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KLA Corporation is a company that designs, manufactures, and markets process control and process-enabling solutions for the semiconductor and related nano-electronics industries. It has expertise in substrate manufacturing, chip manufacturing, reticle manufacturing, packaging manufacturing, metrology, data analytics. The company offers LED, power devices, photonics, RF communications, MEMS, CPV solar, display, and HDD products.

TypePublic
Founded1997
HQMilpitas, CA, US
Websitekla-tencor.com
Employee Ratings3.6
Overall CultureA+

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Jun 2020)10,600(+6%)
Revenue (FY, 2020)$5.8 B(+28%)
Share Price (Mar 2021)$326 (+5%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at KLA

Rick Wallace

Rick Wallace

Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Edward Barnholt

Edward Barnholt

Chairman of the Board
Bren Higgins

Bren Higgins

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Bobby Bell

Bobby Bell

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Robert Calderoni

Robert Calderoni

Director
Jeneanne Hanley

Jeneanne Hanley

Director
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KLA Office Locations

KLA has offices in Milpitas, Ann Arbor, Austin, Ballston Spa and in 59 other locations
Milpitas, CA, US (HQ)
901 Sandisk Dr
Ann Arbor, MI, US
2350 Green Rd #100B
Austin, TX, US
Colina West, 8834 N Capital of Texas Hwy #301
Ballston Spa, NY, US
2 Bayberry Dr #100
Boise, ID, US
2141 W Airport Way #104
Chandler, AZ, US
2727 W Frye Rd #110
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KLA Financials and Metrics

KLA Revenue

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KLA's revenue was reported to be $5.81 b in FY, 2020 which is a 27.1% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q2, 2021)

1.2b

Market capitalization (1-Mar-2021)

50.2b

Closing stock price (1-Mar-2021)

326.0

Cash (31-Dec-2020)

1.4b

EV

52.3b
KLA's current market capitalization is $50.2 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

4.0b4.6b5.8b

Revenue growth, %

16%13%27%

Cost of goods sold

1.4b1.9b2.4b

Gross profit

2.6b2.7b3.4b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

Revenue

969.6m975.8m1.0b1.1b1.1b1.1b1.4b1.5b1.4b1.5b1.2b

Cost of goods sold

353.4m347.3m368.7m381.4m408.3m486.9m604.2m633.6m590.2m620.6m

Gross profit

616.1m628.5m652.6m711.9m711.6m610.4m809.2m875.8m833.8m918.1m

Gross profit Margin, %

64%64%64%65%64%56%57%58%59%60%
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

1.4b1.0b1.2b

Accounts Receivable

651.7m990.1m1.1b

Inventories

931.8m1.3b1.3b

Current Assets

4.5b4.3b4.7b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

Cash

1.3b1.1b1.3b1.6b1.8b1.1b988.3m939.9m946.2m1.2b1.4b

Accounts Receivable

666.7m740.9m660.5m602.2m658.1m958.0m1.1b1.2b1.1b1.0b1.2b

Inventories

762.4m788.0m858.9m993.5m1.0b1.3b1.3b1.3b1.3b1.4b1.4b

Current Assets

4.6b4.4b4.5b4.5b4.5b4.4b4.4b4.4b4.3b4.8b5.2b
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

802.3m1.2b1.2b

Depreciation and Amortization

62.7m233.2m348.0m

Inventories

(182.9m)(59.6m)(74.8m)

Accounts Payable

21.8m(21.6m)61.1m
USDQ1, 2018

Debt/Equity

1.9 x

Debt/Assets

0.5 x

Financial Leverage

3.9 x
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KLA Operating Metrics

KLA's Backlog was reported to be $2.1b in FY, 2020.
FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019FY, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020FY, 2020Q1, 2021

Remaining Performance Obligations

$1.41 b$1.66 b$1.73 b$1.84 b$2.08 b$2.07 b$2.30 b$2.13 b$2.20 b

Backlog

$1.56 b$1.84 b$2.13 b

Facility Space Owned, sq. ft.

1.42 m1.42 m

Facility Space, sq. ft.

