ASML Holding NV (ASML) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.13 EPS

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The Netherlands-based chip-making equipment manufacturer reported Q1 earnings per share (EPS) of €1.23, which was €0.31 better than the Wall Street consensus estimate of €0.92.

Looking ahead, ASML forecast Q2 revenues of €1.9 to €2.0 billion, which is in-line with the €1.97 billion that analysts are looking for. ASML Holding NV had a net margin of 21.62% and a return on equity of 16.76%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 45.8% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

In current time period from sell-side analysts, price to current year EPS stands at 7.30%, and moving forward with price to next year's EPS estimate is 22.08%.

ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) shares have been recently spotted -2.93% away from the 52-week high, and 44.15% away from the 52-week low mark. Stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 5 analysts of Thomson Reuters, 15 analysts given HOLD rating to the stock and 0 given UNDERPERFORM rating. The stock has a market cap of $56.17 billion, a P/E ratio of 33.72 and a beta of 1.23.

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Several other research firms have also recently commented on ASML. Buy rating has been given by 7 analysts to the company stock whereas 1 analyst given UNDERPERFORM rating to stock and 18 analysts given HOLD rating.

01/19/2017 - ASML Holding N.V. was downgraded to "neutral" by analysts at Citigroup. Pacific Crest reissued a "sector perform" rating on shares of ASML Holding NV in a research note on Monday, January 23rd.

There are 9 hold ratings, 8 buy ratings on the stock. ASML Holding NV's revenue was up 45.8% on a year-over-year basis. The stock's price is 130.03 and their relative strength index (RSI) stands at 50.96.

01/17/2017 - Credit Suisse began new coverage on ASML Holding N.V. giving the company a "neutral" rating. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership raised its position in ASML Holding NV by 89.2% in the fourth quarter. Finally, Cypress Wealth Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of ASML Holding NV by 3.1% in the fourth quarter.

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Moreover, ASML Holding had in January 2016 announced its intention to purchase up to Euro 1.5 billion of shares to be executed within the 2016-2017 time frame.

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ASML Holding has submitted a proposal to the 2017 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, that takes place on April 26th, 2017, to declare a dividend in respect of 2016 of EUR 1.20 per ordinary share (for a total amount of approximately EUR 515 million), compared with a dividend of EUR 1.05 per ordinary share paid in respect of 2015.

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