Siliconware Precision Industries (NASDAQ: SPIL) and Hittite Microwave (NASDAQ:HITT) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.
This table compares Siliconware Precision Industries and Hittite Microwave’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Siliconware Precision Industries||8.28%||10.24%||5.60%|
This table compares Siliconware Precision Industries and Hittite Microwave’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Siliconware Precision Industries||$2.75 billion||1.95||$227.38 million||$0.36||23.83|
Siliconware Precision Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Hittite Microwave. Hittite Microwave is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Siliconware Precision Industries, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Siliconware Precision Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Hittite Microwave does not pay a dividend. Siliconware Precision Industries pays out 58.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
2.7% of Siliconware Precision Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 14.3% of Siliconware Precision Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Siliconware Precision Industries and Hittite Microwave, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Siliconware Precision Industries||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Siliconware Precision Industries beats Hittite Microwave on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Siliconware Precision Industries Company Profile
Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. is a Taiwan-based company mainly engaged in the provision of packaging and testing services of integrated circuits (ICs) and related products. The Company’s businesses include the manufacture, processing, assembly, testing and importing and exporting of ICs, transistors, light emitting diode (LED) digital displays, LED lights, liquid crystal display (LCD) clock cores, phototransistors, synthesis circuits, as well as thin film circuits and thick film circuits. The Company’s packaging businesses focus on IC products, including plastic small size ICs and plastic square planar ICs, among others. Its testing businesses mainly include final testing businesses and system level testing businesses, among others.
Hittite Microwave Company Profile
Hittite Microwave Corporation designs and develops integrated circuits (ICs), modules, subsystems and instrumentation for radio frequency (RF) microwave and millimeterwave applications. It offers a range of standard and custom ICs, modules, subsystems and instrumentation that perform a range of functions across the RF, microwave and millimeterwave frequency bands. It offers a range of radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), multi-chip modules (MCMs), subsystems and instruments that perform a range of signal processing functions and that operate across the RF, microwave, millimeterwave and visible light frequency spectrum. In May 2014, the Company acquired Keragis Corporation. In July 2014, Analog Devices Inc acquired Hittite Microwave Corporation.
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