Head to Head Review: Himax Technologies (HIMX) versus Montage Technology Group (MONT)

Himax Technologies (NASDAQ: HIMX) and Montage Technology Group (NASDAQ:MONT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Himax Technologies and Montage Technology Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Himax Technologies 1.25% 2.08% 1.24%
Montage Technology Group N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Himax Technologies and Montage Technology Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Himax Technologies $802.92 million 2.13 $50.91 million $0.06 165.53
Montage Technology Group N/A N/A N/A $1.13 N/A

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

21.7% of Himax Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 31.5% of Himax 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.

Dividends

Himax Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.23 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Montage Technology Group does not pay a dividend. Himax Technologies pays out 383.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Himax Technologies and Montage Technology Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Himax Technologies 3 2 10 0 2.47
Montage Technology Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Himax Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $9.67, indicating a potential downside of 2.60%.

Summary

Himax Technologies beats Montage Technology Group on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Himax Technologies

Himax Technologies, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor solution provider. The Company is engaged in display driver integrated circuits (IC) and timing controllers used in televisions, laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, car navigation and other consumer electronics devices. The Company operates through two segments: Driver IC and Non-driver products. In addition, the Company designs and provides controllers for touch sensor displays, liquid crystal on silicon micro-displays used in palm-size projectors and head-mounted displays, light-emitting diode driver ICs, power management ICs, scaler products for monitors and projectors, video processing IC solutions and silicon IPs. It also offers digital camera solutions, including complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor image sensors and wafer level optics, which are used in a range of applications, such as mobile phone, tablet, laptop, televisions, personal computer camera, automobile, security and medical devices.

About Montage Technology Group

Montage Technology Group Limited is a global fabless provider of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions addressing the home entertainment and cloud computing markets. Its analog and radio frequency solutions, digital signal processors and high speed interfaces serves as the foundation for its technology platform. Its solutions contain a number of different technologies that allow for enhanced signal processing, resulting in improved overall video quality under the typically limited existing broadband network infrastructure in emerging markets. The Company has sold over 230 million integrated circuits, which have been shipped to over 150 end customers globally. In November 2014, Montage Technology Global Holdings, Ltd., an entity jointly formed by Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment Co., Ltd. (PDSTI) and China Electronics Investment Holdings Limited (CEC Investment), has completed its acquisition of the Company.

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