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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings -22.43% 17.21% 7.73%
Mattson Technology -13.95% -18.69% -13.50%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

73.0% of MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. 57.1% of MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings and Mattson Technology’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings $685.09 million 3.96 $127.67 million ($2.50) -16.93
Mattson Technology N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Mattson Technology.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings and Mattson Technology, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings 0 1 4 0 2.80
Mattson Technology 0 1 0 0 2.00

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $55.60, suggesting a potential upside of 31.35%. Mattson Technology has a consensus target price of $38.00, suggesting a potential upside of 955.56%. Given Mattson Technology’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Mattson Technology is more favorable than MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings.

Summary

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings beats Mattson Technology on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings

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.

About Mattson Technology

Mattson Technology, Inc. is a United States-based company, which provides a global semiconductor wafer processing equipment. The Company is engaged in designing, manufacturing, marketing and supporting semiconductor wafer processing equipment, which uses in the fabrication of integrated circuits. It operates in four product sectors: dry strip, etch, conventional rapid thermal processing and millisecond anneal. It is a supplier of dry strip and rapid thermal processing (RTP) equipment for processing to semiconductor manufactures across the world for the fabrication of various devices. It offers its technology to provide capital equipment that deliver processing capability for integrated circuit fabrication to its customers. Its product support offerings include product specific upgrade kits, labor and parts, labor bank program and process engineering services. Its designing and manufacturing centers are located in the United States, Canada and Germany.

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