ACMR stock: buy or sell?

ACMR stock price: $58.71 -2.20% At close on May 15th, 2020

Updated on:
May 15th, 2020

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ACM Research eased -2.20% to $58.71 after reaching all time highs yesterday. Yesterday ACMR boosted an amazing 16.24%. On May/13 ACMR plunged a scary -11.48%.

ACM Research, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells single-wafer wet cleaning equipment for enhancing the manufacturing process and yield for integrated chips worldwide.

Should I buy ACMR stock?

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Currently, 2 buy setups match with ACM Research stock right now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highYes
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is ACM Research stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for ACMR stock for the last month.

ACMR stock analysis

Daily outlook

After climbing to all-time highs several times in past weeks, ACM Research eased -2.20% to $58.71.

ACM Research eased -2.20% to $58.71 after yesterday all time highs. On March ACMR price bounced up over the SMA of 200 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. On January, SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up triggering a rise of 45.83%. From a daily perspective, ACMR is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($34.57, on May 4th) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($60.38, yesterday) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top ACMR might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $60.38 or down under $34.57. Yesterday, ACMR hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on Tuesday tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

ACMR stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of ACM Research closed this week at $58.71 after topping to a new all time high ($60.38) and rocketed an astounding 25.83%.

Price pattern shows an uptrend with two rising tops and bottoms, and now finally trading above the $51.20 resistance. Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up late January, ACMR price climbed $22.62 per share (62.68%). Since early December 2019 when ACMR stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $43.29 (280.74%).

ACMR stock chart (weekly)

ACMR stock price history

ACMR IPO was on November 3rd, 2017 at $8.17 per share1. Since then, ACMR stock surged a 618.60%, with an average of 309.30% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in ACMR stock in 2017, it would worth $6,186.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

ACMR stock historical price chart

ACMR stock reached all-time highs yesterday with a price of $60.38.

ACMR stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price target for ACM Research stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

, ACM Research reported its latest financial data, posting an exceptional gain for the Earnings per Share (EPS) ratio. Experts expected $0.10 per share, but ACM Research posted $0.16.
ACMR earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2016-Q4-n/a0.06n/a
2017-Q2-n/a-0.18n/a
2017-Q3-n/a-0.06n/a
2017-Q42018-03-050.130.2376.9%
2018-Q12018-05-08-0.1-0.04n/a
2018-Q22018-08-070.150.1926.7%
2018-Q32018-11-070.050.21320.0%
2018-Q42019-03-060.10.1660.0%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, ACM Research annual revenues skyrocketed an astounding 104.47% to $74.64 M USD from $36.51 marked in 2017. Similarly, its profit margin (compared to revenues) rose to 8.81%, that is $6.57 million.

ACMR annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2015$31 M-$5.38 M17.2%-
2016$27 M-12.29%$1.03 M3.8%-80.84%
2017$37 M33.37%$-0.32 M-0.9%-130.84%
2018$75 M104.47%$6.57 M8.8%-2,167.30%

Quarterly financial results

ACM Research reported $20.85 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a -10.06% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $2.29 million with a profit margin of 10.97%. Profit margin slipped a -5.66% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 16.62%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, ACM Research sales marked a super good increase and climbed a 21.27%.
ACMR quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2016-Q4$14 M-$1.22 M8.4%-
2017-Q2$14 M-0.14%$-2.75 M-19.1%-325.41%
2017-Q3$5 M-66.08%$-0.96 M-19.5%-65.27%
2017-Q4$17 M251.50%$3.38 M19.7%-454.35%
2018-Q1$10 M-43.33%$-2.78 M-28.5%-182.15%
2018-Q2$21 M114.24%$3.22 M15.4%-215.65%
2018-Q3$23 M11.05%$3.85 M16.6%19.84%
2018-Q4$21 M-10.06%$2.29 M11.0%-40.67%

ACM Research ownership

Having a look at ACM Research ownership structure gives valuable information about the company and its governance (insider ownership) or the amount of investors that are on the short side.

ACM Research shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 36.02% of all shares.

In case of ACM Research stock, 19.11% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for ACMR stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

ACMR
Market cap$958.1 M
Total shares16.3 M
Float shares13.1 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)19.1%
  - Insider holdings (%)36.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

ACMR summary

Friday, May 15th, 2020
Open$57.00
Close$58.71
Day range$55.50 - $59.65
Previous close$60.03
Session gain-2.20%
Average true range$5.24
50d mov avg$34.12
100d mov avg$33.62
200d mov avg$24.09
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern lb02c

ACM Research performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. For ACM Research, the benchmark is made against .
Stock3m6m12m
ACMRACM Research50.15%307.14%205.15%

ACM Research competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as ACM Research competitor. This doesn't mean ACM Research does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.