Xilinx (NASDAQ: XLNX) and Pericom Semiconductor (NASDAQ:PSEM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Xilinx and Pericom Semiconductor, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xilinx 2 11 8 0 2.29
Pericom Semiconductor 0 0 0 0 N/A

Xilinx presently has a consensus target price of $69.12, indicating a potential upside of 1.06%.


Xilinx pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Pericom Semiconductor does not pay a dividend. Xilinx pays out 59.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Pericom Semiconductor has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Xilinx and Pericom Semiconductor’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Xilinx $2.35 billion 7.31 $622.51 million $2.37 28.86
Pericom Semiconductor N/A N/A N/A $0.56 N/A

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

95.2% of Xilinx shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Xilinx shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Xilinx and Pericom Semiconductor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xilinx 25.93% 25.17% 12.80%
Pericom Semiconductor 11.19% 6.74% 5.80%


Xilinx beats Pericom Semiconductor on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Xilinx Company Profile

Xilinx, Inc. (Xilinx) is engaged in designing and developing programmable devices and associated technologies. The Company’s programmable devices and associated technologies include integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), including programmable System on Chips (SoCs) and three-dimensional ICs (3D ICs); software design tools to program the PLDs; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards, and intellectual property (IP), which consists of Xilinx, and various third-party verification and IP cores. The Company provides design services, customer training, field engineering and technical support. Its PLDs include field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs) that its customers program to perform desired logic functions, and programmable SoCs, which combine (Advanced reduced instruction set computing (RISC) Machines (ARM)) processor-based systems with programmable logic in a single device.

Pericom Semiconductor Company Profile

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (Pericom) designs, develops and markets integrated circuits (ICs) and frequency control products (FCPs). The Company’s IC products include functions that support the connectivity, timing and signal conditioning of high-speed parallel and serial protocols that transfer data among a system’s microprocessor, memory and various peripherals, and between interconnected systems. The Company has four primary IC product categories: connectivity, switching, timing and signal integrity. Pericom’s FCPs are electronic components that provide frequency references, such as crystals and oscillators for computer, communication and consumer electronic products. It enables serial connectivity with solutions for the computing, communications and consumer market segments. Its products are used in various applications, such as servers, storage, enterprise networks, telecommunications and embedded applications.

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