Last $79.39 USD
Change Today +3.03 / 3.97%
Volume 267.3K
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kla-tencor corp (KLAC) Snapshot

Open
$78.37
Previous Close
$76.36
Day High
$79.42
Day Low
$77.99
52 Week High
09/19/14 - $81.27
52 Week Low
02/4/14 - $59.44
Market Cap
13.0B
Average Volume 10 Days
2.5M
EPS TTM
$3.33
Shares Outstanding
164.5M
EX-Date
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P/E TM
23.8x
Dividend
$2.00
Dividend Yield
2.33%
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kla-tencor corp (KLAC) Details

KLA-Tencor Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets process control and yield management solutions worldwide. It provides chip manufacturing products, including front-end defect inspection, back-end defect inspection, defect review, metrology, and in-situ process monitoring products, as well as lithography modeling software; wafer manufacturing products comprising surface and defect inspection, wafer geometry and nanotopography metrology, and data management; and reticle manufacturing products, such as defect inspection and pattern placement metrology products. The company also offers light emitting diode (LED) and compound semiconductor manufacturing products consisting of patterned wafer inspection, defect inspection, surface metrology, and data management products; thin-film head metrology and inspection, virtual lithography, in-situ process monitoring, transparent and metal substrate inspection, and yield management products for data storage media/head manufacturing; and stylus and optical profiling, and optical inspection products microelectromechanical systems manufacturing, as well as products for general purpose/lab applications. KLA-Tencor Corporation offers its products and services for bare wafer, IC, lithography reticle, and disk manufacturers. It serves semiconductor and related nanoelectronics, LED, and data storage industries, as well as general materials research industries. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

6,060 Employees
Last Reported Date: 08/8/14
Founded in 1975

kla-tencor corp (KLAC) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Execut...
Total Annual Compensation: $900.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $328.8K
Executive Vice President of Wafer Inspection ...
Total Annual Compensation: $440.0K
Executive Vice President of Global Customer O...
Total Annual Compensation: $440.0K
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and...
Total Annual Compensation: $356.2K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

kla-tencor corp (KLAC) Key Developments

KLA-Tencor Corporation Declares Special Cash Dividend; Provides Quarterly Cash Dividend Guidance

On October 23, 2014, KLA-Tencor Corporation announced that the Board of Directors has authorized the financing of a leveraged recapitalization, which would feature a special cash dividend of $16.50 per share, representing approximately 23% of the company's common stock price as of October 22, 2014, or an aggregate value of approximately $2.75 billion, which includes the portion of the special cash dividend that could be payable to holders of outstanding equity awards under the company's 2004 Equity Incentive Plan. Subject to the close of necessary financing, the Board of Directors currently intends to declare and pay the special cash dividend before December 31, 2014. The special cash dividend would be in addition to the company's regular $0.50 per share quarterly cash dividend. The company's regular $0.50 per share quarterly cash dividend is expected to be declared and paid following the company's regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting in November 2014.

KLA-Tencor Seeks Acquisitions

KLA-Tencor Corporation (NasdaqGS:KLAC) will consider acquisitions. KLA-Tencor has filed for shelf registration and the net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, including working capital, acquisitions, retirement of debt and other business opportunities.

KLA-Tencor Provides Earnings Guidance for the Second Quarter Ending December 2014

KLA-Tencor provided earnings guidance for the second quarter ending December 2014. For the quarter, the company expects revenue between $620 million and $700 million and EPS of $0.46 to $0.70 per share exclusive of the impact of the recapitalization. The company is modeling a tax rate of 24% for the December quarter. The company expects gross margin to be in the range of 56% to 57% in December.

 

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