Head to Head Comparison: Dialog Semiconductor (DLGNF) versus Ichor (ICHR)

Dialog Semiconductor (OTCMKTS:DLGNF) and Ichor (NASDAQ:ICHR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Dialog Semiconductor and Ichor, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dialog Semiconductor 1 3 1 0 2.00
Ichor 0 1 4 1 3.00

Ichor has a consensus price target of $33.80, indicating a potential upside of 111.25%. Given Ichor’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Ichor is more favorable than Dialog Semiconductor.

Risk & Volatility

Dialog Semiconductor has a beta of 0.8, suggesting that its stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ichor has a beta of 3.82, suggesting that its stock price is 282% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.0% of Ichor shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Ichor shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Dialog Semiconductor and Ichor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dialog Semiconductor 11.37% 18.13% 15.79%
Ichor 7.95% 35.38% 14.63%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Dialog Semiconductor and Ichor’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dialog Semiconductor $1.35 billion 1.47 $173.91 million $2.92 8.73
Ichor $655.89 million 0.59 $56.45 million $2.41 6.64

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


Ichor beats Dialog Semiconductor on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Dialog Semiconductor

Dialog Semiconductor Plc develops and distributes highly integrated, mixed signal integrated circuits (ICs) for personal, portable, hand-held devices, low energy short-range wireless, LED solid-state lighting, and automotive applications worldwide. It operates through four segments: Mobile Systems, Automotive & Industrial, Connectivity, and Power Conversion. The company offers power management integrated circuits (PMICs), sub-PMICs, charger ICs, automotive grade PMICs, and audio codecs; Bluetooth low energy ICs, voice over DECT, digital audio and audio codec ICs, and short-range wireless VoIP; AC/DC rapid charge adapters, converters, power adapters, embedded networking converters, and SSL LED and backlight drivers; and motor control ICS and ASIC controllers. It offers its products under the PrimAccurate, Rapid Charge, SmartBond, SmartDefender, SmartMirror, SmartPulse, SmarteXite, SmartXtend, and Ultrabook brands. Dialog Semiconductor Plc was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Reading, the United Kingdom.

About Ichor

Ichor Holdings, Ltd. engages in the design, engineering, and manufacture of fluid delivery subsystems and components for semiconductor capital equipment in the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea. It primarily offers gas and chemical delivery subsystems that are used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices. The company's gas delivery subsystems deliver, monitor, and control gases used in semiconductor manufacturing processes, such as etch and deposition; and chemical delivery subsystems blend and dispense the reactive liquid chemistries used in semiconductor manufacturing processes comprising electroplating and cleaning. It also manufactures precision machined components, weldments, and proprietary products for use in fluid delivery systems. Ichor Holdings, Ltd. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.

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