Reviewing Dialog Semiconductor (DLGNF) & Amkor Technology (AMKR)

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dialog Semiconductor 9.81% 16.22% 13.55%
Amkor Technology 2.26% 6.03% 2.41%

Risk & Volatility

Dialog Semiconductor has a beta of 1.21, indicating that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amkor Technology has a beta of 2.02, indicating that its stock price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Dialog Semiconductor and Amkor Technology, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dialog Semiconductor 1 2 1 0 2.00
Amkor Technology 1 3 0 0 1.75

Amkor Technology has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential downside of 1.41%. Given Amkor Technology’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Amkor Technology is more favorable than Dialog Semiconductor.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

38.1% of Amkor Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. 59.6% of Amkor Technology shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Dialog Semiconductor and Amkor Technology’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dialog Semiconductor $1.44 billion 1.71 $139.80 million N/A N/A
Amkor Technology $4.32 billion 0.39 $127.09 million $0.53 13.40

Dialog Semiconductor has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Amkor Technology.

Summary

Dialog Semiconductor beats Amkor Technology on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dialog Semiconductor Company Profile

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 Advanced Mixed Signal. 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, and digital audio and audio codec ICs; AC/DC rapid charge adapters, converters, power adapters, and embedded networking converters, as well as SSL LED and backlight drivers and configurable mixed-signal ICs; and motor control ICS and ASIC controllers. It has a partnership with UNISOC to develop the SC2703, an optimized high-performance power management integrated circuit. Dialog Semiconductor Plc was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Reading, the United Kingdom.

Amkor Technology Company Profile

Amkor Technology, Inc. provides outsourced semiconductor packaging and test services in the United States and internationally. The company offers turnkey packaging and test services, including semiconductor wafer bumps, wafer probes, wafer back-grinds, package design, packaging, and test and drop shipment services. Its packages employ wirebond, flip chip, copper clip, and other interconnect technologies. The company also provides semiconductor testing services, such as wafer and final test services; flip chip scale package products for use in smartphones, tablets, and other mobile consumer electronic devices; flip chip stacked chip scale packages that are used to stack memory, and as applications processors in mobile devices; and flip chip ball grid array products for various networking, storage, computing, and consumer applications. In addition, it offers wafer-level CSP packages used in power management, transceivers, sensors, wireless charging, codecs, and specialty silicon; Wafer-level fan-out packages used in ICs; and silicon wafer integrated fan-out technology that replaces a laminate substrate with a thinner structure. Further, the company provides lead frame packages that are used in electronic devices for low to medium pin count applications; substrate-based wirebond packages, which are used to connect a die to a substrate; micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) packages that are miniaturized mechanical and electro-mechanical devices; and advanced system-in-package modules, which are used in radio frequency and front end modules, basebands, connectivity, fingerprint sensors, display and touch screen drivers, sensors and MEMS, and NAND memory and solid state drives. It primarily serves integrated device manufacturers, fabless semiconductor companies, and contract foundries. Amkor Technology, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.

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