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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Montage Technology Group and MoSys’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Montage Technology Group N/A N/A N/A $1.13 N/A
MoSys $6.02 million 1.61 -$32.04 million ($3.66) -0.33

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Montage Technology Group and MoSys, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Montage Technology Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
MoSys 0 0 1 0 3.00

Institutional and Insider Ownership

15.1% of MoSys shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of MoSys shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Montage Technology Group and MoSys’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Montage Technology Group N/A N/A N/A
MoSys -383.73% -131.45% -59.69%

About Montage Technology Group

Montage Technology Group Limited is a global fabless provider of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions addressing the home entertainment and cloud computing markets. Its analog and radio frequency solutions, digital signal processors and high speed interfaces serves as the foundation for its technology platform. Its solutions contain a number of different technologies that allow for enhanced signal processing, resulting in improved overall video quality under the typically limited existing broadband network infrastructure in emerging markets. The Company has sold over 230 million integrated circuits, which have been shipped to over 150 end customers globally. In November 2014, Montage Technology Global Holdings, Ltd., an entity jointly formed by Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment Co., Ltd. (PDSTI) and China Electronics Investment Holdings Limited (CEC Investment), has completed its acquisition of the Company.

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.

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