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Cohu is a supplier of test and handling equipment, thermal subsystems, interface solutions, vision inspection, and micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) test solutions. It offers equipment and services for the semiconductor industry and its test subcontractors.

TypePublic
Founded1957
HQPoway, CA, US
Websitecohu.com
Employee Ratings3.3
Overall CultureA

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Dec 2020)3,250(+2%)
Revenue (FY, 2020)$636 M(+10%)
Share Price (Jul 2021)$37.5(+4%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Cohu

Luis A. Müller

Luis A. Müller

Chief Executive Officer, Board Member
Jeffrey D. Jones

Jeffrey D. Jones

Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Thomas D. Kampfer

Thomas D. Kampfer

Vice President, Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary
Christopher G. Bohrson

Christopher G. Bohrson

Senior Vice President Global Customer Group
Ian Lawee

Ian Lawee

Vice President and General Manager, Semiconductor Test Group
William E. Bendush

William E. Bendush

Board Member
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Cohu Office Locations

Cohu has offices in Poway, Lincoln, Milpitas, Norwood and in 22 other locations
Poway, CA, US (HQ)
12367 Crosthwaite Cir
Lincoln, RI, US
6 Court Dr
Milpitas, CA, US
880 N McCarthy Blvd #100
Norwood, MA, US
825 University Ave
Saint Paul, MN, US
4444 Centerville Rd #105
Shanghai, CN
Unit 310 , A Building No . 200 Jinsu Road Pudong New District
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Cohu Financials and Metrics

Cohu Revenue

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Cohu's revenue was reported to be $636.01 m in FY, 2020 which is a 9% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2021)

225.5m

Gross profit (Q1, 2021)

102.2m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2021), %

45.3%

Net income (Q1, 2021)

27.6m

EBIT (Q1, 2021)

35.7m

Market capitalization (21-Jul-2021)

1.8b

Closing stock price (21-Jul-2021)

37.5

Cash (27-Mar-2021)

143.1m

EV

1.9b
Cohu's current market capitalization is $1.8 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

352.7m451.8m583.3m636.0m

Revenue growth, %

25%28%29%9%

Cost of goods sold

212.0m292.5m353.5m364.2m

Gross profit

140.7m159.3m229.8m271.8m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Revenue

95.2m99.8m86.2m147.8m150.0m143.5m138.9m144.1m150.6m225.5m

Cost of goods sold

55.6m58.3m51.8m93.4m87.6m84.6m82.8m83.1m87.1m123.3m

Gross profit

39.6m41.5m34.4m54.4m62.4m58.9m56.1m61.0m63.5m102.2m

Gross profit Margin, %

42%42%40%37%42%41%40%42%42%45%
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

134.3m164.9m155.2m149.4m

Accounts Receivable

71.1m149.3m127.9m151.9m

Prepaid Expenses

8.3m26.2m17.5m18.8m

Inventories

62.1m139.3m130.7m142.5m
Quarterly
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

32.8m(32.4m)(69.7m)(13.8m)

Depreciation and Amortization

9.2m26.0m58.9m52.7m

Inventories

(12.2m)2.0m26.0k(15.0m)

Accounts Payable

4.2m(7.1m)(3.1m)15.1m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Net Income

8.1m19.8m24.6m(22.7m)(42.0m)(52.4m)(17.3m)(22.0m)(28.7m)27.6m

Depreciation and Amortization

2.5m4.9m7.3m15.0m30.1m45.4m13.0m26.0m39.3m12.6m

Inventories

(338.0k)(1.4m)(2.6m)2.5m(2.5m)(660.0k)(6.1m)(13.1m)(11.4m)(20.8m)

Accounts Payable

2.9m3.9m1.0m(3.5m)4.0m(2.8m)55.0k6.8m(3.5m)28.5m
USDFY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

195.9k

Financial Leverage

1.5 x
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Cohu Operating Metrics

Cohu's Backlog was reported to be $259.5m in FY, 2020.
FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Backlog

$107.6 m$150.4 m$160.4 m$259.5 m

Backlog (Semiconductor Test and Inspection)

$139.8 m$149.9 m$237.1 m

Backlog (PCB Test)

$10.6 m$10.5 m$22.4 m
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Cohu Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
XcerraOctober 01, 2018$796 m
Kita ManufacturingJanuary 05, 2017$15 m
IsmecaDecember 10, 2012
RascoDecember 08, 2008$80 m
KryoTechMay 06, 2005
Schlumberger - Automated Systems BusinessJuly 18, 2001$14.2 m
atg-Luther & Maelzer Asia Ltd.
atg-Luther & Maelzer GmbH
Cohu Foreign Sales Corp
Cohu GmbH
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Cohu Revenue Breakdown

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Cohu revenue breakdown by business segment: 92.0% from Semiconductor Test and Inspection and 8.0% from PCB Test

Cohu revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 29.3% from Rest of the World, 22.5% from China, 9.1% from Malaysia, 17.1% from United States, 8.8% from Philippines and 13.2% from Taiwan

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Cohu Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

92/100

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Cohu Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

40-49

out of 100

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Cohu Online and Social Media Presence

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Cohu Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A

    79/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    80/100

  • Compensation

    C+

    69/100

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Cohu News and Updates

Cohu Inc (COHU) gains 0.41% for May 11

Cohu Inc (NASDAQ: COHU) shares gained 0.41% to end trading Tuesday at $36.71 per share - a net change of $0.15. Shares traded between $36.93 and $34.07 throughout the day.

