Critical Materials Survey CMC (NASDAQ:CCMP) and Peraso (NASDAQ:PRSO)

Personal (NASDAQ: PRSOGet a rating) and CMC Materials (NASDAQ: CCMPGet a rating) are both business services companies, but which stock is superior? We’ll compare the two companies based on institutional ownership strength, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and valuation.

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Peraso and CMC Materials.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
peras $5.68 million 7.79 -$10.91 million ($0.44) -4.66
CMC materials $1.20 billion 4.14 -$68.58 million $3.82 45.47

Peraso has higher profits, but lower revenues than CMC Materials. Peraso trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CMC Materials, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and risk

Peraso has a beta of 2.29, suggesting its stock price is 129% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, CMC Materials has a beta of 1.09, suggesting its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommendations for Peraso and CMC Materials, as reported by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
peras 0 0 0 0 N / A
CMC materials 0 5 2 0 2.29

CMC Materials has a consensus price target of $197.25, indicating a potential upside of 13.56%. Given CMC Materials’ likely higher upside, analysts clearly believe CMC Materials is more favorable than Peraso.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Peraso and CMC Materials.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
peras -92.34% -47.19% -42.03%
CMC materials 8.85% 23.55% 9.97%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

5.6% of Peraso shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 93.7% of CMC Materials shares are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of Peraso shares are held by company insiders. By comparison, 2.4% of CMC Materials shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, endowments, and large fund managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


CMC Materials beat Peraso on 9 out of 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Perasso

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Peraso Inc. operates as a fabless semiconductor company, develops, markets and sells semiconductor devices and modules. It focuses on the development of millimeter wavelength (mmWave) for the 60 gigahertz spectrum and for 5G cellular networks. The Company’s products include millimeter wave integrated circuits, including baseband integrated circuits, various millimeter wave radio frequencies, integrated circuits, as well as related antenna technology; and millimeter wave modules. It also provides throttle engine products, including a bandwidth engine for high-performance applications where throughput is critical; and a programmable hyperspeed engine to enable user-defined functions or algorithms. Additionally, the company offers a quadruple partition ratio that allows parallel accesses to multiple memory partitions simultaneously. Its mmWave products enable various applications, such as low latency and high reliability 5G, multi-gigabit links, mmWave over 25 kilometers, as well as consumer applications, such as wireless video streaming, augmented reality and reality. virtual without connection. The company also licenses intellectual property and offers one-time engineering services. It markets its products through direct sales personnel, as well as representatives and distributors. The company was formerly known as MoSys, Inc. and changed its name to Peraso Inc. in December 2021. Peraso Inc. was incorporated in 1991 and is based in San Jose, California.

About CMC Materials

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CMC Materials, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides consumable materials to semiconductor manufacturers and customers in pipelines and adjacent industries in North America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and America from South. The Company operates in two segments, Electronic Materials and Performance Materials. The Electronic Materials segment develops, produces and sells chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) slurries for polishing various materials used in IC devices, including tungsten, dielectric materials, copper, tantalum and aluminum; and various materials used in the production of disk substrates and magnetic heads for hard disk drives; and CMP buffers, which are used in conjunction with sludges in the CMP process. This segment also offers sulfuric, phosphoric, nitric and hydrofluoric acids, as well as ammonium hydroxide, hydrogen peroxide, isopropyl alcohol, other specialty organic solvents and various chemical mixtures; and develops and manufactures consumable products for cleaning advanced probe boards and test sockets. The Performance Materials segment provides pipeline and industrial materials including polymer-based drag reduction agents for crude oil transmission, valve greases, cleaners and sealants, as well as related services and equipment; and routine and emergency maintenance and training services. This segment also offers precision polishing and metrology systems for advanced optical applications; and magneto-rheological polishing fluids, consumables and spare and replacement parts, as well as optical polishing and other customer support services; and engages in wood processing business. The company was formerly known as Cabot Microelectronics Corporation and changed its name to CMC Materials, Inc. in October 2020. CMC Materials, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois.

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