Magnachip (MX) & Spansion (CODE) Financial Survey

Magnachip (NYSE: MX) and Spansion (NYSE:CODE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

96.0% of Magnachip shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.8% of Magnachip shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Magnachip and Spansion’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Magnachip 12.50% -45.64% 5.29%
Spansion -7.99% -18.66% -7.19%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Magnachip and Spansion’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Magnachip $679.67 million 0.52 $84.93 million $1.95 5.33
Spansion N/A N/A N/A ($1.15) -33.50

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Magnachip and Spansion, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Magnachip 0 1 1 0 2.50
Spansion 0 0 0 0 N/A

Magnachip currently has a consensus price target of $13.00, suggesting a potential upside of 25.00%. Given Magnachip’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Magnachip is more favorable than Spansion.


Magnachip beats Spansion on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Magnachip

MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for consumer, computing, communication, industrial, automotive and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The Company provides technology platforms for analog, mixed signal, power, high voltage, non-volatile memory and Radio Frequency (RF) applications. The Company has two segments: Foundry Services Group and Standard Products Group. The Company’s Foundry Services Group provides analog and mixed-signal foundry services to semiconductor companies and Integrated Device Manufacturers (IDMs) that serve consumer, computing, communication, industrial, automotive and IoT applications. The Company manufactures wafers-based on its customers’ product designs. The Company’s Standard Products Group includes its Display Solutions and Power Solutions business lines.

About Spansion

Spansion Inc. (Spansion) is a designer, manufacturer and developer of embedded systems solutions. The Company’s embedded systems solutions address a variety of applications, including automotive, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, tablets, personal computers (PCs), gaming consoles and industrial equipment with a range of products. The Company has two product groups for embedded applications: flash memory and microcontrollers/analog products. Its flash memory market consists of two architectures: NOR and NAND flash memory. NOR flash memory is used for code execution and storage in consumer electronics, automobiles, communications, gaming and industrial applications. NAND flash memory is used for data storage in applications, such as solid-state drives, removable storage devices and embedded managed NAND devices. The Company focuses on embedded markets, such as transportation, industrial, consumer, communications and gaming markets.

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