Diodes (NASDAQ: DIOD) and Kopin (NASDAQ:KOPN) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Diodes and Kopin’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Diodes||$1.05 billion||1.71||-$1.80 million||$1.37||26.54|
|Kopin||$27.84 million||9.40||-$25.24 million||N/A||N/A|
This table compares Diodes and Kopin’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
76.3% of Diodes shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.0% of Kopin shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.7% of Diodes shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.0% of Kopin shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility & Risk
Diodes has a beta of 0.93, indicating that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kopin has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Diodes and Kopin, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Diodes currently has a consensus target price of $36.33, indicating a potential downside of 0.07%. Given Diodes’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Diodes is more favorable than Kopin.
Diodes beats Kopin on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Diodes Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and supplies application-specific standard products in the discrete, logic, and analog and mixed semiconductor markets in Asia, North America, Europe, and internationally. It primarily focuses on low pin count semiconductor devices with one or more active or passive components. The company offers discrete semiconductor products, such as performance Schottky rectifiers and diodes; Zener diodes, including tight tolerance and low operating current type performance Zener diodes; standard, fast, super-fast, and ultra-fast recovery rectifiers; bridge rectifiers; switching diodes; small signal bipolar and pre-biased transistors; MOSFETs; thyristor surge protection devices; and transient voltage suppressors. It also provides analog products comprising power management devices consisting of AC-DC and DC-DC converters, USB power switches, and low dropout and linear voltage regulators; linear devices, such as operational amplifiers and comparators, current monitors, voltage references, and reset generators; LED lighting drivers; audio amplifiers; and sensor products, including hall-effect sensors and motor drivers. In addition, the company offers standard logic products comprising low-voltage complementary metal?oxide?semiconductor (CMOS) and high-speed CMOS devices; ultra-low power CMOS logic products and analog switches; multichip products and co-packaged discrete, analog, and mixed-signal silicon in miniature packages; silicon and silicon epitaxial wafers; and crystals and oscillators. It sells its products to the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive markets through direct sales and marketing personnel, independent sales representatives, and distributors. Diodes Incorporated was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.
Kopin Corporation invents, develops, manufactures, and sells technologies, components, and systems in the United States, the Asia-Pacific, and Europe. The company's Kopin Wearable technology includes component technologies, which can be integrated to create headset systems. It provides components, including miniature liquid crystal displays, liquid crystal on silicon displays/ spatial light modulators, organic light emitting diode displays, application specific integrated circuits, backlights, optical lenses, and audio integrated circuits. The company also offers headset systems, such as Solos smart glasses for the health and fitness market; Golden-i headsets for the enterprise market; and visor headsets for training and simulation market. Its display products are used in military, consumer, electronic, and industrial products, such as thermal weapon sights, safety equipment, virtual and augmented reality gaming, training and simulation products, and metrology tools. The company sells its components directly, as well as through distributors to original equipment manufacturers; and military display products, and training and simulation products directly to prime contractors of the United States government or to foreign companies. Kopin Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts.
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