Head-To-Head Contrast: BE Semiconductor Industrs (OTCMKTS:BESIY) versus Ascent Solar Technologies (OTCMKTS:ASTI)

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

Risk & Volatility

BE Semiconductor Industrs has a beta of 1.86, meaning that its share price is 86% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ascent Solar Technologies has a beta of 0.78, meaning that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares BE Semiconductor Industrs and Ascent Solar Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BE Semiconductor Industrs $398.98 million 8.83 $91.08 million N/A N/A
Ascent Solar Technologies $860,000.00 0.49 -$16.04 million N/A N/A

BE Semiconductor Industrs has higher revenue and earnings than Ascent Solar Technologies.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for BE Semiconductor Industrs and Ascent Solar Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BE Semiconductor Industrs 0 1 0 0 2.00
Ascent Solar Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

BE Semiconductor Industrs currently has a consensus price target of $30.00, suggesting a potential downside of 31.82%. Given BE Semiconductor Industrs’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe BE Semiconductor Industrs is more favorable than Ascent Solar Technologies.

Profitability

This table compares BE Semiconductor Industrs and Ascent Solar Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BE Semiconductor Industrs 23.40% 30.35% 12.57%
Ascent Solar Technologies -1,062.85% N/A -166.14%

Summary

BE Semiconductor Industrs beats Ascent Solar Technologies on 8 of the 8 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.

Ascent Solar Technologies Company Profile

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. designs and manufactures photovoltaic integrated consumer electronics and portable power applications for commercial and military users. The company provides outdoor solar chargers, such as the XD-12 and the XD-48; high-voltage SuperLight thin-film CIGS PV blankets; and solar modules. The company sells products through its e-commerce Website, online retailers, direct to retailers, and indirectly to retailers through distributors. Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Thornton, Colorado.

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