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Why I Like KLA Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC)

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I've been keeping an eye on KLA Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) because I'm attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe KLAC has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a well-regarded dividend-paying company with an impressive history of delivering benchmark-beating performance. Below, I've touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in digging a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on KLA here.

Established dividend payer with proven track record

In the previous year, KLAC has ramped up its bottom line by 47%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. Not only did KLAC outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the Semiconductor industry expansion, which generated a -6.2% earnings growth. This is an optimistic signal for the future.

NasdaqGS:KLAC Income Statement, October 4th 2019

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, KLAC is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 1.9%.

NasdaqGS:KLAC Historical Dividend Yield, October 4th 2019

Next Steps:

For KLA, there are three fundamental factors you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for KLAC’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for KLAC’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are KLAC’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of KLAC? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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