Park Electrochemical Corporation (PKE) versus Peregrine Semiconductor Corp (PSMI) Head-To-Head Analysis

Park Electrochemical Corporation (NYSE: PKE) and Peregrine Semiconductor Corp (NASDAQ:PSMI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.7% of Park Electrochemical Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 8.0% of Park Electrochemical Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Park Electrochemical Corporation and Peregrine Semiconductor Corp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Park Electrochemical Corporation $114.61 million 3.31 $9.28 million $0.31 60.45
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp N/A N/A N/A ($0.79) -15.76

Park Electrochemical Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. Peregrine Semiconductor Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Park Electrochemical Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Park Electrochemical Corporation and Peregrine Semiconductor Corp, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Park Electrochemical Corporation 0 0 1 0 3.00
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A

Park Electrochemical Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $22.00, indicating a potential upside of 17.40%. Given Park Electrochemical Corporation’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Park Electrochemical Corporation is more favorable than Peregrine Semiconductor Corp.

Dividends

Park Electrochemical Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Peregrine Semiconductor Corp does not pay a dividend. Park Electrochemical Corporation pays out 129.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares Park Electrochemical Corporation and Peregrine Semiconductor Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Park Electrochemical Corporation 5.63% 5.12% 3.02%
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Park Electrochemical Corporation beats Peregrine Semiconductor Corp on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Park Electrochemical Corporation

Park Electrochemical Corp. is a global advanced materials company. The Company develops, manufactures, markets and sells digital and radio frequency (RF)/microwave printed circuit materials products principally for the telecommunications and Internet infrastructure and high-end computing markets and advanced composite materials, parts and assemblies and low-volume tooling products for the aerospace markets. The Company operates through integrated business units in Asia, Europe and North America. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are located in Singapore, France, Kansas, Arizona and California. The Company also maintains research and development facilities in Arizona, Kansas and Singapore. The Company’s foreign operations are conducted principally by the Company’s subsidiaries in Singapore and France.

About Peregrine Semiconductor Corp

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (Peregrine) is engaged in the design, manufacturing and marketing radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) for the aerospace and defense, broadband, industrial, mobile wireless device, test and measurement equipment, and wireless infrastructure markets. The Company is provider of RFICs. Its products include RF switches-antenna, RFswitches-broadband and general purpose, digital attenuators, synthesizers, mixers/upconverters, prescalers, variable gain amplifiers, digitally tunable capacitors, DC-DC converters and power amplifiers. Its UltraCMOS technology enables the design, manufacture, and integration of multiple radio frequency (RF), mixed signal, and digital functions on a single chip. Its solutions target a range of applications in the aerospace and defense, broadband, industrial, mobile wireless device, test and measurement equipment, and wireless infrastructure markets.

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