CSR (NASDAQ: CSRE) and O2Micro International Limited (NASDAQ:OIIM) are both integrated circuits companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Risk and Volatility

CSR has a beta of 1.23, suggesting that its share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, O2Micro International Limited has a beta of 0.1, suggesting that its share price is 90% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

39.5% of O2Micro International Limited shares are held by institutional investors. 8.0% of O2Micro International Limited shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for CSR and O2Micro International Limited, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CSR 0 0 0 0 N/A
O2Micro International Limited 0 1 0 0 2.00

O2Micro International Limited has a consensus target price of $3.50, indicating a potential upside of 94.44%. Given O2Micro International Limited’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe O2Micro International Limited is more favorable than CSR.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CSR and O2Micro International Limited’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CSR N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
O2Micro International Limited $56.56 million 0.82 -$2.98 million ($0.17) -10.59

CSR has higher revenue, but lower earnings than O2Micro International Limited.

Profitability

This table compares CSR and O2Micro International Limited’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CSR N/A N/A N/A
O2Micro International Limited -6.99% -4.05% -3.62%

About CSR

CSR Limited (CSR), formerly CSR plc, is engaged in the development of multifunction semiconductor platforms and technologies for the automotive, consumer, and voice and music categories. The Company’s products include aptX, aptX Enhanced, aptX Live, aptX Low Latency, ARMmbed Platform, BlueCore5 Multimedia, BlueCore4-Ext, Bluetooth Smart CSR101x Product Family, Entry-Level Soundbar Platform, BlueCore CSR8811 WLCSP, BlueCore BC6130, BlueCore CSRB5348, CSR Positioning Centre, CSR Synergy, CSR8605, CSRA65700 QFN, CSRmesh, Inferno Firmware Platform, MAPX, Quatro 5500 Series, CSR8350, SiRFstarIV and SyncLock. It offers its solutions in various industries, such as audio and home entertainment; connected car; connected wearables, health and fitness, and Internet of everything. The Company’s applications include auto sensors, car radio, home automation, mono headsets, soundbars, Bluetooth speakers, display audio, home entertainment ecosystems, car navigation, gaming and stereo headsets.

About O2Micro International Limited

O2Micro International Limited designs, develops and markets power management components for the Computer, Consumer, Industrial, Automotive and Communications markets. The Company’s power management products include integrated circuits (ICs) for liquid crystal display (LCD) and light emitting diode (LED) lighting; control and monitoring of battery charging and discharging; direct current (DC)/DC and alternating current (AC)/DC conversion, and provide select and switch functionality between power sources. It offers a range of products, including desktop and notebook monitors, portable media players, digital cameras, battery management systems for power tools, electric bikes, low emission vehicles (LEV) applications, industrial personal computers (PCs), portable media devices, smart phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), global positioning system (GPS) units for navigational assistance in vehicles and electric and hybrid vehicle (EV/HEV) battery management.

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