Reviewing Microsemi Corporation (MSCC) and Supertex (SUPX)

Supertex (NASDAQ: SUPX) and Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC) are both companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Supertex and Microsemi Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Supertex 0 0 0 0 N/A
Microsemi Corporation 0 2 9 0 2.82

Microsemi Corporation has a consensus target price of $61.88, indicating a potential upside of 16.70%.

Profitability

This table compares Supertex and Microsemi Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Supertex N/A N/A N/A
Microsemi Corporation 9.73% 20.82% 8.94%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

97.1% of Microsemi Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Microsemi Corporation shares are owned by company 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 Supertex and Microsemi Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Supertex N/A N/A N/A $0.85 N/A
Microsemi Corporation $1.81 billion 3.44 $176.30 million $1.51 35.11

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

Summary

Microsemi Corporation beats Supertex on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Supertex

Supertex, Inc. is a producer of high voltage analog and mixed signal semiconductor components. The Company designs, develops, manufactures, and markets integrated circuits (ICs), utilizing high voltage DMOS, HVCMOS and HVBiCMOS analog and mixed signal technologies. These ICs are used in the medical ultrasound imaging, light emitting diodes (LED) backlighting for monitors and liquid-crystal display (LCD) television (TVs), LED general lighting, telecommunications, printer, flat panel display, industrial and consumer product industries. It markets and sells its products through direct sales personnel, independent sales representatives and distributors in the United States and abroad, to original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) of electronic products. The Company operates in one business segment consisting of the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of high voltage analog and mixed signal integrated circuits.

About Microsemi Corporation

Microsemi Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance. The Company offers a portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace and defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Its products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), system on chip solutions (SoCs) and application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and power management products. The Company’s marketed products include Switchtec PFX PCIe switch, Flashtec NVM Express (NVMe)2032 and NVMe2016 controllers, Flashtec NVM Express (NVMe)2108 eight channel and NVMe2104 four channel controllers, PDS-EM-8100 PoE 2.5 gigabits per second (Gbps) Multiplexer, Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) components and miTimePLL.

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