Qorvo (NASDAQ: QRVO) and Camtek (NASDAQ:CAMT) are both technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

96.8% of Qorvo shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 17.3% of Camtek shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Qorvo shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 79.4% of Camtek shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Qorvo and Camtek’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Qorvo -0.59% 10.77% 8.09%
Camtek 12.61% 15.68% 10.38%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Qorvo and Camtek’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Qorvo $3.03 billion 3.11 -$16.55 million ($0.14) -530.07
Camtek $109.52 million 1.88 $4.73 million $0.37 15.68

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

Dividends

Camtek pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Qorvo does not pay a dividend. Camtek pays out 37.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Qorvo and Camtek, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Qorvo 0 14 9 0 2.39
Camtek 0 0 2 0 3.00

Qorvo presently has a consensus price target of $77.44, suggesting a potential upside of 4.36%. Camtek has a consensus price target of $7.25, suggesting a potential upside of 25.00%. Given Camtek’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Camtek is more favorable than Qorvo.

Summary

Camtek beats Qorvo on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Qorvo

Qorvo, Inc. is a provider of technologies and radio frequency (RF) solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense and aerospace applications. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets its products to the United States and international original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs). Its segments include Mobile Products (MP) and Infrastructure and Defense Products (IDP). The MP segment is a supplier of radio frequency (RF) solutions that perform various functions in the cellular radio front end section of smartphones and other cellular devices. The IDP segment is a supplier of RF solutions that support various global applications, including ubiquitous high-speed network connectivity to the cloud, data center communications, Internet connectivity throughout the home and workplace, and upgraded military capabilities across the globe. It operates design, sales and manufacturing facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

About Camtek

Camtek Ltd is an Israel-based manufacturer of metrology and inspection equipment and a provider of software solutions. The Company mainly serves the Advanced Packaging, Memory, Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) Image Sensors, Micro Electro Mechanical Sensor (MEMS), Radio Frequency (RF) and other segments in the mid end of the semiconductors industry. The Company has more than seven offices around the world and provides tailor-made solutions in line with customers’ requirements. Camtek Ltd’s subsidiaries are: Camtek Europe SA, Camtek Korea Ltd, Camtek South East Asia Pte Ltd, Camtek USA Inc, Sela – Semiconductor Engineering Laboratories USA Inc, Camtek Japan Ltd and Sela Semiconductor Engineering Laboratories Ltd, among others.

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