3.37 m3.45 m
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KLA Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
QoniacAugust 23, 2019
FilmetricsMarch 31, 2019
CAPRESMarch 01, 2019
MicroSenseFebruary 22, 2019
OrbotechFebruary 20, 2019$3.26 b
Zeta InstrumentsJune 01, 2017
Luminescent TechnologiesApril 01, 2014
Ambios TechnologyJanuary 01, 2010
Vistec Semiconductor Systems - MIEOctober 01, 2008
ICOS Vision SystemsFebruary 26, 2008
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KLA Revenue Breakdown

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KLA revenue breakdown by business segment: 81.7% from Semiconductor Process Control, 5.7% from Specialty Semiconductor Process, 12.5% from PCB, Display and Component Inspection and 0.1% from Other

KLA revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 11.3% from North America, 5.5% from Europe & Israel, 27.0% from Taiwan, 25.1% from China, 16.9% from Korea, 11.5% from Japan and 2.6% from Other

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KLA Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

85/100

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KLA Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

out of 100

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KLA Online and Social Media Presence

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KLA Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A+

    81/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    90/100

  • Compensation

    B

    70/100

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KLA News and Updates

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KLA Introduces Two New Systems that Take On Semiconductor Manufacturing's Toughest Problems

Today KLA Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) announced two new products: the PWG5™ wafer geometry system and the Surfscan® SP7XP wafer defect inspection system. The new systems are designed to address exceedingly difficult issues in the manufacture of leading-edge memory and logic integrated circuits.

KLA Corporation (KLAC) Dips 3.91% for December 09

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New Orbotech Flex PCB Manufacturing Solutions Enable Future Generations of Advanced Electronics

Orbotech, a KLA (NASDAQ: KLAC) company, today announced two new roll-to-roll (R2R) manufacturing solutions for flexible printed circuit (FPCs), enabling the design and mass production of new generations of electronic devices, including 5G smartphones, advanced automotive and medical devices.

KLA Announces Upcoming Investor Webcasts

KLA Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) today announced webcasts for upcoming virtual investor conferences.

KLA Declares Regular Cash Dividend

The KLA Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) board of directors today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.90 per share on its common stock, payable on Dec. 1, 2020 to KLA shareholders of record as of the close of business on Nov. 16, 2020.
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KLA Blogs

John C. Robinson Named SPIE Fellow

John C. Robinson, Senior Principal Scientist in the Industry and Customer Collaborations (ICC) group at KLA, has been elected a The post John C. Robinson Named SPIE Fellow appeared first on KLA.

KLA Talks Automotive Semiconductors at #SPIElitho

KLA is a longtime participant and sponsor of the upcoming SPIE Advanced Lithography Digital Forum held on February 22-26, 2021. The post KLA Talks Automotive Semiconductors at #SPIElitho appeared first on KLA.

Bay Area to Great Lakes: Gary White’s Journey

It’s no secret that we here at KLA take a great deal of pride in our global presence. While we The post Bay Area to Great Lakes: Gary White’s Journey appeared first on KLA.

KLA Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings

Check out the infographic below to see some of KLA’s key financial information from the 2020 December Quarter, as well The post KLA Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings appeared first on KLA.

KLA Foundation’s 2020 Year in Review

For the KLA Foundation, 2020 highlighted the importance of community and provided an opportunity to prove we can still drive The post KLA Foundation’s 2020 Year in Review appeared first on KLA.
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KLA Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was KLA founded?

    KLA was founded in 1997.

  • Who are KLA key executives?

    KLA's key executives are Rick Wallace, Edward Barnholt and Bren Higgins.

  • How many employees does KLA have?

    KLA has 10,600 employees.

  • What is KLA revenue?

    Latest KLA annual revenue is $5.8 b.

  • What is KLA revenue per employee?

    Latest KLA revenue per employee is $547.8 k.

  • Who are KLA competitors?

    Competitors of KLA include ASML, Samsung Electro-Mechanics and PDF Solutions.

  • Where is KLA headquarters?

    KLA headquarters is located at 901 Sandisk Dr, Milpitas.

  • Where are KLA offices?

    KLA has offices in Milpitas, Ann Arbor, Austin, Ballston Spa and in 59 other locations.

  • How many offices does KLA have?

    KLA has 66 offices.