Why Kulicke and Soffa Is Ready to Rebound

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, chip equipment maker Kulicke and Soffa Industries has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Kulicke and Soffa and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Kulicke and Soffafacts

Headquarters (founded)

Singapore (1951)

Market Cap

$807.1 million


Semiconductor equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$785.0 million


CEO Bruno Guilmart (since 2010)

CFO Jonathan Chou (since 2010)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$494.2 million / $0


ASM Pacific Technology

BE Semiconductor Industries


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96%of the 351 members who have rated Kulicke and Soffa believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, personaltrader, tapped Kulicke and Soffa as a particularly attractive bargain opportunity:

The valuation is just comical. Market cap of $300M when you subtract out cash, no debt and P/FCF of 4 (closer to 1.5 when you subtract out cash), P/E of 5 (2 when you subtract out cash) and reasonable P/B. Very cyclical, but poised to weather any storm. Potential growth with increasing smartphone competition and LED market expansion (CFL's have mercury, LED's last 20 years, so market will shift).

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