Chipmos Technologies (IMOS) & Amkor Technology (AMKR) Head-To-Head Review

Amkor Technology (NASDAQ: AMKR) and Chipmos Technologies (NASDAQ:IMOS) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Amkor Technology and Chipmos Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amkor Technology 0 1 0 0 2.00
Chipmos Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Amkor Technology currently has a consensus target price of $10.50, suggesting a potential downside of 0.38%. Given Amkor Technology’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Amkor Technology is more favorable than Chipmos Technologies.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Amkor Technology and Chipmos Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Amkor Technology $3.89 billion 0.65 $164.19 million $1.09 9.67
Chipmos Technologies $567.50 million 1.34 $43.24 million $2.64 6.74

Amkor Technology has higher revenue and earnings than Chipmos Technologies. Chipmos Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Amkor Technology, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Amkor Technology and Chipmos Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amkor Technology 6.41% 12.04% 4.18%
Chipmos Technologies 19.18% 9.42% 4.96%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

39.4% of Amkor Technology shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.5% of Chipmos Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 58.1% of Amkor Technology shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Chipmos Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Amkor Technology does not pay a dividend. Chipmos Technologies pays out 17.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Amkor Technology has a beta of 2.62, indicating that its share price is 162% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chipmos Technologies has a beta of 0.18, indicating that its share price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Amkor Technology beats Chipmos Technologies on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Amkor Technology

Amkor Technology, Inc. is a provider of outsourced semiconductor packaging and test services. The Company’s packaging and test services are designed to meet application and chip specific requirements, including the type of interconnect technology; size, thickness and electrical, and mechanical and thermal performance. It provides packaging and test services, including semiconductor wafer bump, wafer probe, wafer backgrind, package design, packaging, system-level, and final test and drop shipment services. The Company provides its services to integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), fabless semiconductor companies and contract foundries. IDMs design, manufacture, package and test semiconductors in their own facilities. The Company offers a range of advanced and mainstream packaging and test services. The Company’s mainstream packages include leadframe packages, substrate-based wirebond packages and micro-electro-mechanical systems packages.

About Chipmos Technologies

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC is a Taiwan-based company principally engaged in the integrated circuits packaging and testing business. The Company mainly provides thin small outline packaging (TSOP), fine-pitch ball grid array (FBGA) packaging, tape carrier packaging (TCP) and chip on film (COF) packaging services, as well as gold bumping services, among others. The Company’s products and services are used in information products, personal computers, communications equipment, office automation and consumer electronics. It mainly operates its business within domestic market, and in overseas markets, including the rest of Asia and the Americas.

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