Head to Head Comparison: PDF Solutions (PDFS) vs. TSR (TSRI)

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PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) and TSR (NASDAQ:TSRI) 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 profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PDF Solutions and TSR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PDF Solutions $85.79 million 4.52 -$7.72 million ($0.24) -49.79
TSR $64.99 million 0.15 $480,000.00 N/A N/A

TSR has lower revenue, but higher earnings than PDF Solutions.

Volatility and Risk

PDF Solutions has a beta of 1.4, meaning that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TSR has a beta of 1.35, meaning that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares PDF Solutions and TSR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PDF Solutions -12.23% -5.00% -4.38%
TSR -0.93% -7.42% -4.55%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for PDF Solutions and TSR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PDF Solutions 0 1 0 0 2.00
TSR 0 0 0 0 N/A

PDF Solutions currently has a consensus target price of $13.00, indicating a potential upside of 8.79%. Given PDF Solutions’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe PDF Solutions is more favorable than TSR.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.8% of PDF Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.5% of TSR shares are held by institutional investors. 14.7% of PDF Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of TSR shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

PDF Solutions beats TSR on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PDF Solutions

PDF Solutions, Inc. provides hardware, software, and intellectual property products to integrated circuit (IC) vendors in the United States, China, Taiwan, Germany, and internationally. It offers Exensio platform, which consists of Exensio-Yield that collects and stores yield data in an analysis-ready database, which enables product engineers to identify and analyze production yield, performance, reliability, and other issues; Exensio-Control, which provides fault detection and classification capabilities for monitoring, alarming, and controlling manufacturing tool sets; Exensio-Test that offers data collection and analysis capability; Exensio Characterization, which encapsulates test structure analysis functionality of electrical and in-line inspection data from CV test chips and design-for-inspection DFI on-chip instruments; and Exensio ALPS that provides device manufacturers with the capability to link all device data, including fabrication and characterization data from every step of the product life cycle. The company also provides DFI Systems, such as DFI on-chip instruments, eProbe non-contactless E-beam tool, and Exensio characterization software; and Characterization Vehicle (CV) infrastructure, which includes CV test chips and pdFasTest electrical testers. In addition, it offers FIRE software, which analyzes an IC design to compute its systematic and random yield loss; and Template technology that includes Templatyzer software and IP for identifying and developing a set of layout patterns. The company sells its technologies and services through direct sales force, solution service teams, and strategic alliances to integrated device manufacturers, fabless semiconductor companies, foundries, out-sourced semiconductor assembly and test, and system houses in the microprocessors, memory, graphics, image sensor solutions, and communications segments. PDF Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

About TSR

TSR, Inc. provides contract computer programming services in the New York metropolitan area, New England, and the Mid-Atlantic region. It offers technical computer personnel to supplement the in-house information technology capabilities of its customers in the areas of .net and java application development, android and IOS mobile application platform development, project management, IT security, cloud development and architecture, UI design and development, network infrastructure and support, and database development and administration, as well as provides business analysts. The company primarily serves vendor management companies, as well as customers in the financial services business. TSR, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is based in Hauppauge, New York.

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