eMagin (EMAN) versus Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASX) Financial Survey

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (NYSE: ASX) and eMagin (NYSE:EMAN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Advanced Semiconductor Engineering and eMagin’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering $9.36 billion 1.04 $1.83 billion $0.44 13.61
eMagin $20.19 million 3.81 -$8.22 million N/A N/A

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering has higher revenue and earnings than eMagin.


Advanced Semiconductor Engineering pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. eMagin does not pay a dividend. Advanced Semiconductor Engineering pays out 36.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Advanced Semiconductor Engineering and eMagin, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering 0 1 0 0 2.00
eMagin 0 0 3 0 3.00

eMagin has a consensus target price of $4.67, suggesting a potential upside of 112.12%. Given eMagin’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe eMagin is more favorable than Advanced Semiconductor Engineering.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

5.9% of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.9% of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Advanced Semiconductor Engineering and eMagin’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering 8.48% 14.06% 6.76%
eMagin -43.16% -44.28% -32.83%


Advanced Semiconductor Engineering beats eMagin on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Advanced Semiconductor Engineering

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. is a provider of semiconductor packaging and testing services. The Company offers a range of semiconductors packaging, testing and electronic manufacturing services (EMS). The Company’s segments include Packaging, Testing, EMS and Others. The Company provides services in packaging bare semiconductors into finished semiconductors with a range of electrical and thermal characteristics, as well as testing services, including front-end engineering testing, wafer probing and final testing services. It also sells goods from EMS. The Company engages in other activities, such as substrate production and real estate business. It provides integrated solutions for EMS in relation to computers, peripherals, communications, industrial, automotive, and storage and server applications. The Company provides front-end engineering testing services, including customized software development, electrical design validation, and reliability and failure analysis.

About eMagin

eMagin Corporation is engaged in the manufacture of microdisplays using organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets OLED on silicon microdisplays, virtual imaging products that utilizes OLED microdisplays and related products. The Company also performs research in the OLED field. The Company’s virtual imaging products integrate OLED technology with silicon chips to produce microdisplays smaller than one-inch diagonally, which when viewed through a magnifier, create virtual images that appear comparable in size to that of a computer monitor or a large-screen television. The Company offers its products to OEMs and other buyers as both separate components, integrated bundles coupled with its own optics, or full systems. The Company also offers engineering support. Its products include SVGA+ OLED Microdisplay Series, Digital SVGA OLED-XL, SXGA096 OLED-XL/XLS, SXGA OLED-XL, WUXGA OLED-XL, VGA OLED-XL and Integrated Modules.

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