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Cohu engages in the development, manufacture, sale, and servicing of semiconductor test and inspection handlers, micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) test modules, test contactors, and thermal sub-systems for semiconductor manufacturers and test subcontractors. It offers pick-and-place handlers, thermal handler for microprocessors, graphics processors, pick-and-place platform for fabless and outsourced semiconductor assembly and test customers, a platform for assembly automation, gravity-feed and test-in-strip handlers, and turret handler for testing and inspection of integrated circuits, LEDs, and discrete devices. 

TypePublic
Founded1957
HQPoway, US
Websitecohu.com
Employee Ratings2.6

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Employees (est.) (Feb 2019)1,800
Job Openings1
Revenue (FY, 2018)$451.8 M(+29%)
Share Price (Mar 2019)$14.7 (-3%)

Cohu Office Locations

Cohu has offices in Poway, Fremont, Singapore, Kolbermoor and in 8 other locations
Poway, US (HQ)
12367 Crosthwaite Cir
Fremont, US
47777 Warm Springs Blvd
Suzhou Shi, CN
Xing Han Jie, Xinsu Industrial Square No. 5
Kolbermoor, DE
6 Geigelsteinstraße
Osaka , JP
4-27 Rinku Minamihama
Cheonan-si, KR
A-511, A-512, B-510, 10, Baekseokgongdan 1-ro, Seobuk-gu,
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Cohu Financials and Metrics

Cohu Revenue

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Cohu's revenue was reported to be $451.77 m in FY, 2018
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Revenue (FY, 2018)

451.8m

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

159.3m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

35.3%

Net income (FY, 2018)

(32.4m)

EBIT (FY, 2018)

(29.8m)

Market capitalization (22-Mar-2019)

599.9m

Closing stock price (22-Mar-2019)

14.7

Cash (29-Dec-2018)

164.9m

EV

784.2m
Cohu's current market capitalization is $599.9 m.
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

247.3m333.3m269.7m282.1m352.7m451.8m

Revenue growth, %

35%(19%)5%25%

Cost of goods sold

176.8m221.1m180.6m187.3m212.0m292.5m

Gross profit

70.5m112.2m89.0m94.8m140.7m159.3m
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Revenue

60.0m68.4m77.9m94.4m68.1m75.2m67.5m65.8m76.4m69.3m81.1m93.9m93.7m95.2m195.0m86.2m

Cost of goods sold

45.4m44.6m52.4m61.3m46.3m49.5m44.7m46.3m49.7m46.0m48.8m56.7m56.7m55.6m113.9m51.8m

Gross profit

14.5m23.8m25.5m33.2m21.8m25.7m22.8m19.4m26.7m23.2m32.3m37.1m36.9m39.6m81.1m34.4m

Gross profit Margin, %

24%35%33%35%32%34%34%30%35%34%40%40%39%42%42%40%
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

51.7m70.9m115.4m96.0m134.3m164.9m

Accounts Receivable

60.8m73.6m59.8m63.0m71.1m149.3m

Inventories

45.5m62.1m139.3m

Current Assets

186.8m214.8m234.5m245.1m297.4m485.2m
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Cash

46.2m40.0m58.0m60.6m68.6m72.6m89.3m104.9m108.7m109.2m83.8m92.5m122.0m115.1m127.0m170.7m

Accounts Receivable

58.2m67.0m69.6m86.5m67.2m69.8m56.0m65.2m62.7m56.8m82.1m90.5m76.5m85.2m91.5m78.6m

Inventories

60.4m62.5m61.5m60.1m58.4m62.7m63.1m63.8m

Current Assets

183.9m186.1m203.8m221.9m207.9m208.7m206.7m243.0m239.6m240.8m253.8m276.5m279.6m297.5m316.4m322.3m
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

(33.4m)8.7m250.0k3.0m32.8m

Depreciation and Amortization

13.5m13.5m11.3m10.4m9.2m

Inventories

13.1m(1.8m)(5.7m)4.6m(12.2m)

Accounts Payable

6.7m320.0k3.4m5.7m4.2m
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Net Income

(10.8m)(3.3m)4.2m7.5m(2.7m)(72.0k)1.1m(1.9m)2.6m269.0k6.8m17.2m8.8m8.1m19.8m24.6m

