Head to Head Review: Peregrine Semiconductor Corp (PSMI) versus Skyworks Solutions (SWKS)

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp (NASDAQ: PSMI) and Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) are both integrated circuits companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Peregrine Semiconductor Corp and Skyworks Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Skyworks Solutions 1 4 21 1 2.81

Skyworks Solutions has a consensus target price of $115.50, suggesting a potential upside of 4.61%. Given Skyworks Solutions’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Skyworks Solutions is more favorable than Peregrine Semiconductor Corp.

Profitability

This table compares Peregrine Semiconductor Corp and Skyworks Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp N/A N/A N/A
Skyworks Solutions 27.67% 29.17% 26.27%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

80.8% of Skyworks Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Skyworks Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Peregrine Semiconductor Corp and Skyworks Solutions’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp N/A N/A N/A ($0.79) -15.76
Skyworks Solutions $3.65 billion 5.56 $995.20 million $5.41 20.41

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

Dividends

Skyworks Solutions pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Peregrine Semiconductor Corp does not pay a dividend. Skyworks Solutions pays out 23.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Skyworks Solutions beats Peregrine Semiconductor Corp on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp Company Profile

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.

Skyworks Solutions Company Profile

Skyworks Solutions Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets semiconductor products, including intellectual property. The Company’s analog semiconductors are connecting people, places, and things, spanning a number of new and unimagined applications within the automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets. Its geographical segments include the United States, Other Americas, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Other Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. It operates throughout the world with engineering, manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout Asia, Europe and North America. It is engaged with key original equipment manufacturers (OEM), smartphone providers and baseband reference design partners. Its product portfolio consists of various solutions, including amplifiers, attenuators, detectors, diodes, filters, front-end modules, hybrid, mixers, switches, and modulators.

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