Ultratech (NASDAQ: UTEK) and Chipmos Technologies (NASDAQ:IMOS) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Ultratech has a beta of 0.34, meaning that its share price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chipmos Technologies has a beta of 0.46, meaning that its share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Chipmos Technologies pays an annual dividend of $1.49 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.3%. Ultratech does not pay a dividend. Chipmos Technologies pays out 59.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ultratech and Chipmos Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ultratech N/A N/A N/A $0.42 71.98
Chipmos Technologies N/A N/A N/A $2.52 8.15

Chipmos Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ultratech, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.7% of Ultratech shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.4% of Chipmos Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.9% of Ultratech shares are owned by 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ultratech 5.17% 3.22% 2.83%
Chipmos Technologies 19.20% 9.74% 5.09%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Ultratech and Chipmos Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ultratech 0 3 0 0 2.00
Chipmos Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ultratech currently has a consensus target price of $28.88, indicating a potential downside of 4.47%. Given Ultratech’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Ultratech is more favorable than Chipmos Technologies.

Summary

Chipmos Technologies beats Ultratech on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ultratech Company Profile

Ultratech, Inc. (Ultratech) develops, manufactures and markets photolithography, laser thermal processing and inspection equipment. The Company operates through the manufacture and distribution of capital equipment to manufacturers of integrated circuits and nanotechnology components segment. The Company serves manufacturers of semiconductor devices, including packaging processes and various nanotechnology components such as laser diodes, high-brightness light emitting diodes (HBLEDs) and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), as well as atomic layer deposition systems (ALD) for customers located throughout the world. It has operations in North America, Europe, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and the rest of Asia. The Company supplies step-and-repeat photolithography systems based on one-to-one (1X) imaging technology to customers located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Chipmos Technologies Company Profile

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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