Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) and MACOM Technology Solutions (MTSI) Head to Head Review

Qorvo (NASDAQ: QRVO) and MACOM Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSI) are both mid-cap technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Qorvo and MACOM Technology Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Qorvo 0 14 8 0 2.36
MACOM Technology Solutions 1 3 5 0 2.44

Qorvo currently has a consensus price target of $77.61, suggesting a potential upside of 15.79%. MACOM Technology Solutions has a consensus price target of $44.14, suggesting a potential upside of 33.93%. Given MACOM Technology Solutions’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe MACOM Technology Solutions is more favorable than Qorvo.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.7% of Qorvo shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.8% of MACOM Technology Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Qorvo shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 57.1% of MACOM Technology Solutions shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Qorvo and MACOM Technology Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Qorvo -0.59% 10.77% 8.09%
MACOM Technology Solutions -24.26% 15.05% 7.04%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Qorvo and MACOM Technology Solutions’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Qorvo $3.03 billion 2.81 -$16.55 million ($0.14) -478.79
MACOM Technology Solutions $698.77 million 3.03 -$169.49 million ($2.47) -13.34

Qorvo has higher revenue and earnings than MACOM Technology Solutions. Qorvo is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MACOM Technology Solutions, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Qorvo beats MACOM Technology Solutions on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Qorvo Company Profile

Qorvo, Inc. is a provider of technologies and radio frequency (RF) solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense and aerospace applications. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets its products to the United States and international original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs). Its segments include Mobile Products (MP) and Infrastructure and Defense Products (IDP). The MP segment is a supplier of radio frequency (RF) solutions that perform various functions in the cellular radio front end section of smartphones and other cellular devices. The IDP segment is a supplier of RF solutions that support various global applications, including ubiquitous high-speed network connectivity to the cloud, data center communications, Internet connectivity throughout the home and workplace, and upgraded military capabilities across the globe. It operates design, sales and manufacturing facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

MACOM Technology Solutions Company Profile

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. is a provider of high-performance analog semiconductor solutions that enable Internet applications, the cloud-connected applications economy, and the networked battlefield across the radio frequency (RF), microwave, millimeterwave and photonic spectrum. It has multiple design centers, silicon, gallium arsenide and indium phosphide fabrication, manufacturing, assembly and test, and operational facilities throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. It also offers foundry services. It offered a portfolio of over 4,500 standard and custom devices, which include integrated circuits, multi-chip modules, power pallets and transistors, diodes, amplifiers, switches and switch limiters, passive and active components and complete subsystems, across more than 40 product lines serving three primary markets, as of September 30, 2016. The Company’s products are RF Power Products, Optoelectronics and Photonic Solutions, among others.

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