Financial Analysis: Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOSL) & PLX Technology (PLXT)

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (NASDAQ: AOSL) and PLX Technology (NASDAQ:PLXT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited and PLX Technology, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited 0 1 3 0 2.75
PLX Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited presently has a consensus target price of $25.00, indicating a potential upside of 40.92%.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited and PLX Technology’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited $383.34 million 1.11 $13.82 million $0.61 29.08
PLX Technology N/A N/A N/A $0.10 N/A

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited has higher revenue and earnings than PLX Technology. PLX Technology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

69.8% of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited shares are held by institutional investors. 21.7% of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited and PLX Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited 3.92% 5.23% 4.07%
PLX Technology N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited beats PLX Technology on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited Company Profile

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited is a designer, developer and global supplier of power semiconductors. The Company’s portfolio of power semiconductors includes approximately 1,600 products, as of June 30, 2016. The Company’s product portfolio consists of two categories: power discretes and power integrated circuits (ICs). The Company’s portfolio of products focuses high-volume applications, including personal computers, flat panel televisions, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, smart phones, battery packs, consumer and industrial motor controls and power supplies for television, computers, servers and telecommunications equipment. The Company sells its products primarily to distributors in the Asia Pacific region, who in turn sell these products to end customers. The Company conducts its operations primarily in the United States, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. Its products are applicable in desktop and tablet personal computers, flat panel displays and televisions.

PLX Technology Company Profile

PLX Technology, Inc. (PLX) is engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing, and selling integrated circuits that perform critical system connectivity functions. The Company markets its products to customers that sell electronic systems in the enterprise, consumer, server, storage, communications, personal computer (PC) peripheral and embedded markets. PLX also provides a range of connectivity bridges that allow systems that conform to different standards communicate with each other, and to enable customer field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) with non-standard interfaces to connect up to the mainstream interconnects. PLX offers a solution consisting of semiconductor devices, software development kits, hardware design kits, software drivers and firmware solutions. In July 2012, Entropic Communications Inc. acquired specific direct broadcast satellite intellectual property and corresponding technologies from the Company.

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