Contrasting Multi-Fineline Electronix (MFLX) and IXYS (IXYS)

Multi-Fineline Electronix (NASDAQ: MFLX) and IXYS (NASDAQ:IXYS) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

63.0% of IXYS shares are owned by institutional investors. 23.6% of IXYS shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Multi-Fineline Electronix and IXYS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Multi-Fineline Electronix -9.63% -10.97% -8.10%
IXYS 6.99% 8.73% 6.04%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Multi-Fineline Electronix and IXYS’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Multi-Fineline Electronix N/A N/A N/A $1.03 N/A
IXYS $322.12 million 2.36 $21.34 million $0.71 32.46

IXYS has higher revenue and earnings than Multi-Fineline Electronix. Multi-Fineline Electronix is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than IXYS, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Multi-Fineline Electronix and IXYS, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Multi-Fineline Electronix 0 0 0 0 N/A
IXYS 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

IXYS beats Multi-Fineline Electronix on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Multi-Fineline Electronix

Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. is engaged in the engineering, design and manufacture of flexible circuit boards along with related component assemblies. The Company provides flexible printed circuits and value-added component assembly solutions to the electronics industry. The Company provides its solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and to electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers. The Company offers products in a range of sectors, including smartphones, tablets, computer/data storage, portable bar code scanners, personal computers, wearables and other consumer electronic devices. The Company’s products include flexible printed circuits, flexible printed circuit assemblies and mechanical integration of flexible printed circuit assemblies. The Company has facilities in Irvine, California; Suzhou, China, and Singapore. The Company operates in the United States, China, Singapore and Other, which includes Malaysia, Korea and the United Kingdom.

About IXYS

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.

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