Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ: CRUS) and Viasystems Group (NASDAQ:VIAS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.2% of Cirrus Logic shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Cirrus Logic shares are held by company 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Cirrus Logic and Viasystems Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cirrus Logic 1 3 8 0 2.58
Viasystems Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cirrus Logic currently has a consensus target price of $69.18, suggesting a potential upside of 19.59%. Given Cirrus Logic’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Cirrus Logic is more favorable than Viasystems Group.

Profitability

This table compares Cirrus Logic and Viasystems Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cirrus Logic 17.38% 26.71% 20.92%
Viasystems Group -2.73% -17.43% -2.95%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cirrus Logic and Viasystems Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cirrus Logic $1.60 billion 2.31 $413.94 million $4.18 13.84
Viasystems Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Cirrus Logic has higher revenue and earnings than Viasystems Group.

Summary

Cirrus Logic beats Viasystems Group on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cirrus Logic Company Profile

Cirrus Logic, Inc. is engaged in providing integrated circuits (ICs) for audio and voice signal processing applications. The Company develops analog and mixed-signal ICs for a range of customers. The Company offers two product lines: Portable Audio, and Non-Portable Audio and Other. The Company’s primary facility housing engineering, sales and marketing, and administration functions is located in Austin, Texas. The Company offers products through both direct and indirect sales channels across the world. The Company’s portable audio products include analog and mixed-signal components designed for mobile devices including smartphones, tablets, digital headsets, wearables, smart accessories and portable media players. Its non-portable audio and other products include analog and mixed-signal components targeting the consumer market, including smart home applications, and the automotive, energy and industrial markets.

Viasystems Group Company Profile

Viasystems Group, Inc. (Viasystems) provides multi-layer printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electromechanical solutions (E-M Solutions). The Company operates in two segments: Printed Circuit Boards and Assembly. The Printed Circuit Boards segment offers PCB products. The Assembly segment includes the Company’s E-M Solutions products and services. The Company has around 15 manufacturing facilities, including eight in the United States and seven located outside of the United States. The Company’s PCB products are produced at its eight domestic facilities, three of its five facilities are in China and one facility is in Canada. The Company’s E-M Solutions products and services are provided from other two facilities in China and one facility in Mexico. In addition to its manufacturing facilities, the Company maintains engineering and customer service centers in Hong Kong, China, the Netherlands, England, Canada, Mexico and the United States to support its customers’ local needs.

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