Diodes (NASDAQ: DIOD) and Spansion (NASDAQ:CODE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.9% of Diodes shares are held by institutional investors. 7.0% of Diodes shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Diodes and Spansion, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diodes 1 1 1 0 2.00
Spansion 0 0 0 0 N/A

Diodes currently has a consensus target price of $30.00, indicating a potential upside of 11.61%. Given Diodes’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Diodes is more favorable than Spansion.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Diodes and Spansion’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Diodes $983.31 million 1.34 $155.04 million $0.52 51.69
Spansion N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Diodes has higher revenue and earnings than Spansion.

Profitability

This table compares Diodes and Spansion’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diodes 2.68% 5.64% 3.07%
Spansion -7.99% -18.66% -7.19%

Summary

Diodes beats Spansion on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Diodes

Diodes Incorporated is a manufacturer and supplier of application-specific standard products within the discrete, logic, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor markets, serving the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial and automotive markets. The Company’s products include diodes; rectifiers; transistors; metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs); protection devices; amplifiers and comparators; Hall-effect and temperature sensors, and power management devices, including light emitting diode (LED) drivers, alternating current (AC)-direct current (DC) and DC-DC switching, linear voltage regulators and voltage references, along with special function devices, such as universal serial bus (USB) power switches, load switches, voltage supervisors and motor controllers. It also holds interests in Pericom Semiconductor Corporation, which designs, develops and markets integrated circuits (ICs) and frequency control products (FCPs).

About Spansion

Spansion Inc. (Spansion) is a designer, manufacturer and developer of embedded systems solutions. The Company’s embedded systems solutions address a variety of applications, including automotive, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, tablets, personal computers (PCs), gaming consoles and industrial equipment with a range of products. The Company has two product groups for embedded applications: flash memory and microcontrollers/analog products. Its flash memory market consists of two architectures: NOR and NAND flash memory. NOR flash memory is used for code execution and storage in consumer electronics, automobiles, communications, gaming and industrial applications. NAND flash memory is used for data storage in applications, such as solid-state drives, removable storage devices and embedded managed NAND devices. The Company focuses on embedded markets, such as transportation, industrial, consumer, communications and gaming markets.

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