Cohu Announces Divestment of Its Printed Circuit Board Test Business

Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHU), a global leader in back-end semiconductor equipment and services, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Mycronic AB (MYCR.ST) (“Mycronic”), a Swedish high-tech company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of production equipm…

Cohu Appoints Yon Jorden to its Board of Directors

Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHU), a global leader in back-end semiconductor equipment and services, today announced that Yon Yoon Jorden has been appointed to the Cohu Board of Directors, effective today. Ms. Jorden will also serve on the Audit Committee. Ms. Jorden brings to Cohu’s Board of Directors e…

Cohu Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHU), a global leader in back-end semiconductor equipment and services, today reported fiscal 2021 first quarter net sales of $225.5 million and GAAP income of $27.6 million or $0.61 per share. Cohu also reported first quarter 2021 non-GAAP income of $40.5 million or $0.89 per s…

Cohu to Announce First Quarter 2021 Results on April 29

Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHU), a global leader in back-end semiconductor equipment and services, will release financial results for first quarter 2021 on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time/8:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

Cohu Announces Partial Debt Prepayment

Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHU), a global leader in back-end semiconductor equipment and services, today announced that it has prepaid $100 million of its term loan B (TLB) facility. As a result of this prepayment, Cohu has reduced the outstanding principal of its TLB to approximately $206 million.
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Cohu Blogs

Cohu Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

Record second quarter revenue $244 .8 million, up 70% year-over-year Gross margin of 42.8%; non-GAAP gross margin of 42.7% Completed sale of PCB Test business and, after quarter-end, prepaid $100 million of term loan B Introduced DI-Core data analytics platform POWAY, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul.

Cohu to Announce Second Quarter 2021 Results on July 29

Cohu to Announce Second Quarter 2021 Results on July 29 Content Import Thu, 07/15/2021 - 16:06 Cohu to Announce Second Quarter 2021 Results on July 29 July 15, 2021 at 4:05 PM EDT This release is a backfill from a News Wire General …

Cohu Announces $100 Million Debt Prepayment

Cohu Announces $100 Million Debt Prepayment Content Import Wed, 06/30/2021 - 16:06 Cohu Announces $100 Million Debt Prepayment June 30, 2021 at 4:05 PM EDT This release is a backfill from a News Wire General POWAY, Calif.--(BUSINE…

Cohu Completes Sale of its Printed Circuit Board Test Business

Cohu Completes Sale of its Printed Circuit Board Test Business Content Import Thu, 06/24/2021 - 09:15 Cohu Completes Sale of its Printed Circuit Board Test Business June 24, 2021 at 9:15 AM EDT This release is a backfill from a News Wire General…

Cohu to Participate in the 13th Annual Virtual CEO Investor Summit on June 15

Cohu to Participate in the 13th Annual Virtual CEO Investor Summit on June 15 Content Import Fri, 06/04/2021 - 16:06 Cohu to Participate in the 13th Annual Virtual CEO Investor Summit on June 15 June 4, 2021 at 4:05 PM EDT This release is a backfill from a New…

Cohu Appoints Yon Jorden to its Board of Directors

POWAY, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2021-- Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHU ), a global leader in back-end semiconductor equipment and services, today announced that Yon Yoon Jorden has been appointed to the Cohu Board of Directors, effective today. Ms. Jorden will also serve on the Audit Committee.
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Cohu Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Cohu founded?

    Cohu was founded in 1957.

  • Who are Cohu key executives?

    Cohu's key executives are Luis A. Müller, Jeffrey D. Jones and Thomas D. Kampfer.

  • How many employees does Cohu have?

    Cohu has 3,250 employees.

  • What is Cohu revenue?

    Latest Cohu annual revenue is $636 m.

  • What is Cohu revenue per employee?

    Latest Cohu revenue per employee is $195.7 k.

  • Who are Cohu competitors?

    Competitors of Cohu include Hitachi High-Tech, SCREEN Holdings and Teradyne.

  • Where is Cohu headquarters?

    Cohu headquarters is located at 12367 Crosthwaite Cir, Poway.

  • Where are Cohu offices?

    Cohu has offices in Poway, Lincoln, Milpitas, Norwood and in 22 other locations.

  • How many offices does Cohu have?

    Cohu has 27 offices.