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Emcee:  Norrin Radd Type:  Unmoderated
Nanometrics just reported revenue for the fourth qtr. increased 66% to
$6.9 million vs. $4.2 same qtr. last year. Earnings continued their
acceleration. Net income was $2.5 million, or 0.30/sh on 8.6 million
shares of which $1.3 million was for a favorable income tax adjustment.
Excluding the adjustment, net income was 0.14/sh. vs. (-.03) last year
on 7.4 million shares last year same qtr. For the year ended Dec. 31,
revenue increased 68%. Earnings excluding the favorable tax adjustment
were .37 vs. a loss of .28 last year. The sequential qtr. earnings have
been (-.02), .04, .07, .10, .14 (.30 w fav. tax adj). Good sales &
earnings momentum, relative strength 99. Nanometrics is a leading supplier
of film thickness measurement systems to the global semi industry.
One of their hottest new products is the NanoSpec 8000 system. I like this stock
and I think the earnings momentum will continue because of the strong
acceptance of the 8000 system and the opening of new sales offices in Korea,
Austin, TX, Portland & technical liason in Taiwan. Also, NANO was selected
by Sematech in 1995 to design and build 300 mm wafer diameter metrology
tools and it introduced its first 300 mm system in July 1995, the
NanoSpec 8300. Gross margins also improved to 51% from 42% in the
same qtr. last year. I have been trading NANO and it may be getting
ready to take off again. What do you think about NANO?
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2272Nanometrics Breaks Out After Three Strong Quarters investors.comJakeStraw-August 14
2271Wow ! Not bad.... nanometrics.comNorrin Radd-7/31/2005
2270Nanometrics reveals internal financial control woes SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch)JakeStraw-3/23/2005
2269Hi Eric, I'm not in NANO anymore but this news would have me very worried ifChristopher Brainard-6/28/2004
2268Not a very active thread, but this worth noting. Sure is a lot of verbage to sayEACarl-6/28/2004
2267Hard to believe it's been 8 years since this thread started. And NANO did tNorrin Radd-5/31/2004
2266High Tom. Nano technology has become a hot topic lately. I worked in the microRob S.-4/2/2004
2265So Merrill Lynch comes out with a nanotechnology index that has 25 members. Forgeoffrey Wren-4/1/2004
2264Almost totally out of NANO now. Sold a little right at the peak, but more on thgeoffrey Wren-3/10/2004
2263Too bad the story is now 100% hype. "AMEN"ELH1006-3/2/2004
2262Too bad the story is now 100% hype. ChrisChristopher Brainard-3/2/2004
2261Nano has really been quite a story over the past number of years. I have to looNorrin Radd-3/2/2004
2260Hi Eddie, Yes , I do own some EGLS. I bought a small position at $1.21 on 10-10EACarl-1/15/2004
2259Geoff and Eric, have you looked at EGLS? Starting to move after taking a very sELH1006-1/15/2004
2258Hi Geoff, RE "Have you got any buys on any stock now". Wish you woulEACarl-1/14/2004
2257Geoff, my hunch is that it is mainly the momentum guys. I love the stock, but nELH1006-1/14/2004
2256Eric: The Nano board does have the irrational exuberance feel from stocks in thgeoffrey Wren-1/13/2004
2255Hi Geoffrey and Eddie, I couldn't resist either, and sold some more today aEACarl-1/13/2004
2254I sold a little more today at 21.94, and am down to 650 shares. Of course the sgeoffrey Wren-1/13/2004
2253Eric, I caved in today and sold my last 3k shares of NANO. Next to TWAV, this hELH1006-1/13/2004
2252Hello Geoffrey, RE "people in Yahoo talk about selling at 20-30x an estimEACarl-1/12/2004
2251GTW, I have always had a love affair with NANO since I started buying semi-equipELH1006-1/12/2004
2250Eddie, My story is very similar to yours. I have been in and out of NANO for qgeoffrey Wren-1/12/2004
2249George, Nano has done well, especially for many of us believers in the semi-equiELH1006-1/12/2004
2248Had this thread bookmarked, but hadn't read in a long time. Wish I had takenGeorge the Greek-1/10/2004
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