Head to Head Comparison: Mindspeed Technologies (MSPD) versus Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng (ASX)

Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng (NYSE: ASX) and Mindspeed Technologies (NASDAQ:MSPD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

5.8% of Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.9% of Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Mindspeed Technologies does not pay a dividend. Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng pays out 34.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng and Mindspeed Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng 0 0 0 0 N/A
Mindspeed Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng and Mindspeed Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng 8.74% 13.80% 7.00%
Mindspeed Technologies N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng and Mindspeed Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng $8.53 billion 1.28 $659.30 million $0.46 14.39
Mindspeed Technologies N/A N/A N/A ($2.20) N/A

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

Summary

Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng beats Mindspeed Technologies on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. is a provider of semiconductor packaging and testing services. The Company offers a range of semiconductors packaging, testing and electronic manufacturing services (EMS). The Company’s segments include Packaging, Testing, EMS and Others. The Company provides services in packaging bare semiconductors into finished semiconductors with a range of electrical and thermal characteristics, as well as testing services, including front-end engineering testing, wafer probing and final testing services. It also sells goods from EMS. The Company engages in other activities, such as substrate production and real estate business. It provides integrated solutions for EMS in relation to computers, peripherals, communications, industrial, automotive, and storage and server applications. The Company provides front-end engineering testing services, including customized software development, electrical design validation, and reliability and failure analysis.

About Mindspeed Technologies

Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (Mindspeed) designs, develops and sells semiconductor solutions for communications applications in the wireline and wireless network infrastructure, which includes enterprise networks, broadband access networks (fixed and mobile), and metropolitan and wide area networks (WAN). Mindspeed has organized its solutions for these networks into three product families: communications convergence processing (formerly known as multiservice access), high-performance analog and WAN communications. Its products are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for use in a variety of network infrastructure equipment. The Company’s customers include Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Inc., Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and Zhongxing Telecom Equipment Corp. Effective December 18, 2013, M/A-Com Technology Solutions Holdings Inc acquired the entire interest of Mindspeed Technologies Inc.

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