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.
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 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.
This table compares Diodes and Everspin Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Diodes beats Everspin Technologies on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
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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