of personal computers, servers, mainframes, workstations, and other computer accessories and peripherals such as storage drives, mice, keyboards and printers. It also includes manufacturers of mobile phones and tablets.
- Software industry includes businesses providing software products such as operating systems, productivity suites, enterprise software, data and analysis software, advertising and marketing software, engineering and manufacturing software, networking software, and IT management software. It also includes companies providing industry-specific software focused on different sectors such as Financials, Automotive, Telecom, Utilities, Travel, Real Estate, Media, and Publishing.
- Semiconductor industry includes companies primarily engaged in manufacturing and distribution of semiconductor products such as microprocessors, chipsets, motherboards, flash memory, and wired and wireless connectivity products. It also includes companies that provide semiconductor equipment and services to the semiconductor industry.
- IT Consulting and Outsourcing Services industry includes companies primarily engaged in providing information technology consulting and outsourcing services to other businesses. The services include IT consulting, systems integration, application development and management, IT infrastructure management, and network operations management.
- Networking Equipment and Services industry includes companies primarily engaged in manufacturing and distribution of networking and communications equipment for transporting data, voice, and video traffic across intranets, extranets, and the Internet. The key products include routers and switches for local and wide-area networks, cable modems, teleconferencing equipment, and wireless access points.
- Internet industry includes Internet-based businesses providing products and services such as search engines, social networking, web hosting, email, domain name registration, and eCommerce. It also includes industry information/services portals focused on different sectors such as Financials, Automotive, Travel, Health, Real Estate, Media, and Publishing.
- Other industry includes companies providing products such as photocopiers, fax machines, point of sale machines, audio/video technologies, and video games. It also includes technology companies that are not part of other six technology industries.
Industry Ranking of Applied Materials
With $10.8 billion revenues, Applied Materials ranked number 6 of all the companies in the US Semiconductor industry. There were a total of 70 public companies in the US Semiconductor industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.
The top-10 companies in the US Semiconductor industry by revenues during 2016 were:
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