Contrasting Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (AOSL) and Entropic Communications (ENTR)

Entropic Communications (NASDAQ: ENTR) and Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (NASDAQ:AOSL) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Entropic Communications and Alpha and Omega Semiconductor’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Entropic Communications N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor $383.34 million 1.11 $39.73 million $0.56 31.77

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor has higher revenue and earnings than Entropic Communications.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

69.9% of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor shares are held by institutional investors. 21.7% of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Entropic Communications and Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Entropic Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor 0 1 3 0 2.75

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor has a consensus target price of $26.00, suggesting a potential upside of 46.15%. Given Alpha and Omega Semiconductor’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Alpha and Omega Semiconductor is more favorable than Entropic Communications.

Profitability

This table compares Entropic Communications and Alpha and Omega Semiconductor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Entropic Communications -10.45% -11.67% -9.68%
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor 2.84% 6.19% 2.91%

Summary

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor beats Entropic Communications on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Entropic Communications Company Profile

Entropic Communications, Inc. (Entropic) is a fabless semiconductor company. Entropic designs, develops and markets semiconductor solutions to enable home entertainment. The Company offers a portfolio of set-top box (STB), Video System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and home connectivity (Connectivity) solutions. Entropic’s Connectivity solutions enable access to broadcast and Internet Protocol television (IPTV) services, as well as deliver and distribute other media content, such as movies, music, games and photos across the home. The Company’s Connectivity solutions include home networking solutions based on the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) standard, high-speed broadband access solutions and Direct Broadcast Satellite outdoor unit (DBS ODU) solutions. Entropic’s STB product portfolio consists of a range of digital STB components and system solutions for the satellite, terrestrial, cable and IPTV markets across the world.

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Company Profile

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited is a designer, developer and global supplier of power semiconductors. The Company’s portfolio of power semiconductors includes approximately 1,600 products, as of June 30, 2016. The Company’s product portfolio consists of two categories: power discretes and power integrated circuits (ICs). The Company’s portfolio of products focuses high-volume applications, including personal computers, flat panel televisions, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, smart phones, battery packs, consumer and industrial motor controls and power supplies for television, computers, servers and telecommunications equipment. The Company sells its products primarily to distributors in the Asia Pacific region, who in turn sell these products to end customers. The Company conducts its operations primarily in the United States, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. Its products are applicable in desktop and tablet personal computers, flat panel displays and televisions.

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