Head-To-Head Review: Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) vs. SCVX (NYSE:SCVX)

SCVX (NYSE:SCVX – Get Rating) and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX – Get Rating) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on their earnings power, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent SCVX and Lam Research recommendations as reported by MarketBeat.com.

sell reviews keep ratings Buy reviews Strong buy recommendations rating score
SCVX 0 0 0 0 N / A
Lam Research 0 10 10 0 2.50

Lam Research has a consensus price target of $675.53, indicating a potential upside of 45.04%. Given Lam Research’s higher potential upside potential, analysts clearly believe that Lam Research is cheaper than SCVX.

risk and volatility

SCVX has a beta of 0.06, indicating its stock price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Lam Research has a beta of 1.24, indicating its stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of SCVX and Lam Research.

net margins return on equity return on investment
SCVX N / A -377.51% 4.12%
Lam Research 27.13% 75.51% 28.40%

Insider and Institutional Property

72.1% of SCVX shares are held by institutional investors. In comparison, 81.6% of Lam Research’s shares are held by institutional investors. 20.0% of SCVX shares are held by insiders. In comparison, 0.3% of Lam Research’s shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments, and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Score & Rating

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share, and valuation of SCVX and Lam Research.

gross receipts price/sales ratio net income earnings per share price-earnings ratio
SCVX N / A N / A -$13.12 million N / A N / A
Lam Research $14.63 billion 4.42 $3.91 billion $31.99 14.56

Lam Research has higher sales and earnings than SCVX.


Lam Research beats SCVX on 9 of the 10 factors comparing the two stocks.

About SCVX (get rating)

SCVX Corp. has no significant business activities. It intends to conduct a merger, stock swap, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or related business combination with one or more companies in the cybersecurity sector. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Washington, the District of Columbia.

About Lam Research (get rating)

Lam Research Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, overhauls, and services semiconductor processing equipment used in the manufacture of integrated circuits. The company offers ALTUS conformal film deposition systems for tungsten metallization applications; SABER electrochemical deposition products for the transition of copper interconnects enabling copper damascene fabrication; SOLA ultraviolet heat treatment products for film treatments; and plasma-enhanced VECTOR CVD ALD products. It also offers SPEED gapfill products for high-density plasma chemical vapor deposition; and Striker single wafer atomic layer deposition products for dielectric film solutions. In addition, the company offers flex for dielectric etching applications; Kiyo for conductor etching applications; Syndion for through silicon via etch applications; and Versys metal products for metal etching processes. In addition, it offers Coronus bevel cleaning products to improve yield; Da Vinci, DV-Prime, EOS and SP series products for various wafer cleaning applications; and Metryx mass measurement systems for high-precision in-line mass measurement in semiconductor wafer manufacturing. The company sells its products and services to the semiconductor industries in the United States, China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and internationally. Lam Research Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.

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