Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (NASDAQ: AOSL) and TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) are both small-cap technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and earnings.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Alpha and Omega Semiconductor and TTM Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Alpha and Omega Semiconductor||$383.34 million||1.10||$13.82 million||$0.61||28.74|
|TTM Technologies||$2.53 billion||0.64||$34.86 million||$0.68||23.37|
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Alpha and Omega Semiconductor and TTM Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Alpha and Omega Semiconductor||0||1||3||0||2.75|
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor presently has a consensus price target of $25.00, indicating a potential upside of 42.61%. TTM Technologies has a consensus price target of $20.50, indicating a potential upside of 29.01%. Given Alpha and Omega Semiconductor’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Alpha and Omega Semiconductor is more favorable than TTM Technologies.
Volatility and Risk
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor has a beta of 0.29, indicating that its share price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TTM Technologies has a beta of 1.55, indicating that its share price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Alpha and Omega Semiconductor and TTM Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Alpha and Omega Semiconductor||3.92%||4.85%||3.78%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
70.6% of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor shares are held by institutional investors. 21.7% of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 28.4% of TTM Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
TTM Technologies beats Alpha and Omega Semiconductor on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Company Profile
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited is a designer, developer and global supplier of power semiconductors. The Company’s portfolio of power semiconductors includes approximately 1,600 products, as of June 30, 2016. The Company’s product portfolio consists of two categories: power discretes and power integrated circuits (ICs). The Company’s portfolio of products focuses high-volume applications, including personal computers, flat panel televisions, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, smart phones, battery packs, consumer and industrial motor controls and power supplies for television, computers, servers and telecommunications equipment. The Company sells its products primarily to distributors in the Asia Pacific region, who in turn sell these products to end customers. The Company conducts its operations primarily in the United States, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. Its products are applicable in desktop and tablet personal computers, flat panel displays and televisions.
TTM Technologies Company Profile
TTM Technologies, Inc. is a manufacturer of printed circuit board (PCB) products and is focused on technologically advanced PCBs and electro-mechanical solutions (E-M Solutions). As of January 2, 2017, the Company operated a total of 25 specialized facilities in North America and China. The Company’s segments include PCB, E-M Solutions and Corporate. As of January 2, 2017, the PCB segment included 13 domestic PCB fabrication plants, including a facility that provides follow-on value-added services primarily for one of the PCB fabrication plants; eight PCB fabrication plants in China and one in Canada. As of January 2, 2017, the E-M Solutions included three custom electronic assembly plants in China. The Company offers a range of PCB products, including conventional PCBs, high density interconnect (HDI) PCBs, flexible PCBs, rigid-flex PCBs, custom assemblies and system integration, and integrated circuits (IC) substrates.
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