Analyzing EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) and BE Semiconductor Industrs (NASDAQ:BESIY)

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BE Semiconductor Industrs (OTCMKTS:BESIY) and EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for BE Semiconductor Industrs and EMCORE, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BE Semiconductor Industrs 0 0 0 0 N/A
EMCORE 0 0 3 0 3.00

EMCORE has a consensus price target of $5.15, indicating a potential upside of 69.41%. Given EMCORE’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe EMCORE is more favorable than BE Semiconductor Industrs.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

53.5% of EMCORE shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of BE Semiconductor Industrs shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of EMCORE shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

BE Semiconductor Industrs pays an annual dividend of $1.59 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. EMCORE does not pay a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

BE Semiconductor Industrs has a beta of 2.15, meaning that its stock price is 115% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EMCORE has a beta of 0.18, meaning that its stock price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares BE Semiconductor Industrs and EMCORE’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BE Semiconductor Industrs 21.01% 25.11% 11.17%
EMCORE -30.49% -15.41% -11.69%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares BE Semiconductor Industrs and EMCORE’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BE Semiconductor Industrs $620.33 million 4.19 $160.92 million N/A N/A
EMCORE $85.62 million 1.02 -$17.45 million ($0.53) -5.74

BE Semiconductor Industrs has higher revenue and earnings than EMCORE.

Summary

BE Semiconductor Industrs beats EMCORE on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

BE Semiconductor Industrs Company Profile

BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. develops, manufactures, markets, sells, and services semiconductor assembly equipment for the semiconductor and electronics industries worldwide. The company's principal products include die attach equipment, such as single chips, multi chips, multi modules, flip chips, TCB and eWLB die bonding systems, and die sorting systems; and packaging equipment comprising conventional, ultra thin, and wafer level molding, as well as trim and form, and singulation systems. Its principal products also comprise plating equipment consisting of tin, copper, and precious metal plating systems, as well as related process chemicals; and tooling, conversion kits, spare parts, and other services. The company provides its products primarily to chip manufacturers, assembly subcontractors, and electronics and industrial companies. BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Duiven, the Netherlands.

EMCORE Company Profile

EMCORE Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides advanced mixed-signal optics products in California. It offers broadband products comprising cable television; laser, receiver, and photodetector component products; radio frequency over glass FTTP products; satellite/microwave communications products; and wireless communications products. The company also provides chip devices products, including high-power gain chips, GPON fiber-to-the-premises, and data center chip products; and navigation systems products, such as fiber optic gyroscope products and inertial measurement units and navigation systems products. It sells its products through direct sales force, application engineers, third party sales representatives, and distributors. EMCORE Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Alhambra, California.

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