Analyzing Sunedison Semiconductor (SEMI) & MoSys (NASDAQ:MOSY)

MoSys (NASDAQ: MOSY) and Sunedison Semiconductor (NASDAQ:SEMI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

MoSys has a beta of 0.46, indicating that its share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sunedison Semiconductor has a beta of 1.21, indicating that its share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for MoSys and Sunedison Semiconductor, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MoSys 0 1 0 0 2.00
Sunedison Semiconductor 0 0 0 0 N/A

MoSys currently has a consensus price target of $20.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1,983.33%. Given MoSys’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe MoSys is more favorable than Sunedison Semiconductor.

Profitability

This table compares MoSys and Sunedison Semiconductor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MoSys -498.16% -105.27% -60.55%
Sunedison Semiconductor -13.19% -24.50% -10.80%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

23.4% of MoSys shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.0% of Sunedison Semiconductor shares are held by institutional investors. 6.8% of MoSys shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of Sunedison Semiconductor shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares MoSys and Sunedison Semiconductor’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MoSys $5.54 million 1.39 -$14.86 million ($4.14) -0.23
Sunedison Semiconductor N/A N/A N/A ($5.28) -2.26

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

Summary

Sunedison Semiconductor beats MoSys on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About MoSys

MoSys, Inc. (MoSys), together with its subsidiaries, is a fabless semiconductor company focused on the development and sale of integrated circuits (ICs) for the high-speed networking, communications, storage and computing markets. The Company has developed approximately two IC product lines under the Bandwidth Engine and LineSpeed product names. Bandwidth Engine ICs integrate its 1T-SRAM high-density embedded memory with its integrated macro function technology and a serial interface protocol resulting in a monolithic memory IC solution optimized for transaction performance. The LineSpeed IC product line consists of non-memory, high-speed serialization-deserialization (SerDes), input/output (I/O) physical layer (PHY) devices with clock data recovery, gearbox and retimer functionality, which convert lanes of data received on line cards or by optical modules into various configurations and/or ensure signal integrity.

About Sunedison Semiconductor

SunEdison Semiconductor Limited is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of silicon wafers to the semiconductor industry. The Company also develops advanced substrates, such as epitaxial (EPI) wafers and wafers for the silicon-on-insulator (SOI) market, which enable computing and communications applications. Its products include polished wafers, EPI wafers and SOI wafers. The Company sells its products to the semiconductor manufacturers around the world, including integrated device manufacturers, pure-play semiconductor foundries and companies that specialize in wafer customization. It operates facilities in semiconductor manufacturing regions throughout the world, including Taiwan, Malaysia, South Korea, Italy, Japan, and the United States. Its wafers are used as the base substrate for the manufacture of various types of semiconductor devices, including microprocessors, memory, analog, mixed-signal and radio frequency (RF) integrated circuits, discrete and image sensors.

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