MoSys (NASDAQ: MOSY) and Fairchild Semiconductor Intl (NASDAQ:FCS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

28.8% of MoSys shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.7% of Fairchild Semiconductor Intl shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.8% of MoSys shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Fairchild Semiconductor Intl shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

MoSys has a beta of 0.45, indicating that its share price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fairchild Semiconductor Intl has a beta of 1.72, indicating that its share price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares MoSys and Fairchild Semiconductor Intl’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MoSys -511.21% -132.36% -87.59%
Fairchild Semiconductor Intl 1.97% 2.46% 1.77%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for MoSys and Fairchild Semiconductor Intl, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MoSys 0 1 0 0 2.00
Fairchild Semiconductor Intl 0 1 0 0 2.00

MoSys presently has a consensus price target of $20.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1,539.34%. Fairchild Semiconductor Intl has a consensus price target of $20.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.70%. Given MoSys’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe MoSys is more favorable than Fairchild Semiconductor Intl.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares MoSys and Fairchild Semiconductor Intl’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MoSys $5.78 million 1.41 -$17.85 million N/A N/A
Fairchild Semiconductor Intl N/A N/A N/A $0.06 331.06

Fairchild Semiconductor Intl has higher revenue, but lower earnings than MoSys.

Summary

Fairchild Semiconductor Intl beats MoSys on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About MoSys

MoSys, Inc. (MoSys), together with its subsidiaries, is a fabless semiconductor company focused on the development and sale of integrated circuits (ICs) for the high-speed networking, communications, storage and computing markets. The Company has developed approximately two IC product lines under the Bandwidth Engine and LineSpeed product names. Bandwidth Engine ICs integrate its 1T-SRAM high-density embedded memory with its integrated macro function technology and a serial interface protocol resulting in a monolithic memory IC solution optimized for transaction performance. The LineSpeed IC product line consists of non-memory, high-speed serialization-deserialization (SerDes), input/output (I/O) physical layer (PHY) devices with clock data recovery, gearbox and retimer functionality, which convert lanes of data received on line cards or by optical modules into various configurations and/or ensure signal integrity.

About Fairchild Semiconductor Intl

Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. is focused on developing, manufacturing and selling power management solutions. The Company is engaged in power analog and discrete design, as well as packaging. It also makes non-power semiconductor and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)-based solutions. The Company’s products are used in various end market applications, including industrial, home appliance, automotive, mobile, server and cloud computing, lighting and consumer electronics. It develops a range of power and signal path products for industrial, appliance, cloud computing and automotive applications. The Company’s segments include Switching Power Solutions segment (SPS), the Analog Power and Signal Solutions segment (APSS), and Standard Products Group (SPG). It also invests in wafer fabrication and packaging technology to support the development of these products. The Company also has an eight-inch wafer fabrication site in Bucheon, Korea.

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