Amkor Technology (NASDAQ: AMKR) and Mattson Technology (NASDAQ:MTSN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

39.0% of Amkor Technology shares are held by institutional investors. 58.1% of Amkor Technology shares are held by company 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.

Risk & Volatility

Amkor Technology has a beta of 2.63, meaning that its share price is 163% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mattson Technology has a beta of 2.33, meaning that its share price is 133% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Amkor Technology and Mattson Technology, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amkor Technology 0 1 0 0 2.00
Mattson Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A

Amkor Technology currently has a consensus target price of $10.50, indicating a potential upside of 0.48%. Given Amkor Technology’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Amkor Technology is more favorable than Mattson Technology.

Profitability

This table compares Amkor Technology and Mattson Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amkor Technology 6.41% 12.04% 4.18%
Mattson Technology -13.95% -18.69% -13.50%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Amkor Technology and Mattson Technology’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Amkor Technology $3.89 billion 0.64 $164.19 million $1.09 9.59
Mattson Technology N/A N/A N/A $0.13 27.69

Amkor Technology has higher revenue and earnings than Mattson Technology. Amkor Technology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mattson Technology, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Amkor Technology beats Mattson Technology on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Amkor Technology Company Profile

Amkor Technology, Inc. is a provider of outsourced semiconductor packaging and test services. The Company’s packaging and test services are designed to meet application and chip specific requirements, including the type of interconnect technology; size, thickness and electrical, and mechanical and thermal performance. It provides packaging and test services, including semiconductor wafer bump, wafer probe, wafer backgrind, package design, packaging, system-level, and final test and drop shipment services. The Company provides its services to integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), fabless semiconductor companies and contract foundries. IDMs design, manufacture, package and test semiconductors in their own facilities. The Company offers a range of advanced and mainstream packaging and test services. The Company’s mainstream packages include leadframe packages, substrate-based wirebond packages and micro-electro-mechanical systems packages.

Mattson Technology Company Profile

Mattson Technology, Inc. is a United States-based company, which provides a global semiconductor wafer processing equipment. The Company is engaged in designing, manufacturing, marketing and supporting semiconductor wafer processing equipment, which uses in the fabrication of integrated circuits. It operates in four product sectors: dry strip, etch, conventional rapid thermal processing and millisecond anneal. It is a supplier of dry strip and rapid thermal processing (RTP) equipment for processing to semiconductor manufactures across the world for the fabrication of various devices. It offers its technology to provide capital equipment that deliver processing capability for integrated circuit fabrication to its customers. Its product support offerings include product specific upgrade kits, labor and parts, labor bank program and process engineering services. Its designing and manufacturing centers are located in the United States, Canada and Germany.

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