Entegris (NASDAQ: ENTG) and Chipmos Technologies (NASDAQ:IMOS) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Entegris and Chipmos Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Entegris 0 3 7 1 2.82
Chipmos Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Entegris currently has a consensus target price of $32.30, indicating a potential downside of 0.62%. Given Entegris’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Entegris is more favorable than Chipmos Technologies.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Entegris and Chipmos Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Entegris $1.18 billion 3.91 $97.14 million $0.97 33.51
Chipmos Technologies $567.50 million 1.33 $43.24 million $2.64 6.67

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

Dividends

Entegris pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Chipmos Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Entegris pays out 7.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Chipmos Technologies pays out 17.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

96.5% of Entegris shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.4% of Chipmos Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Entegris shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Entegris has a beta of 1.52, suggesting that its share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chipmos Technologies has a beta of 0.18, suggesting that its share price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Entegris and Chipmos Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Entegris 10.73% 18.82% 10.52%
Chipmos Technologies 19.18% 9.42% 4.96%

Summary

Entegris beats Chipmos Technologies on 13 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Entegris Company Profile

Entegris, Inc. is a global developer, manufacturer and supplier of microcontamination control products, specialty chemicals and materials handling solutions for manufacturing processes in the semiconductor and other high-technology industries. The Company operates in three business segments: Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials (SCEM), Advanced Materials Handling (AMH) and Microcontamination Control (MC). The SCEM segment provides process chemistries, gases, materials and delivery systems to support semiconductor and other manufacturing processes. The AMH segment develops solutions to monitor, protect, transport, and deliver critical liquid chemistries and substrates for a set of applications in the semiconductor industry and other high-technology industries. AMH offers wafer solutions, chemical containers and fluidics. MC offers solutions to purify critical liquid chemistries and gases used in semiconductor manufacturing processes and other high-technology industries.

Chipmos Technologies Company Profile

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC is a Taiwan-based company principally engaged in the integrated circuits packaging and testing business. The Company mainly provides thin small outline packaging (TSOP), fine-pitch ball grid array (FBGA) packaging, tape carrier packaging (TCP) and chip on film (COF) packaging services, as well as gold bumping services, among others. The Company’s products and services are used in information products, personal computers, communications equipment, office automation and consumer electronics. It mainly operates its business within domestic market, and in overseas markets, including the rest of Asia and the Americas.

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