Resonant (NASDAQ: RESN) and Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Resonant and Xilinx, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Resonant 0 0 3 0 3.00
Xilinx 2 12 8 0 2.27

Resonant presently has a consensus target price of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 76.60%. Xilinx has a consensus target price of $63.89, indicating a potential downside of 10.67%. Given Resonant’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Resonant is more favorable than Xilinx.

Profitability

This table compares Resonant and Xilinx’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Resonant -3,119.05% -150.42% -126.22%
Xilinx 26.22% 24.70% 12.78%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Resonant and Xilinx’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Resonant $588,000.00 113.23 -$17.25 million ($1.48) -3.06
Xilinx $2.39 billion 7.44 $755.86 million $2.33 30.70

Xilinx has higher revenue and earnings than Resonant. Resonant is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Xilinx, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Resonant has a beta of 0.84, meaning that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xilinx has a beta of 1.1, meaning that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Xilinx pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Resonant does not pay a dividend. Xilinx pays out 60.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Xilinx has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

5.1% of Resonant shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.4% of Xilinx shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.3% of Resonant shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Xilinx shares are owned 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.

Summary

Xilinx beats Resonant on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Resonant

Resonant Inc. is a late-stage development company. The Company creates filter designs for radio frequency (RF) front-ends for the mobile device industry. The RF front-end is the circuitry in a mobile device for analog signal processing and is located between the device’s antenna and its digital baseband. The Company uses a technology called Infinite Synthesized Networks (ISN) to configure and connect resonators, the building blocks of RF filters. The Company uses ISN to develop new classes of filter designs. The Company is also developing a series of single-band surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter designs for frequency bands. The Company is developing multiplexer filter designs for over two bands to address the carrier aggregation (CA) requirements of its customers. In addition, the Company is also developing reconfigurable filter designs to replace multiple filters for multiple bands. The Company is also involved in the development of a filter reconfigurable between three bands.

About Xilinx

Xilinx, Inc. (Xilinx) is engaged in designing and developing programmable devices and associated technologies. The Company’s programmable devices and associated technologies include integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), including programmable System on Chips (SoCs) and three-dimensional ICs (3D ICs); software design tools to program the PLDs; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards, and intellectual property (IP), which consists of Xilinx, and various third-party verification and IP cores. The Company provides design services, customer training, field engineering and technical support. Its PLDs include field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs) that its customers program to perform desired logic functions, and programmable SoCs, which combine (Advanced reduced instruction set computing (RISC) Machines (ARM)) processor-based systems with programmable logic in a single device.

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