Head-To-Head Review: Dialog Semiconduct (DLGNF) vs. NXP Semiconductors (NXPI)

Dialog Semiconduct (OTCMKTS: DLGNF) and NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Dialog Semiconduct and NXP Semiconductors’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dialog Semiconduct $1.35 billion 1.68 $169.40 million $2.23 13.07
NXP Semiconductors $9.26 billion 4.47 $2.22 billion $6.41 18.80

NXP Semiconductors has higher revenue and earnings than Dialog Semiconduct. Dialog Semiconduct is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than NXP Semiconductors, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Dialog Semiconduct and NXP Semiconductors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dialog Semiconduct 12.62% 19.05% 16.25%
NXP Semiconductors 23.93% 18.68% 10.24%

Risk and Volatility

Dialog Semiconduct has a beta of 0.67, suggesting that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NXP Semiconductors has a beta of 0.67, suggesting that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

82.4% of NXP Semiconductors shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Dialog Semiconduct and NXP Semiconductors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dialog Semiconduct 0 3 1 0 2.25
NXP Semiconductors 0 13 0 1 2.14

NXP Semiconductors has a consensus target price of $118.13, indicating a potential downside of 1.99%. Given NXP Semiconductors’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe NXP Semiconductors is more favorable than Dialog Semiconduct.


NXP Semiconductors beats Dialog Semiconduct on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Dialog Semiconduct

Dialog Semiconductor Plc develops and distributes standard and custom highly integrated, mixed signal integrated circuits (ICs) for personal, portable, hand-held devices, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Home, LED solid-state lighting (SSL) and automotive applications worldwide. It operates through four segments: Mobile Systems, Automotive & Industrial, Connectivity, and Power Conversion. The company offers power management products, including PMICs, PMIC and audio, sub PMICs, and chargers; wireless connectivity solutions, such as Bluetooth low energy solutions, home automation solutions, and wireless and voice IC solutions for DECT and 2.4 GHz radio frequency bands; and audio chips comprising audio codecs, PMIC and audio, audio amplifiers, wireless audio, and USB audio solutions. It also provides SSL and DC/DC backlight drivers with dimming control options for a range of applications; and multi-touch sensors to smartphones, notebooks, and IoT applications. In addition, the company provides AC/DC converter products for various applications, such as power adapters for portable electronics; and power supplies for networking equipment and home appliances. Dialog Semiconductor Plc was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Reading, the United Kingdom.

About NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors N.V., a semiconductor company, provides high performance mixed signal and standard product solutions for radio frequency (RF), analog, power management, interface, security, and digital processing products worldwide. It offers products for audio and visual head-end unit applications, such as single-chip radio solutions, audio amplifiers and power analog products, and i.MX applications processors; and in-vehicle networking products, two-way secure entry products, and various sensors and microcontrollers, as well as power management solutions. The company also provides secure identification solutions comprising passive RF connectivity devices; microcontroller devices; and secure real-time operating system software products to facilitate the encryption-decryption of data, and the interaction with the reader infrastructure systems. In addition, it delivers semiconductor-based technologies for connected devices, including microcontrollers, as well as secure mobile transaction solutions and various connectivity solutions; and offers digital networking processors, secure interface and system management products, high-performance RF power-amplifiers, and smart antennae solutions. Further, the company provides standard semiconductor components, such as small signal discretes, power discretes, protection and signal conditioning devices, and standard logic devices. Its product solutions are used in a range of application areas, including automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer, computing, and software solutions for mobile phones. NXP Semiconductors N.V. markets its products to various original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, contract manufacturers, and distributors. The company was formerly known as KASLION Acquisition B.V and changed its name to NXP Semiconductors N.V. in May 2010. NXP Semiconductors N.V. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

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