Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) versus IXYS (IXYS) Financial Survey

IXYS (NASDAQ: IXYS) and Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares IXYS and Skyworks Solutions’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IXYS $322.12 million 2.49 $21.34 million $0.71 34.30
Skyworks Solutions $3.65 billion 5.03 $1.01 billion $5.41 18.47

Skyworks Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than IXYS. Skyworks Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than IXYS, 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 1.3%. IXYS does not pay a dividend. Skyworks Solutions pays out 23.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for IXYS and Skyworks Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IXYS 0 0 0 0 N/A
Skyworks Solutions 1 4 22 1 2.82

Skyworks Solutions has a consensus target price of $116.36, suggesting a potential upside of 16.45%. Given Skyworks Solutions’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Skyworks Solutions is more favorable than IXYS.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.0% of IXYS shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.6% of Skyworks Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 23.6% of IXYS shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Skyworks Solutions 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.

Profitability

This table compares IXYS and Skyworks Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IXYS 6.99% 8.73% 6.04%
Skyworks Solutions 27.67% 29.17% 26.27%

Volatility and Risk

IXYS has a beta of 0.68, indicating that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Skyworks Solutions has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Skyworks Solutions beats IXYS on 13 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

IXYS Company Profile

IXYS Corporation (IXYS) is a multi-market integrated semiconductor company. The Company is engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of power semiconductors, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), microcontrollers, systems and radio frequency (RF) power semiconductors. Its power semiconductors are sold separately and are also packaged in high power modules that consist of multiple semiconductor dies. Its power metal-oxide-silicon (MOS) transistors operate at greater switching speeds than bipolar transistors. Its ICs address the demand for analog, mixed-signal and digital interface solutions in communication and other industries and include microcontrollers, mixed-signal application-specific ICs. RF power devices switch electricity at the high rates necessary to enable the amplification or reception of radio frequencies. It manufactures and sells laser diode drivers, high voltage pulse generators and modulators.

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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