Analyzing ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) & Qorvo (QRVO)

ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ: ASML) and Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for ASML Holding N.V. and Qorvo, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ASML Holding N.V. 0 5 11 0 2.69
Qorvo 0 14 9 0 2.39

ASML Holding N.V. currently has a consensus target price of $176.17, indicating a potential downside of 1.91%. Qorvo has a consensus target price of $76.82, indicating a potential downside of 3.45%. Given ASML Holding N.V.’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe ASML Holding N.V. is more favorable than Qorvo.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

16.1% of ASML Holding N.V. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.0% of Qorvo shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Qorvo shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ASML Holding N.V. and Qorvo’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ASML Holding N.V. $7.52 billion 10.27 $1.63 billion $5.05 35.56
Qorvo $3.03 billion 3.34 -$16.55 million ($0.16) -497.31

ASML Holding N.V. has higher revenue and earnings than Qorvo. Qorvo is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ASML Holding N.V., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

ASML Holding N.V. pays an annual dividend of $1.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Qorvo does not pay a dividend. ASML Holding N.V. pays out 22.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

ASML Holding N.V. has a beta of 1.16, indicating that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Qorvo has a beta of 1.03, indicating that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares ASML Holding N.V. and Qorvo’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ASML Holding N.V. 23.81% 19.82% 11.51%
Qorvo 4.37% 2.94% 2.23%

Summary

ASML Holding N.V. beats Qorvo on 13 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ASML Holding N.V.

ASML Holding N.V. is a holding company. The Company is a manufacturer of chip-making equipment. The Company is engaged in the development, production, marketing, selling and servicing of semiconductor equipment systems, consisting of lithography systems. The Company’s products include systems, and installed base products and services. The Company’s principal operations are in the Netherlands, the United States and Asia. The Company offers TWINSCAN systems, equipped with lithography system with a mercury lamp as light source (i-line), Krypton Fluoride (KrF) and Argon Fluoride (ArF) light sources for 300 millimeter processing wafers for manufacturing environments for which imaging at a small resolution is required. TWINSCAN systems also include immersion lithography systems (TWINSCAN immersion systems). The Company also offers NXE systems, which are equipped with extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light source technology. The Company offers YieldStar, a wafer metrology system.

About Qorvo

Qorvo, Inc. is a provider of technologies and radio frequency (RF) solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense and aerospace applications. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets its products to the United States and international original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs). Its segments include Mobile Products (MP) and Infrastructure and Defense Products (IDP). The MP segment is a supplier of radio frequency (RF) solutions that perform various functions in the cellular radio front end section of smartphones and other cellular devices. The IDP segment is a supplier of RF solutions that support various global applications, including ubiquitous high-speed network connectivity to the cloud, data center communications, Internet connectivity throughout the home and workplace, and upgraded military capabilities across the globe. It operates design, sales and manufacturing facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

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