MoSys (NASDAQ: MOSY) and Integrated Device Technology (NASDAQ:IDTI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

15.1% of MoSys shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.2% of Integrated Device Technology shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of MoSys shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Integrated Device Technology shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

MoSys has a beta of 0.64, indicating that its share price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Integrated Device Technology has a beta of 1.96, indicating that its share price is 96% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for MoSys and Integrated Device Technology, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MoSys 0 0 1 0 3.00
Integrated Device Technology 2 1 10 0 2.62

Integrated Device Technology has a consensus target price of $32.50, indicating a potential upside of 5.69%. Given Integrated Device Technology’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Integrated Device Technology is more favorable than MoSys.


This table compares MoSys and Integrated Device Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MoSys -383.73% -131.45% -59.69%
Integrated Device Technology 13.32% 19.65% 11.79%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares MoSys and Integrated Device Technology’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MoSys $6.02 million 1.61 -$32.04 million ($3.66) -0.33
Integrated Device Technology $728.24 million 5.61 $110.48 million $0.73 42.12

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


Integrated Device Technology beats MoSys on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About MoSys

MoSys, Inc. (MoSys), together with its subsidiaries, is a fabless semiconductor company focused on the development and sale of integrated circuits (ICs) for the high-speed networking, communications, storage and computing markets. The Company has developed approximately two IC product lines under the Bandwidth Engine and LineSpeed product names. Bandwidth Engine ICs integrate its 1T-SRAM high-density embedded memory with its integrated macro function technology and a serial interface protocol resulting in a monolithic memory IC solution optimized for transaction performance. The LineSpeed IC product line consists of non-memory, high-speed serialization-deserialization (SerDes), input/output (I/O) physical layer (PHY) devices with clock data recovery, gearbox and retimer functionality, which convert lanes of data received on line cards or by optical modules into various configurations and/or ensure signal integrity.

About Integrated Device Technology

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers’ applications. The Company operates through two segments: the Communications, and the Computing, Consumer and Industrial. It offers products in radio frequency (RF), timing, wireless power transfer, serial switching, interfaces and sensing solutions. It offers a range of mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing, consumer, automotive and industrial segments. These products are used for development in areas, such as fourth generation (4G) infrastructure, network communications, cloud datacenters and power management for computing and mobile devices. It offers solutions in designing communications, computing, consumer, automotive and industrial applications. It markets its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) through a range of channels, including direct sales, distributors and electronic manufacturing suppliers (EMSs).

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