Qorvo (QRVO) and Mattson Technology (MTSN) Critical Analysis

Qorvo (NASDAQ: QRVO) and Mattson Technology (NASDAQ:MTSN) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Qorvo has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mattson Technology has a beta of 2.33, indicating that its stock price is 133% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

98.2% of Qorvo shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Qorvo shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Qorvo and Mattson Technology’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Qorvo $3.03 billion 3.30 -$16.55 million $0.21 377.00
Mattson Technology N/A N/A N/A $0.13 27.69

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

Profitability

This table compares Qorvo and Mattson Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Qorvo 0.95% 11.72% 8.82%
Mattson Technology -13.95% -18.69% -13.50%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Qorvo and Mattson Technology, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Qorvo 1 13 11 0 2.40
Mattson Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A

Qorvo currently has a consensus price target of $80.42, suggesting a potential upside of 1.58%. Given Qorvo’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Qorvo is more favorable than Mattson Technology.

Summary

Qorvo beats Mattson Technology on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Qorvo Company Profile

Qorvo, Inc. is a provider of technologies and radio frequency (RF) solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense and aerospace applications. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets its products to the United States and international original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs). Its segments include Mobile Products (MP) and Infrastructure and Defense Products (IDP). The MP segment is a supplier of radio frequency (RF) solutions that perform various functions in the cellular radio front end section of smartphones and other cellular devices. The IDP segment is a supplier of RF solutions that support various global applications, including ubiquitous high-speed network connectivity to the cloud, data center communications, Internet connectivity throughout the home and workplace, and upgraded military capabilities across the globe. It operates design, sales and manufacturing facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

Mattson Technology Company Profile

Mattson Technology, Inc. is a United States-based company, which provides a global semiconductor wafer processing equipment. The Company is engaged in designing, manufacturing, marketing and supporting semiconductor wafer processing equipment, which uses in the fabrication of integrated circuits. It operates in four product sectors: dry strip, etch, conventional rapid thermal processing and millisecond anneal. It is a supplier of dry strip and rapid thermal processing (RTP) equipment for processing to semiconductor manufactures across the world for the fabrication of various devices. It offers its technology to provide capital equipment that deliver processing capability for integrated circuit fabrication to its customers. Its product support offerings include product specific upgrade kits, labor and parts, labor bank program and process engineering services. Its designing and manufacturing centers are located in the United States, Canada and Germany.

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