Amkor Technology (NASDAQ: AMKR) and ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Amkor Technology and ASML Holding N.V.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amkor Technology 6.63% 12.95% 4.35%
ASML Holding N.V. 23.69% 18.48% 10.71%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Amkor Technology and ASML Holding N.V.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Amkor Technology $4.01 billion 0.53 $866.26 million $1.11 8.06
ASML Holding N.V. $9.10 billion 7.56 $3.19 billion $4.57 34.95

ASML Holding N.V. has higher revenue and earnings than Amkor Technology. Amkor Technology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ASML Holding N.V., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Amkor Technology has a beta of 2.59, indicating that its stock price is 159% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ASML Holding N.V. has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Amkor Technology and ASML Holding N.V., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amkor Technology 0 1 0 0 2.00
ASML Holding N.V. 0 7 10 0 2.59

Amkor Technology currently has a consensus price target of $10.50, suggesting a potential upside of 17.32%. ASML Holding N.V. has a consensus price target of $160.67, suggesting a potential upside of 0.59%. Given Amkor Technology’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Amkor Technology is more favorable than ASML Holding N.V..

Institutional & Insider Ownership

38.7% of Amkor Technology shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.1% of ASML Holding N.V. shares are held by institutional investors. 58.1% of Amkor Technology shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

ASML Holding N.V. pays an annual dividend of $1.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Amkor Technology does not pay a dividend. ASML Holding N.V. pays out 24.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

ASML Holding N.V. beats Amkor Technology on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Amkor Technology Company Profile

Amkor Technology, Inc. is a provider of outsourced semiconductor packaging and test services. The Company’s packaging and test services are designed to meet application and chip specific requirements, including the type of interconnect technology; size, thickness and electrical, and mechanical and thermal performance. It provides packaging and test services, including semiconductor wafer bump, wafer probe, wafer backgrind, package design, packaging, system-level, and final test and drop shipment services. The Company provides its services to integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), fabless semiconductor companies and contract foundries. IDMs design, manufacture, package and test semiconductors in their own facilities. The Company offers a range of advanced and mainstream packaging and test services. The Company’s mainstream packages include leadframe packages, substrate-based wirebond packages and micro-electro-mechanical systems packages.

ASML Holding N.V. Company Profile

ASML Holding N.V. is a holding company. The Company is a manufacturer of chip-making equipment. The Company is engaged in the development, production, marketing, selling and servicing of semiconductor equipment systems, consisting of lithography systems. The Company’s products include systems, and installed base products and services. The Company’s principal operations are in the Netherlands, the United States and Asia. The Company offers TWINSCAN systems, equipped with lithography system with a mercury lamp as light source (i-line), Krypton Fluoride (KrF) and Argon Fluoride (ArF) light sources for 300 millimeter processing wafers for manufacturing environments for which imaging at a small resolution is required. TWINSCAN systems also include immersion lithography systems (TWINSCAN immersion systems). The Company also offers NXE systems, which are equipped with extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light source technology. The Company offers YieldStar, a wafer metrology system.

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