Ichor (NASDAQ: ICHR) and Infineon Technologies (OTCMKTS:IFNNY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Ichor and Infineon Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ichor||$655.89 million||1.11||$51.39 million||$1.96||14.10|
|Infineon Technologies||$7.80 billion||4.16||$872.87 million||$0.82||34.82|
Infineon Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Ichor. Ichor is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Infineon Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk and Volatility
Ichor has a beta of 5.3, suggesting that its stock price is 430% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Infineon Technologies has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
71.6% of Ichor shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Infineon Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 5.8% of Ichor shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Ichor and Infineon Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Infineon Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Ichor does not pay a dividend. Infineon Technologies pays out 35.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Ichor and Infineon Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Ichor currently has a consensus target price of $38.80, suggesting a potential upside of 40.38%. Given Ichor’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Ichor is more favorable than Infineon Technologies.
Ichor beats Infineon Technologies on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
Ichor Holdings, Ltd. is engaged in the design, engineering and manufacturing of critical fluid delivery subsystems for semiconductor capital equipment. The Company’s primary offerings include gas and chemical delivery subsystems, collectively known as fluid delivery subsystems, which are key elements of the process tools used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices. The Company’s gas delivery subsystems deliver, monitor and control precise quantities of the specialized gases used in semiconductor manufacturing processes, such as etch and deposition. Its chemical delivery subsystems precisely blend and dispense the reactive liquid chemistries used in semiconductor manufacturing processes, such as chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP) electroplating and cleaning. The Company also manufactures certain components for internal use in fluid delivery systems and for direct sales to its customers.
About Infineon Technologies
Infineon Technologies AG is a Germany-based designer, developer and manufacturer of semiconductors and related system solutions. The Company operates through four segments: Automotive, Industrial Power Control, Power Management & Multimarket, and Chip Card & Security. The Automotive segment designs, develops, manufactures and markets semiconductors for use in automotive applications. The Industrial Power Control segment designs, develops, manufactures and markets semiconductors for the conversion of electric energy in the medium to high power range. The Power Management & Multimarket segment designs, develops, manufactures and markets semiconductors for power supplies, as well as for mobile devices and cellular infrastructure. The Chip Card & Security segment designs, develops, manufactures and markets hardware-based security products for card applications and connected systems.
Receive News & Ratings for Ichor Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Ichor and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.