Reviewing Kopin Corporation (KOPN) & EZchip Semiconductor (EZCH)

Kopin Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN) and EZchip Semiconductor (NASDAQ:EZCH) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Kopin Corporation and EZchip Semiconductor, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kopin Corporation 0 1 0 0 2.00
EZchip Semiconductor 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kopin Corporation and EZchip Semiconductor’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kopin Corporation $22.64 million 11.18 -$23.43 million ($0.41) -8.19
EZchip Semiconductor N/A N/A N/A ($0.17) -149.94

EZchip Semiconductor has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Kopin Corporation. EZchip Semiconductor is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kopin Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Kopin Corporation has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EZchip Semiconductor has a beta of 0.33, indicating that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

47.3% of Kopin Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.7% of Kopin Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Kopin Corporation and EZchip Semiconductor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kopin Corporation -125.76% -37.28% -31.14%
EZchip Semiconductor 17.05% 6.03% 5.64%

Kopin Corporation Company Profile

Kopin Corporation is a developer, manufacturer and seller of Wearable technologies, which include components and systems. The Company’s segments are Forth Dimension Displays Ltd. (FDD), the manufacturer of its reflective display products for test and simulation products, and Kopin, which consists of Kopin Corporation, Kowon, Kopin Software Ltd. and e-MDT America (eMDT). Products, which include its components are augmented reality consumer wearable devices for sports and fitness and virtual reality consumer products for recreational and sport drones; military devices, such as thermal weapon sights and fighter pilot helmets, and industrial and public safety devices, such as fire fighter thermal camera enabled masks. Its reflective display products are also configured as spatial light modulators and are used in industrial equipment for three dimensional (3D) Automated Optical Inspection. It sells displays individually or in combination with its other components assembled in a unit.

EZchip Semiconductor Company Profile

EZchip Semiconductor Ltd.is a fabless semiconductor company that provides data-path processing solutions for a range of applications for carrier, cloud and data center networks. The Company’s portfolio of solutions includes network processors, multi-core processors, network adapters and appliances with a software ecosystem. It designs and sells network processors for networking equipment, integrating several key functions into a single chip. Networking equipment vendors use the Company’s network processors to form the silicon core of networking equipment, such as switches and routers, for voice, video and data integration in a variety of applications. The Company’s network processors are single-chip solutions that enable its customers to design multi-port line cards. Its multi-core processors allow customers to design systems that are high performance, as well as power efficient. The Company’s subsidiaries include EZchip Technologies Ltd., EZchip Inc. and EZchip Semiconductor Inc.

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