Peregrine Semiconductor Corp (NASDAQ: PSMI) and O2Micro International Limited (NASDAQ:OIIM) are both small-cap technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and profitability.
This table compares Peregrine Semiconductor Corp and O2Micro International Limited’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Peregrine Semiconductor Corp||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|O2Micro International Limited||-6.99%||-4.05%||-3.62%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Peregrine Semiconductor Corp and O2Micro International Limited, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Peregrine Semiconductor Corp||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|O2Micro International Limited||0||1||0||0||2.00|
O2Micro International Limited has a consensus target price of $3.50, indicating a potential upside of 88.17%. Given O2Micro International Limited’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe O2Micro International Limited is more favorable than Peregrine Semiconductor Corp.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
40.0% of O2Micro International Limited shares are held by institutional investors. 8.0% of O2Micro International Limited shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Peregrine Semiconductor Corp and O2Micro International Limited’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Peregrine Semiconductor Corp||N/A||N/A||N/A||($0.79)||-15.76|
|O2Micro International Limited||$56.56 million||0.84||-$2.98 million||($0.17)||-10.94|
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp has higher revenue, but lower earnings than O2Micro International Limited. Peregrine Semiconductor Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than O2Micro International Limited, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
O2Micro International Limited beats Peregrine Semiconductor Corp on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Peregrine Semiconductor Corp
Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (Peregrine) is engaged in the design, manufacturing and marketing radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) for the aerospace and defense, broadband, industrial, mobile wireless device, test and measurement equipment, and wireless infrastructure markets. The Company is provider of RFICs. Its products include RF switches-antenna, RFswitches-broadband and general purpose, digital attenuators, synthesizers, mixers/upconverters, prescalers, variable gain amplifiers, digitally tunable capacitors, DC-DC converters and power amplifiers. Its UltraCMOS technology enables the design, manufacture, and integration of multiple radio frequency (RF), mixed signal, and digital functions on a single chip. Its solutions target a range of applications in the aerospace and defense, broadband, industrial, mobile wireless device, test and measurement equipment, and wireless infrastructure markets.
About O2Micro International Limited
O2Micro International Limited designs, develops and markets power management components for the Computer, Consumer, Industrial, Automotive and Communications markets. The Company’s power management products include integrated circuits (ICs) for liquid crystal display (LCD) and light emitting diode (LED) lighting; control and monitoring of battery charging and discharging; direct current (DC)/DC and alternating current (AC)/DC conversion, and provide select and switch functionality between power sources. It offers a range of products, including desktop and notebook monitors, portable media players, digital cameras, battery management systems for power tools, electric bikes, low emission vehicles (LEV) applications, industrial personal computers (PCs), portable media devices, smart phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), global positioning system (GPS) units for navigational assistance in vehicles and electric and hybrid vehicle (EV/HEV) battery management.
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