IEC Electronics Corp (NYSE: IEC) and Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for IEC Electronics Corp and Skyworks Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IEC Electronics Corp 0 1 2 0 2.67
Skyworks Solutions 1 4 21 1 2.81

IEC Electronics Corp currently has a consensus target price of $5.10, suggesting a potential upside of 20.85%. Skyworks Solutions has a consensus target price of $111.50, suggesting a potential upside of 6.56%. Given IEC Electronics Corp’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe IEC Electronics Corp is more favorable than Skyworks Solutions.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

80.9% of Skyworks Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Skyworks Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares IEC Electronics Corp and Skyworks Solutions’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IEC Electronics Corp $97.25 million 0.45 $3.44 million N/A N/A
Skyworks Solutions $3.50 billion 5.49 $1.45 billion $5.21 20.08

Skyworks Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than IEC Electronics Corp.

Profitability

This table compares IEC Electronics Corp and Skyworks Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IEC Electronics Corp 3.04% 24.24% 6.33%
Skyworks Solutions 27.86% 28.67% 26.04%

Dividends

Skyworks Solutions pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. IEC Electronics Corp does not pay a dividend. Skyworks Solutions pays out 24.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Skyworks Solutions beats IEC Electronics Corp on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

IEC Electronics Corp Company Profile

IEC Electronics Corp. provides electronic manufacturing services (EMS) to a range of technology companies that produce life-saving and mission critical products for the medical, industrial, aerospace and defense sectors. The Company specializes in delivering technical solutions for the custom manufacture of full system assemblies by providing on-site analytical testing laboratories, custom design and test engineering services combined with an array of manufacturing services encompassing electronics, interconnect solutions and precision metalworking. It offers its customers a range of manufacturing services, combined with scientific technical support to ensure their products perform for the critical applications they are intended for. Its products are distributed to and through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Its capabilities include design and test development, analysis and testing laboratory, custom functional test design and component risk mitigation.

Skyworks Solutions Company Profile

Skyworks Solutions Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets semiconductor products, including intellectual property. The Company’s analog semiconductors are connecting people, places, and things, spanning a number of new and unimagined applications within the automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets. Its geographical segments include the United States, Other Americas, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Other Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. It operates throughout the world with engineering, manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout Asia, Europe and North America. It is engaged with key original equipment manufacturers (OEM), smartphone providers and baseband reference design partners. Its product portfolio consists of various solutions, including amplifiers, attenuators, detectors, diodes, filters, front-end modules, hybrid, mixers, switches, and modulators.

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