Chipmos Technologies (NASDAQ: IMOS) is one of 21 public companies in the “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Chipmos Technologies to related businesses based off the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Chipmos Technologies and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chipmos Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Chipmos Technologies Competitors 110 645 1332 51 2.62

All “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies have a potential upside of 14.69%. Given Chipmos Technologies’ peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Chipmos Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Chipmos Technologies and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Chipmos Technologies $611.37 million $182.71 million 7.29
Chipmos Technologies Competitors $1.98 billion $516.04 million 8.39

Chipmos Technologies’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Chipmos Technologies. Chipmos Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Chipmos Technologies and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chipmos Technologies 19.20% 9.74% 5.09%
Chipmos Technologies Competitors 6.59% 12.26% 7.11%

Dividends

Chipmos Technologies pays an annual dividend of $1.49 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.1%. Chipmos Technologies pays out 59.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.2% and pay out 26.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Chipmos Technologies has a beta of 0.51, meaning that its share price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chipmos Technologies’ peers have a beta of 1.18, meaning that their average share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

19.4% of Chipmos Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.9% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.7% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Chipmos Technologies peers beat Chipmos Technologies on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Chipmos Technologies

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC is a Taiwan-based company principally engaged in the integrated circuits packaging and testing business. The Company mainly provides thin small outline packaging (TSOP), fine-pitch ball grid array (FBGA) packaging, tape carrier packaging (TCP) and chip on film (COF) packaging services, as well as gold bumping services, among others. The Company’s products and services are used in information products, personal computers, communications equipment, office automation and consumer electronics. It mainly operates its business within domestic market, and in overseas markets, including the rest of Asia and the Americas.

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