Sunedison Semiconductor (SEMI) and Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM) Head to Head Analysis

Sunedison Semiconductor (NASDAQ: SEMI) and Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ:MXIM) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Sunedison Semiconductor and Maxim Integrated Products, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sunedison Semiconductor 0 0 0 0 N/A
Maxim Integrated Products 1 9 9 0 2.42

Maxim Integrated Products has a consensus price target of $52.05, suggesting a potential upside of 1.25%. Given Maxim Integrated Products’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Maxim Integrated Products is more favorable than Sunedison Semiconductor.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

63.0% of Sunedison Semiconductor shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.5% of Maxim Integrated Products shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Sunedison Semiconductor shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Maxim Integrated Products shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Maxim Integrated Products pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Sunedison Semiconductor does not pay a dividend. Maxim Integrated Products pays out 70.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Sunedison Semiconductor has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Sunedison Semiconductor and Maxim Integrated Products’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sunedison Semiconductor -13.19% -24.50% -10.80%
Maxim Integrated Products 25.48% 29.55% 15.06%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sunedison Semiconductor and Maxim Integrated Products’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sunedison Semiconductor N/A N/A N/A ($5.29) -2.42
Maxim Integrated Products $2.30 billion 6.30 $571.61 million $2.05 25.08

Maxim Integrated Products has higher revenue and earnings than Sunedison Semiconductor. Sunedison Semiconductor is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Maxim Integrated Products, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Maxim Integrated Products beats Sunedison Semiconductor on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sunedison Semiconductor

SunEdison Semiconductor Limited is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of silicon wafers to the semiconductor industry. The Company also develops advanced substrates, such as epitaxial (EPI) wafers and wafers for the silicon-on-insulator (SOI) market, which enable computing and communications applications. Its products include polished wafers, EPI wafers and SOI wafers. The Company sells its products to the semiconductor manufacturers around the world, including integrated device manufacturers, pure-play semiconductor foundries and companies that specialize in wafer customization. It operates facilities in semiconductor manufacturing regions throughout the world, including Taiwan, Malaysia, South Korea, Italy, Japan, and the United States. Its wafers are used as the base substrate for the manufacture of various types of semiconductor devices, including microprocessors, memory, analog, mixed-signal and radio frequency (RF) integrated circuits, discrete and image sensors.

About Maxim Integrated Products

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. is engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing a range of linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits, referred to as analog circuits. The Company also provides a range of high-frequency process technologies and capabilities for use in custom designs. The Company caters to automotive, communications and data center, computing, consumer and industrial markets. It offers a range of products, such as switching regulators, battery management, isolated power, charge pumps, linear regulators, light emitting diode (LED) drivers, motor driver integrated circuits (ICs), monitors and sequencers, transceivers, controllers and expanders, level translators, signal line protection ICs, broadband switches, powerline communications, real-time clocks, embedded security, microcontrollers, 1-Wire, iButton, data loggers, clock generation and distribution, memory products, optical, signal integrity, high-speed signaling, and display power and control.

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