Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU) vs. Kulicke and Soffa Industries (KLIC) Head to Head Survey

Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ: KLIC) and Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Dividends

Cohu pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Kulicke and Soffa Industries does not pay a dividend. Cohu pays out 24.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Kulicke and Soffa Industries and Cohu’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kulicke and Soffa Industries $627.19 million 2.68 $47.11 million $1.20 19.68
Cohu $282.08 million 2.49 $3.03 million $1.00 24.84

Kulicke and Soffa Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Cohu. Kulicke and Soffa Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cohu, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Kulicke and Soffa Industries has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cohu has a beta of 0.89, indicating that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Kulicke and Soffa Industries and Cohu, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kulicke and Soffa Industries 0 1 1 0 2.50
Cohu 0 1 3 0 2.75

Kulicke and Soffa Industries currently has a consensus target price of $31.00, suggesting a potential upside of 31.30%. Cohu has a consensus target price of $24.50, suggesting a potential downside of 1.37%. Given Kulicke and Soffa Industries’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Kulicke and Soffa Industries is more favorable than Cohu.

Profitability

This table compares Kulicke and Soffa Industries and Cohu’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kulicke and Soffa Industries 11.61% 11.88% 9.53%
Cohu 8.26% 14.67% 9.82%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

84.9% of Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.5% of Cohu shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.5% of Cohu shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Kulicke and Soffa Industries beats Cohu on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries Company Profile

Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells capital equipment and expendable tools, as well as services, maintains, repairs and upgrades equipment, all used to assemble semiconductor devices. The Company supplies a range of bonding equipment. The Company operates through two segments: Equipment and Expendable Tools. The Equipment segment manufactures and sells a line of ball bonders, wedge bonders, advanced packaging and surface mount technology solutions. The Expendable Tools segment manufactures and sells expendable tools for a range of semiconductor packaging applications. It offers capital equipment and expendable tools used to assemble semiconductor devices, including integrated circuits, high and low powered discrete devices, light-emitting diodes and power modules. Its customers primarily consist of semiconductor device manufacturers, outsourced semiconductor assembly and test providers, other electronics manufacturers and automotive electronics suppliers.

Cohu Company Profile

Cohu, Inc. is a supplier of semiconductor test and inspection handlers, micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) test modules, test contactors and thermal sub-systems used by global semiconductor manufacturers and test subcontractors. It develops, manufactures, sells and services a line of equipment capable of handling a range of integrated circuits and light-emitting diodes. It operates through semiconductor equipment segment. It offers products for the pick-and-place, gravity-feed, test-in-strip and turret handling, MEMS, burn-in and system-level test markets. It sells various products, including Delta MATRiX, Delta Pyramid, Delta Eclipse, Delta LinX, Rasco SO1000, Rasco SO2000, Rasco Saturn and Jupiter, Rasco Jaguar, Ismeca NY32, Ismeca NY20 and Delta Fusion HD. Its manufacturing operations are located in Malacca, Malaysia (handlers); Poway, California (thermal subsystems); Laguna, the Philippines (kits and contactors); Kolbermoor, Germany (handlers), and Osaka, Japan (contactors).

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