Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) and Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitabiliy, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Lattice Semiconductor Corporation and Broadcom, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation 0 2 1 0 2.33
Broadcom 0 0 1 0 3.00

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $8.15, indicating a potential upside of 22.01%. Broadcom has a consensus target price of $216.40, indicating a potential upside of 295.83%. Given Broadcom’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Broadcom is more favorable than Lattice Semiconductor Corporation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Lattice Semiconductor Corporation and Broadcom’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation $435.13 million 1.88 $65.37 million ($0.35) -19.09
Broadcom N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Broadcom.

Profitability

This table compares Lattice Semiconductor Corporation and Broadcom’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation -9.57% 3.72% 1.34%
Broadcom 19.62% 17.57% 13.12%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.6% of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Broadcom beats Lattice Semiconductor Corporation on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation Company Profile

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation is a United States-based company, which develops semiconductor technologies that it monetizes through products, solutions and licenses. The Company operates through two segments: the core Lattice (Core) business, which includes intellectual property (IP) and semiconductor devices, and Qterics, a discrete software-as-a-service business unit in the Lattice legal entity structure. The Company is a provider of customizable smart connectivity solutions based on its low power field programmable gate array (FPGA), video application specific standard product (ASSP), 60 gigahertz millimeter wave, and IP products to the consumer, communications, industrial, computing and automotive markets across the world. Its products include iCE40 Ultra/UltraLite, iCE40 LP/HX/LM, MachXO3, MachXO2, MachXO, HDMI Transmitters, HDMI Receivers, USB Type-C Port Controllers, Port Processors, Analog to HDMI/MHL Converters, MHL Transmitters, UltraGig 6400 and 802.11ad Chipsets.

Broadcom Company Profile

Broadcom Corporation (Broadcom) provides semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. The Company offers a portfolio of system-on-a-chip solutions (SoCs) that deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. The Company’s solutions are used globally by manufacturers and are embedded in an array of communications products. The Company operates in two segments: Broadband and Connectivity, and Infrastructure and Networking. Broadcom’s solutions in Broadband and Connectivity segment include set-top box solutions, broadband modem solutions, connectivity solutions and a range of other technologies. Its solutions in Infrastructure and Networking segment include Ethernet switches and PHYs, which includes switches and fabrics; copper and optical transceivers; backplane and optical front-end physical layer devices; processors, and other Infrastructure and Networking technologies.

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