ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (NASDAQ:IMOS) and Sequans Communications (NYSE:SQNS) Financial Survey

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (NASDAQ:IMOSGet Free Report) and Sequans Communications (NYSE:SQNSGet Free Report) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.


This table compares ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES and Sequans Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES 9.62% 8.60% 4.59%
Sequans Communications -122.10% -1,218.46% -36.74%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES and Sequans Communications, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sequans Communications 0 1 1 0 2.50

Sequans Communications has a consensus target price of $3.02, indicating a potential upside of 403.00%. Given Sequans Communications’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Sequans Communications is more favorable than ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

7.4% of ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.3% of Sequans Communications shares are held by institutional investors. 22.7% of ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.4% of Sequans Communications shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES and Sequans Communications’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES $21.36 billion 0.05 $64.26 million $1.85 15.15
Sequans Communications $33.62 million 1.10 -$41.04 million ($0.70) -0.86

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES has higher revenue and earnings than Sequans Communications. Sequans Communications is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sequans Communications has a beta of 0.14, suggesting that its share price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500.


ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES beats Sequans Communications on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.


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ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. researches, develops, manufactures, and sells high-integration and high-precision integrated circuits, and related assembly and testing services in the People's Republic of China, Japan, Singapore, and internationally. It operates through Testing; Assembly; Testing and Assembly for LCD, OLED and Other Display Panel Driver Semiconductors; Bumping; and Others segments. The company provides a range of back-end assembly and testing services, including engineering test, wafer probing, and final test of memory and logic/mixed-signal semiconductors, as well as leadframe-based and organic substrate-based package assembly services for memory and logic/mixed-signal semiconductors; and gold bumping, reel to reel assembly, and test services for LCD, OLED, and other panel display driver semiconductors. Its semiconductors are used in personal computers; graphics applications, such as game consoles; communications equipment; mobile products comprising cellular handsets, tablets, and consumer electronic products; and automotive/industry and display applications, such as display panels. ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Hsinchu City, Taiwan.

About Sequans Communications

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Sequans Communications S.A. engages in the fabless designing, developing, and supplying of cellular semiconductor solutions for massive and broadband Internet of Things (IoT) markets in Taiwan, Korea, China, rest of Asia, Germany, the United States, and internationally. It offers baseband solutions for use in encoding and decoding data based on 4G and 5G protocols for wireless processing platform for a cellular device; RF transceivers used to transmit and receive wireless transmissions; highly integrated SoC solutions that combine various functions into a single die or package; and LTE modules. The company also provides software, including source code and tools to enable manufacturers to integrate their solutions into their devices; and design support services. The company serves OEMs and ODMs Customers, as well as 4G and 5G wireless carriers. Sequans Communications S.A. was incorporated in 2003 and is based in Paris, France.

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