Head-To-Head Analysis: Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ:CCMP) and MoSys (NASDAQ:MOSY)

Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ:CCMP) and MoSys (NASDAQ:MOSY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cabot Microelectronics and MoSys’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cabot Microelectronics $1.04 billion 3.85 $39.22 million $6.72 20.49
MoSys $10.09 million 0.52 -$2.58 million N/A N/A

Cabot Microelectronics has higher revenue and earnings than MoSys.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Cabot Microelectronics and MoSys, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cabot Microelectronics 2 3 4 0 2.22
MoSys 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cabot Microelectronics presently has a consensus price target of $150.00, indicating a potential upside of 8.95%. Given Cabot Microelectronics’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Cabot Microelectronics is more favorable than MoSys.


This table compares Cabot Microelectronics and MoSys’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cabot Microelectronics 7.65% 20.99% 8.91%
MoSys -67.35% -89.66% -44.31%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.1% of Cabot Microelectronics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.0% of MoSys shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of Cabot Microelectronics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.6% of MoSys shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Cabot Microelectronics has a beta of 1.23, indicating that its share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MoSys has a beta of 2.24, indicating that its share price is 124% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Cabot Microelectronics beats MoSys on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cabot Microelectronics Company Profile

Cabot Microelectronics Corp. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of chemical mechanical planarization consumables products. The firm offers chemical mechanical planarization slurries for polishing many of the conducting, insulating and isolating materials used in integrated circuit devices, and for polishing the disk substrates and magnetic heads used in hard disk drives. It also develops, manufactures and sells chemical mechanical planarization polishing pads, which are used in conjunction with slurries in the chemical mechanical planarization process. The company was founded by William P. Noglows in October 1999 and is headquartered in Aurora, IL.

MoSys Company Profile

MoSys, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a semiconductor company in North America, Japan, Taiwan, and internationally. The company develops and sells integrated circuits (ICs) for the high-speed cloud networking, communications, security appliance, video, monitor and test, data center, and computing markets. It offers memory-dominated ICs under the Bandwidth Engine and Programmable HyperSpeed Engine names. The company serves cloud networking, communications, data center, and other equipment providers, as well as their subsystem and component vendors; and original equipment manufacturers through direct sales personnel, sales representatives, and distributors. MoSys, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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