Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ:LSCC) vs. GSI Technology (NASDAQ:GSIT) Critical Analysis

Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ:LSCC) and GSI Technology (NASDAQ:GSIT) 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, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Lattice Semiconductor and GSI Technology, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lattice Semiconductor 0 1 5 0 2.83
GSI Technology 0 1 0 0 2.00

Lattice Semiconductor currently has a consensus target price of $14.93, suggesting a potential downside of 19.00%. Given Lattice Semiconductor’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Lattice Semiconductor is more favorable than GSI Technology.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.6% of Lattice Semiconductor shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.9% of GSI Technology shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Lattice Semiconductor shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 35.5% of GSI Technology shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lattice Semiconductor $398.80 million 6.13 -$26.32 million $0.22 83.77
GSI Technology $51.49 million 3.67 $160,000.00 N/A N/A

GSI Technology has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Lattice Semiconductor.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lattice Semiconductor 3.98% 17.47% 7.61%
GSI Technology 3.16% 1.83% 1.60%

Risk & Volatility

Lattice Semiconductor has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GSI Technology has a beta of 1.32, meaning that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Lattice Semiconductor beats GSI Technology on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lattice Semiconductor Company Profile

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops and sells semiconductor technologies in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The company offers field programmable gate arrays that consist of five product family lines, including the ECP, MachXO, iCE40, CrossLink, and programmable mixed signal devices. It also provides video connectivity application specific standard products, such as port processors, port controllers, video processors, transmitters, receivers, bridges, and converters for use in mobile phones, UHD TVs, home theater systems, HDMI cable extenders, automotive infotainment, PCs, accessories, projectors, and monitors. In addition, the company licenses its technology portfolio through standard IP and IP core licensing, patent monetization, and IP services. Lattice Semiconductor Corporation sells its products directly to end customers; and indirectly through a network of independent manufacturers' representatives and independent distributors. The company primarily serves original equipment manufacturers in the communications and computing, mobile and consumer, and industrial and automotive end markets. Lattice Semiconductor Corporation was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon.

GSI Technology Company Profile

GSI Technology, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, designs, develops, and markets memory products primarily for the networking and telecommunications markets in the United States, China, Singapore, the Netherlands, and internationally. It offers synchronous static random access memory (SRAM) products, such as BurstRAMs for microprocessor cache applications; No Bus Turnaround SRAMs to address the needs of moderate performance networking applications; SigmaQuad and SigmaDDR products that are double data rate and quad data rate synchronous SRAMs; and radiation-hardened SRAMs for aerospace and military applications, such as networking satellites and missiles. The company also provides low latency dynamic random access memory products. Its products are incorporated in a range of networking and telecommunications equipment, including core routers, multi-service access routers, universal gateways, enterprise edge routers, service provider edge routers, optical edge routers, fast Ethernet switches, wireless base stations, and network access equipment. The company markets its products through a network of independent sales representatives and distributors to original equipment manufacturers, as well as to military, industrial, test and measurement equipment, automotive, and medical markets. GSI Technology, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

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