Analyzing ChipMOS Technologies (IMOS) & Mattson Technology (MTSN)

ChipMOS Technologies (NASDAQ: IMOS) and Mattson Technology (NASDAQ:MTSN) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

ChipMOS Technologies has a beta of 0.26, meaning that its stock price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mattson Technology has a beta of 2.33, meaning that its stock price is 133% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

ChipMOS Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Mattson Technology does not pay a dividend. ChipMOS Technologies pays out 17.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for ChipMOS Technologies and Mattson Technology, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ChipMOS Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Mattson Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ChipMOS Technologies 19.18% 9.42% 4.96%
Mattson Technology -13.95% -18.69% -13.50%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ChipMOS Technologies and Mattson Technology’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ChipMOS Technologies $567.50 million 1.23 $43.24 million $2.64 6.17
Mattson Technology N/A N/A N/A $0.13 27.69

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

Summary

ChipMOS Technologies beats Mattson Technology on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ChipMOS Technologies

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.

About Mattson Technology

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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