Contrasting LDK Solar (OTCMKTS:LDKYQ) and MACOM Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSI)

LDK Solar (OTCMKTS:LDKYQGet Rating) and MACOM Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSIGet Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

LDK Solar has a beta of 6.17, indicating that its stock price is 517% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MACOM Technology Solutions has a beta of 1.92, indicating that its stock price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares LDK Solar and MACOM Technology Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LDK Solar N/A N/A N/A
MACOM Technology Solutions 65.16% 25.35% 11.71%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

72.3% of MACOM Technology Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 28.3% of MACOM Technology Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for LDK Solar and MACOM Technology Solutions, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LDK Solar 0 0 0 0 N/A
MACOM Technology Solutions 0 1 7 0 2.88

MACOM Technology Solutions has a consensus target price of $72.09, indicating a potential upside of 4.39%. Given MACOM Technology Solutions’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe MACOM Technology Solutions is more favorable than LDK Solar.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares LDK Solar and MACOM Technology Solutions’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
LDK Solar N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
MACOM Technology Solutions $675.17 million 7.23 $439.95 million $6.18 11.17

MACOM Technology Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than LDK Solar.


MACOM Technology Solutions beats LDK Solar on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About LDK Solar

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LDK Solar Co., Ltd., through its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets photovoltaic (PV) products in the People's Republic of China, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and North America. The company operates through two segments, Polysilicon and Other PV Products. It produces and sells solar-grade and electronic-grade polysilicon. The company also manufactures and sells multicrystalline and monocrystalline solar wafers to manufacturers of solar cells and solar modules; and PV cells and PV modules. In addition, it provides solar module processing services; designs and develops solar farm projects, as well as offers related engineering, procurement, and construction services for solar farm projects; and sells silicon materials, which include ingots and polysilicon scraps. LDK Solar CO., Ltd. was founded in 2005 and is based in Xinyu, the People's Republic of China.

About MACOM Technology Solutions

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MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs and manufactures analog semiconductor solutions for use in wireless and wireline applications across the radio frequency (RF), microwave, millimeter wave, and lightwave spectrum in the United States, China, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Australia, Malaysia, and internationally. The company offers a portfolio of standard and custom devices, including integrated circuits, multi-chip modules, diodes, amplifiers, switches and switch limiters, passive and active components, and subsystems. Its semiconductor products are electronic components that are incorporated in electronic systems, such as wireless base stations, high-capacity optical networks, radar, and medical systems and test and measurement applications. The company serves various markets comprising telecommunication that includes carrier infrastructure, which comprise long-haul/metro, 5G, and fiber-to-the-X/passive optical network; industrial and defense, including military and commercial radar, RF jammers, electronic countermeasures, and communication data links, as well as multi-market applications, such as industrial, medical, test and measurement, and scientific applications; and data centers. It sells its products through direct sales force, applications engineering staff, independent sales representatives, resellers, and distributors. The company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts.

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