Depreciation and Amortization

4.3m2.5m4.9m7.3m

Inventories

(9.6m)(338.0k)(1.4m)(2.6m)

Accounts Payable

32.2m34.4m30.5m28.7m25.8m33.2m28.5m25.7m37.7m7.0m29.9m2.9m3.9m1.0m
USDY, 2018

EV/EBIT

-26.3 x

EV/CFO

26.8 x

Revenue/Employee

251.0k
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Cohu Operating Metrics

Cohu's Backlog was reported to be $65.1m in FY, 2016.
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Backlog

$75.40 m$66.50 m$65.10 m

Facilities

6 6 7
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Cohu Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Xcerra CorporationMay 09, 2018$796 m

Cohu Revenue Breakdown

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Cohu revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 42.9% from Rest of the World, 23.4% from China, 22.7% from Malaysia and 11.0% from United States

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Cohu News and Updates

Semiconductor Chip Handler Market Analysis & Forecast to 2023: Multitest, Seiko Epson Corporation, Multitest, ASM Pacific Technology, Cohu

A new research study from HTF MI with title United States Semiconductor Chip Handler Market Report 2018 provides an in-depth assessment of the Semiconductor Chip Handler including key market trends, upcoming technologies, industry drivers, challenges, regulatory policies, key players company profile…

Cohu to buy Xcerra for $796 million after blocked Chinese deal

(Reuters) - Cohu Inc will buy rival Xcerra Corp for about $796 million, the semiconductor testing company said on Tuesday, two months after a U.S. security panel blocked Xcerra's sale to a Chinese state-backed fund.

Chip testing firm Cohu to buy Xcerra for about $796 million

(Reuters) - U.S. semiconductor testing company Cohu Inc said on Tuesday it will buy rival Xcerra Corp for about $796 million in a cash-and-stock deal.
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Cohu Blogs

Cohu Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Operating Results

Cohu Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Operating Results Content Import Tue, 03/12/2019 - 16:09 Cohu Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Operating Results 03/12/19 This release is a backfill from a News Wire Earnings Th…

Cohu To Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 Results on March 12

POWAY, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 21, 2019-- Cohu, Inc.  (NASDAQ: COHU), a global leader in back-end semiconductor equipment and services, will release financial results for fourth quarter and fiscal year 2018 on  Tuesday, March 12, 2019  following the close of market at  1:00 p.m.

Cohu Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

POWAY, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 12, 2019-- Cohu, Inc.  (NASDAQ: COHU), a leading supplier of semiconductor equipment, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share payable on April 12, 2019 to shareholders of record on February 26, 2019

Cohu to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 Results on February 28

POWAY, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 7, 2019-- Cohu, Inc.  (NASDAQ: COHU), a global leader in back-end semiconductor equipment and services, will release financial results for fourth quarter and fiscal year 2018 on  Thursday, February 28, 2019  following the close of market at  1:00 p.m.

Cohu to Participate in the Needham Growth Conference on January 15, 2019

Cohu to Participate in the Needham Growth Conference on January 15, 2019 Content Import Fri, 01/04/2019 - 09:03 Cohu to Participate in the Needham Growth Conference on January 15, 2019 01/04/19 This release is a backfill from a News Wire General…

Ritu Favre

Ritu Favre jo-en.bautista… Fri, 12/21/2018 - 14:43 Member of the Compensation Committee Ritu Favre Chief Executive Officer of NEXT Biometrics Ritu Favre has served as CEO of NEXT Biometrics, a provider of advanced fingerprint sensor technology, since February 2017…
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Cohu Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Cohu founded?

    Cohu was founded in 1957.

  • How many employees does Cohu have?

    Cohu has 1,800 employees.

  • What is Cohu revenue?

    Latest Cohu annual revenue is $451.8 m.

  • What is Cohu revenue per employee?

    Latest Cohu revenue per employee is $251 k.

  • Who are Cohu competitors?

    Competitors of Cohu include Triad Semiconductor, VeriSilicon and Innova Enterprises.

  • Where is Cohu headquarters?

    Cohu headquarters is located at 12367 Crosthwaite Cir, Poway.

  • Where are Cohu offices?

    Cohu has offices in Poway, Fremont, Singapore, Kolbermoor and in 8 other locations.

  • How many offices does Cohu have?

    Cohu has 12 offices.