Head-To-Head Review: IXYS (IXYS) versus Entropic Communications (ENTR)

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


This table compares IXYS and Entropic Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IXYS 3.95% 4.34% 3.04%
Entropic Communications -10.45% -11.67% -9.68%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.0% of IXYS shares are held by institutional investors. 23.6% of IXYS shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for IXYS and Entropic Communications, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IXYS 0 0 0 0 N/A
Entropic Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares IXYS and Entropic Communications’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IXYS $322.12 million 2.36 $21.34 million $0.71 32.46
Entropic Communications N/A N/A N/A ($0.89) -19.65

IXYS has higher revenue and earnings than Entropic Communications. Entropic Communications is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than IXYS, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Entropic Communications pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. IXYS does not pay a dividend. Entropic Communications pays out -1.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


IXYS beats Entropic Communications on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About IXYS

IXYS Corporation (IXYS) is a multi-market integrated semiconductor company. The Company is engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of power semiconductors, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), microcontrollers, systems and radio frequency (RF) power semiconductors. Its power semiconductors are sold separately and are also packaged in high power modules that consist of multiple semiconductor dies. Its power metal-oxide-silicon (MOS) transistors operate at greater switching speeds than bipolar transistors. Its ICs address the demand for analog, mixed-signal and digital interface solutions in communication and other industries and include microcontrollers, mixed-signal application-specific ICs. RF power devices switch electricity at the high rates necessary to enable the amplification or reception of radio frequencies. It manufactures and sells laser diode drivers, high voltage pulse generators and modulators.

About Entropic Communications

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.

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