Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ: SWKS) and Entropic Communications (NASDAQ:ENTR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

80.8% of Skyworks Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Skyworks Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Skyworks Solutions pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Entropic Communications does not pay a dividend. Skyworks Solutions pays out 24.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Skyworks Solutions and Entropic Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Skyworks Solutions 27.86% 28.67% 26.04%
Entropic Communications -10.45% -11.67% -9.68%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Skyworks Solutions and Entropic Communications’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Skyworks Solutions $3.50 billion 5.50 $1.45 billion $5.21 20.11
Entropic Communications N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Skyworks Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than Entropic Communications.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Skyworks Solutions and Entropic Communications, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Skyworks Solutions 1 4 21 1 2.81
Entropic Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A

Skyworks Solutions presently has a consensus target price of $112.21, suggesting a potential upside of 7.10%. Given Skyworks Solutions’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Skyworks Solutions is more favorable than Entropic Communications.

Summary

Skyworks Solutions beats Entropic Communications on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Skyworks Solutions Company Profile

Skyworks Solutions Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets semiconductor products, including intellectual property. The Company’s analog semiconductors are connecting people, places, and things, spanning a number of new and unimagined applications within the automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets. Its geographical segments include the United States, Other Americas, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Other Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. It operates throughout the world with engineering, manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout Asia, Europe and North America. It is engaged with key original equipment manufacturers (OEM), smartphone providers and baseband reference design partners. Its product portfolio consists of various solutions, including amplifiers, attenuators, detectors, diodes, filters, front-end modules, hybrid, mixers, switches, and modulators.

Entropic Communications Company Profile

Entropic Communications, Inc. (Entropic) is a fabless semiconductor company. Entropic designs, develops and markets semiconductor solutions to enable home entertainment. The Company offers a portfolio of set-top box (STB), Video System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and home connectivity (Connectivity) solutions. Entropic’s Connectivity solutions enable access to broadcast and Internet Protocol television (IPTV) services, as well as deliver and distribute other media content, such as movies, music, games and photos across the home. The Company’s Connectivity solutions include home networking solutions based on the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) standard, high-speed broadband access solutions and Direct Broadcast Satellite outdoor unit (DBS ODU) solutions. Entropic’s STB product portfolio consists of a range of digital STB components and system solutions for the satellite, terrestrial, cable and IPTV markets across the world.

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