MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings (NASDAQ: MTSI) and Ultratech (NASDAQ:UTEK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

72.8% of MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.7% of Ultratech shares are owned by institutional investors. 42.3% of MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.9% of Ultratech shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings and Ultratech, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings 0 1 5 0 2.83
Ultratech 0 3 0 0 2.00

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $59.20, indicating a potential upside of 5.87%. Ultratech has a consensus price target of $28.88, indicating a potential downside of 4.47%. Given MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings is more favorable than Ultratech.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings and Ultratech’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings $632.82 million 5.64 $121.15 million ($1.94) -28.82
Ultratech N/A N/A N/A $0.42 71.98

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Ultratech. MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ultratech, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ultratech has a beta of 0.34, indicating that its share price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings and Ultratech’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings -16.35% 17.86% 7.99%
Ultratech 5.17% 3.22% 2.83%

Summary

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings beats Ultratech on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Company Profile

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. is a provider of high-performance analog semiconductor solutions that enable Internet applications, the cloud-connected applications economy, and the networked battlefield across the radio frequency (RF), microwave, millimeterwave and photonic spectrum. It has multiple design centers, silicon, gallium arsenide and indium phosphide fabrication, manufacturing, assembly and test, and operational facilities throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. It also offers foundry services. It offered a portfolio of over 4,500 standard and custom devices, which include integrated circuits, multi-chip modules, power pallets and transistors, diodes, amplifiers, switches and switch limiters, passive and active components and complete subsystems, across more than 40 product lines serving three primary markets, as of September 30, 2016. The Company’s products are RF Power Products, Optoelectronics and Photonic Solutions, among others.

Ultratech Company Profile

Ultratech, Inc. (Ultratech) develops, manufactures and markets photolithography, laser thermal processing and inspection equipment. The Company operates through the manufacture and distribution of capital equipment to manufacturers of integrated circuits and nanotechnology components segment. The Company serves manufacturers of semiconductor devices, including packaging processes and various nanotechnology components such as laser diodes, high-brightness light emitting diodes (HBLEDs) and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), as well as atomic layer deposition systems (ALD) for customers located throughout the world. It has operations in North America, Europe, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and the rest of Asia. The Company supplies step-and-repeat photolithography systems based on one-to-one (1X) imaging technology to customers located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

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