Head-To-Head Contrast: Diodes (DIOD) & Everspin Technologies (MRAM)

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Diodes (NASDAQ:DIOD) and Everspin Technologies (NASDAQ:MRAM) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Diodes and Everspin Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diodes 0 2 1 0 2.33
Everspin Technologies 0 0 1 0 3.00

Diodes currently has a consensus price target of $40.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.58%. Everspin Technologies has a consensus price target of $14.00, suggesting a potential upside of 51.52%. Given Everspin Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Everspin Technologies is more favorable than Diodes.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Diodes and Everspin Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Diodes $1.21 billion 1.55 $104.02 million $2.38 15.62
Everspin Technologies $49.42 million 3.20 -$17.75 million ($1.08) -8.56

Diodes has higher revenue and earnings than Everspin Technologies. Everspin Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Diodes, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Diodes has a beta of 1.08, suggesting that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Everspin Technologies has a beta of 2.47, suggesting that its stock price is 147% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

82.1% of Diodes shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.6% of Everspin Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.3% of Diodes shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 24.0% of Everspin Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Diodes and Everspin Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diodes 8.57% 12.89% 8.22%
Everspin Technologies -34.40% -56.59% -33.15%

Summary

Diodes beats Everspin Technologies on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Diodes

Diodes, Inc. manufactures and supplies semiconductor products. Its products include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection devices, functional specific arrays, single gate, dual gate and standard logic, amplifiers and comparators, Hall-effect and temperature sensors, power management devices, including LED drivers, AC-DC and DC-DC switching, linear voltage regulators, and voltage references along with special function devices, such as USB power switches, load switches, voltage supervisors, and motor controllers. It operates through the following geographical segments: Asia, North America, and Europe. The company was founded on June 15, 1959 and is headquartered in Plano, TX.

About Everspin Technologies

Everspin Technologies, Inc. manufactures and sells magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) products to customers in the United States and internationally. It offers Toggle MRAM, spin-transfer torque MRAM, embedded MRAM, magnetic sensor, and aerospace and satellite electronic systems. The company provides its products for applications, including industrial, automotive, transportation, and enterprise storage markets. It serves customers through a direct sales channel and a network of representatives and distributors. Everspin Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona.

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