IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS) and Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (NASDAQ:AOSL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares IXYS Corporation and Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IXYS Corporation 7.33% 9.40% 6.45%
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited 3.61% 4.76% 3.71%

Volatility & Risk

IXYS Corporation has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited has a beta of 0.24, indicating that its stock price is 76% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

63.8% of IXYS Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.0% of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. 23.6% of IXYS Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 21.7% of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares IXYS Corporation and Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IXYS Corporation $325.03 million 2.30 $43.76 million $0.73 31.37
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited $383.34 million 0.94 $40.01 million $0.56 26.93

IXYS Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited. Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than IXYS Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for IXYS Corporation and Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IXYS Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited 0 1 3 0 2.75

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited has a consensus price target of $26.00, indicating a potential upside of 72.41%. Given Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited is more favorable than IXYS Corporation.

Summary

IXYS Corporation beats Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

IXYS Corporation Company Profile

IXYS Corporation (IXYS) is a multi-market integrated semiconductor company. The Company is engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of power semiconductors, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), microcontrollers, systems and radio frequency (RF) power semiconductors. Its power semiconductors are sold separately and are also packaged in high power modules that consist of multiple semiconductor dies. Its power metal-oxide-silicon (MOS) transistors operate at greater switching speeds than bipolar transistors. Its ICs address the demand for analog, mixed-signal and digital interface solutions in communication and other industries and include microcontrollers, mixed-signal application-specific ICs. RF power devices switch electricity at the high rates necessary to enable the amplification or reception of radio frequencies. It manufactures and sells laser diode drivers, high voltage pulse generators and modulators.

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited Company Profile

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited is a designer, developer and global supplier of power semiconductors. The Company’s portfolio of power semiconductors includes approximately 1,600 products, as of June 30, 2016. The Company’s product portfolio consists of two categories: power discretes and power integrated circuits (ICs). The Company’s portfolio of products focuses high-volume applications, including personal computers, flat panel televisions, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, smart phones, battery packs, consumer and industrial motor controls and power supplies for television, computers, servers and telecommunications equipment. The Company sells its products primarily to distributors in the Asia Pacific region, who in turn sell these products to end customers. The Company conducts its operations primarily in the United States, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. Its products are applicable in desktop and tablet personal computers, flat panel displays and televisions.

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