Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) and ANADIGICS (NASDAQ:ANAD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Universal Display Corporation and ANADIGICS, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Universal Display Corporation 0 5 6 0 2.55
ANADIGICS 0 0 0 0 N/A

Universal Display Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $117.88, suggesting a potential downside of 10.94%. Given Universal Display Corporation’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Universal Display Corporation is more favorable than ANADIGICS.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.3% of Universal Display Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 5.7% of Universal Display Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Universal Display Corporation and ANADIGICS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Universal Display Corporation 31.15% 14.90% 12.72%
ANADIGICS -49.89% -97.40% -69.35%

Dividends

Universal Display Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. ANADIGICS does not pay a dividend. Universal Display Corporation pays out 6.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Universal Display Corporation and ANADIGICS’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Universal Display Corporation $262.87 million 23.68 $131.26 million $1.73 76.50
ANADIGICS N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Universal Display Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than ANADIGICS.

Summary

Universal Display Corporation beats ANADIGICS on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Universal Display Corporation

Universal Display Corporation is engaged in the research, development and commercialization of organic light emitting diode (OLED), technologies and materials for use in display and solid-state lighting applications. The Company also supplies its OLED materials to manufacturers of OLED displays and lighting products for evaluation and for use in product development and for pre-commercial activities, and it also provides technical assistance and support to these manufacturers. The Company has produced and sold phosphorescent emitter materials that produce red, yellow, green and light-blue light, which are combined in various ways for the display and lighting markets. It has also developed host materials for the emissive layer. The Company is a supplier of phosphorescent emitter materials to OLED product manufacturers. Phosphorescent OLEDs utilize specialized materials and device structures that allow OLEDs to emit light through a process known as phosphorescence.

About ANADIGICS

ANADIGICS, Inc. is engaged in the designing and manufacturing of radio frequency (RF) semiconductor solutions for infrastructure and mobile communications and data transmission markets. The Company’s product portfolio includes line amplifiers, reverse path amplifiers, power amplifiers (PAs) and front-end integrated circuits (FEIC). The Company designs, develops, and manufactures RFIC’s primarily using GaAs compound semiconductor substrates with various process technologies, including metal semiconductor field effect transistor (MESFET), pseudomorphic high-electron-mobility transistor (pHEMT) and heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT). The Company’s InGaP-Plus technology, combines InGaP HBT and pHEMT processes on a single substrate and integrates the PA function and the RF active switch function on the same die. Additionally, the Company offers VCSEL process technology. The Company fabricates its ICs in its six-inch diameter GaAs wafer fabrication facility.

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