Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ: SWKS) and CSR (NASDAQ:CSRE) are both mid-cap technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Skyworks Solutions and CSR’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Skyworks Solutions||$3.65 billion||4.90||$1.01 billion||$5.41||17.99|
Skyworks Solutions pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. CSR does not pay a dividend. Skyworks Solutions pays out 23.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Skyworks Solutions and CSR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
Skyworks Solutions has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CSR has a beta of 1.23, suggesting that its share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Skyworks Solutions and CSR, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Skyworks Solutions presently has a consensus target price of $116.83, suggesting a potential upside of 20.01%. Given Skyworks Solutions’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Skyworks Solutions is more favorable than CSR.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
81.6% of Skyworks Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Skyworks Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Skyworks Solutions beats CSR on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Skyworks Solutions
Skyworks Solutions Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets semiconductor products, including intellectual property. The Company’s analog semiconductors are connecting people, places, and things, spanning a number of new and unimagined applications within the automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets. Its geographical segments include the United States, Other Americas, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Other Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. It operates throughout the world with engineering, manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout Asia, Europe and North America. It is engaged with key original equipment manufacturers (OEM), smartphone providers and baseband reference design partners. Its product portfolio consists of various solutions, including amplifiers, attenuators, detectors, diodes, filters, front-end modules, hybrid, mixers, switches, and modulators.
CSR Limited (CSR), formerly CSR plc, is engaged in the development of multifunction semiconductor platforms and technologies for the automotive, consumer, and voice and music categories. The Company’s products include aptX, aptX Enhanced, aptX Live, aptX Low Latency, ARMmbed Platform, BlueCore5 Multimedia, BlueCore4-Ext, Bluetooth Smart CSR101x Product Family, Entry-Level Soundbar Platform, BlueCore CSR8811 WLCSP, BlueCore BC6130, BlueCore CSRB5348, CSR Positioning Centre, CSR Synergy, CSR8605, CSRA65700 QFN, CSRmesh, Inferno Firmware Platform, MAPX, Quatro 5500 Series, CSR8350, SiRFstarIV and SyncLock. It offers its solutions in various industries, such as audio and home entertainment; connected car; connected wearables, health and fitness, and Internet of everything. The Company’s applications include auto sensors, car radio, home automation, mono headsets, soundbars, Bluetooth speakers, display audio, home entertainment ecosystems, car navigation, gaming and stereo headsets.
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