Integrated Device Technology (NASDAQ: IDTI) and Intermolecular (NASDAQ:IMI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Integrated Device Technology 13.32% 19.65% 11.79%
Intermolecular -36.38% -34.24% -27.71%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Integrated Device Technology and Intermolecular, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Integrated Device Technology 2 1 10 0 2.62
Intermolecular 0 1 0 0 2.00

Integrated Device Technology presently has a consensus price target of $32.50, indicating a potential upside of 8.88%. Given Integrated Device Technology’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Integrated Device Technology is more favorable than Intermolecular.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

96.2% of Integrated Device Technology shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.6% of Intermolecular shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Integrated Device Technology shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 45.4% of Intermolecular shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Integrated Device Technology and Intermolecular’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Integrated Device Technology $728.24 million 5.45 $110.48 million $0.73 40.89
Intermolecular $47.30 million 1.32 -$15.43 million ($0.27) -4.67

Integrated Device Technology has higher revenue and earnings than Intermolecular. Intermolecular 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.

Risk and Volatility

Integrated Device Technology has a beta of 1.96, suggesting that its stock price is 96% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intermolecular has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Integrated Device Technology beats Intermolecular on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Integrated Device Technology Company Profile

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).

Intermolecular Company Profile

Intermolecular, Inc. provides thin film solutions. The Company’s high productivity combinatorial (HPC) platform, which consists of its tempus processing tools, its automated characterization methods, and its Informatics analysis software, is purpose-built for research and development (R&D) using combinatorial process systems. It develops technology and Internet protocol (IP) rights focused on materials, processes, integration and device architectures in collaboration with its customers. Its HPC platform consists of tempus HPC processing, automated characterization and informatics and analysis software. The Company offers a series of wet processing tools and dry processing tools. Its informatics software includes workflow management software, analysis and reporting software, security and collaboration management software, and integration services. It caters to semiconductor device, semiconductor materials and equipment and clean energy market companies.

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