Financial Review: BE Semiconductor Industrs (BESIY) & Kyocera (KYO)

BE Semiconductor Industrs (OTCMKTS:BESIY) and Kyocera (NYSE:KYO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares BE Semiconductor Industrs and Kyocera’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BE Semiconductor Industrs $669.63 million 2.30 $195.53 million N/A N/A
Kyocera $14.24 billion 1.42 $736.10 million $2.01 27.44

Kyocera has higher revenue and earnings than BE Semiconductor Industrs.


BE Semiconductor Industrs pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.5%. Kyocera pays an annual dividend of $0.47 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Kyocera pays out 23.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares BE Semiconductor Industrs and Kyocera’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BE Semiconductor Industrs 28.70% 47.87% 22.33%
Kyocera 5.13% 3.31% 2.57%

Volatility & Risk

BE Semiconductor Industrs has a beta of 2.14, indicating that its stock price is 114% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kyocera has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for BE Semiconductor Industrs and Kyocera, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BE Semiconductor Industrs 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kyocera 0 0 3 0 3.00

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.6% of Kyocera shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of BE Semiconductor Industrs shares are held by insiders. 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.


BE Semiconductor Industrs beats Kyocera on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

BE Semiconductor Industrs Company Profile

BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. develops, manufactures, markets, sells, and services semiconductor assembly equipment for the semiconductor and electronics industries worldwide. The company's principal products include die attach equipment, such as single chips, multi chips, multi modules, flip chips, TCB and eWLB die bonding systems, and die sorting systems; and packaging equipment comprising conventional, ultra thin, and wafer level molding, as well as trim and form, and singulation systems. Its principal products also comprise plating equipment consisting of tin, copper, and precious metal plating systems, as well as related process chemicals; and tooling, conversion kits, spare parts, and other services. The company provides its products primarily to chip manufacturers, assembly subcontractors, and electronics and industrial companies. BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Duiven, the Netherlands.

Kyocera Company Profile

Kyocera Corporation develops, produces, and sells industrial components, and telecommunications and information equipment worldwide. Its Fine Ceramic Parts Group segment offers components for semiconductor processing and flat panel display manufacturing equipment, information and telecommunication components, general industrial machinery components, LED related products, and automotive components. The company's Semiconductor Parts Group segment provides inorganic (ceramic) and organic packages, and organic multilayer boards and packaging materials for various electronic components and devices, such as crystal components, SAW devices and CMOS/CCD sensors for communication infrastructures and automotive-related markets. Its Applied Ceramic Products Group segment offers monocrystalline and multi crystalline silicon solar modules and power generating systems; cutting tools; medical devices; and recrystallized jewelry and applied ceramic related products. The company's Electronic Device Group segment provides electronic components and devices comprising capacitors, SAW devices, crystal components, connectors, power semiconductor products, printing devices, and liquid crystal displays for information and communications equipment, industrial equipment, and automotive markets. Its Telecommunications Equipment Group segment manufactures smartphones, mobile phones, and communication modules for telecommunications carriers and Internet of Things market. The company's Information Equipment Group segment provides monochrome and color printers, multifunctional products, document solutions, application software, and supplies. Its Others segment offers information systems and telecommunication, engineering, management consulting, and realty development services. The company was formerly known as Kyoto Ceramic Kabushiki Kaisha and changed its name to Kyocera Corporation in 1982. Kyocera Corporation was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.

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