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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for QuickLogic and Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QuickLogic 0 0 2 0 3.00
Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng 0 0 0 0 N/A

QuickLogic presently has a consensus price target of $2.25, indicating a potential upside of 19.05%. Given QuickLogic’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe QuickLogic is more favorable than Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng.

Dividends

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

19.0% of QuickLogic shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.8% of Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.9% of QuickLogic shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.9% of Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QuickLogic -120.37% -76.28% -49.70%
Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng 8.74% 13.80% 7.00%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares QuickLogic and Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
QuickLogic $11.42 million 13.27 -$19.14 million ($0.19) -9.95
Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng $8.53 billion 1.30 $659.30 million $0.46 14.57

Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng has higher revenue and earnings than QuickLogic. QuickLogic 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.

Volatility and Risk

QuickLogic has a beta of -0.16, meaning that its share price is 116% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng has a beta of 0.56, meaning that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng beats QuickLogic on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

QuickLogic Company Profile

QuickLogic Corporation develops and markets semiconductor and software algorithm solutions. The Company’s solutions primarily target smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, and the Internet-of-Things (IoT). The Company is a fabless semiconductor provider of flexible sensor processing solutions, ultra-low power display bridges, and ultra-low power Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). The Company’s solutions integrate multi-core processing, programmable logic, sensor fusion and context aware algorithms, and embedded software. The Company’s solutions are created from its new silicon platforms, including EOS, ArcticLink III, PolarPro 3, PolarPro II, PolarPro, and Eclipse II products, its mature products, which are produced on semiconductor processes over 180 nanometers, primarily include its pASIC 3 and QuickRAM, as well as royalty revenue, programming hardware and design software. Its sensor algorithm software includes SenseMe software library.

Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng Company Profile

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.

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