Amkor Technology (NASDAQ: AMKR) and Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Amkor Technology and Fortive Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amkor Technology 0 1 0 0 2.00
Fortive Corporation 0 7 5 0 2.42

Amkor Technology presently has a consensus price target of $10.50, suggesting a potential downside of 5.66%. Fortive Corporation has a consensus price target of $68.11, suggesting a potential upside of Infinity. Given Fortive Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Fortive Corporation is more favorable than Amkor Technology.

Dividends

Fortive Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share. Amkor Technology does not pay a dividend. Fortive Corporation pays out 10.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Amkor Technology and Fortive Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Amkor Technology $3,893.64 0.68 $164.19 $1.09 10.21
Fortive Corporation $6,224.30 0.00 $872.30 $2.65 N/A

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

Profitability

This table compares Amkor Technology and Fortive Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amkor Technology 6.41% 12.32% 4.22%
Fortive Corporation 14.39% 31.67% 11.32%

Volatility and Risk

Amkor Technology has a beta of 2.7, indicating that its stock price is 170% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fortive Corporation has a beta of 0.37, indicating that its stock price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

38.5% of Amkor Technology shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.9% of Fortive Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 58.1% of Amkor Technology shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of Fortive Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Fortive Corporation beats Amkor Technology on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Amkor Technology

Amkor Technology, Inc. is a provider of outsourced semiconductor packaging and test services. The Company’s packaging and test services are designed to meet application and chip specific requirements, including the type of interconnect technology; size, thickness and electrical, and mechanical and thermal performance. It provides packaging and test services, including semiconductor wafer bump, wafer probe, wafer backgrind, package design, packaging, system-level, and final test and drop shipment services. The Company provides its services to integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), fabless semiconductor companies and contract foundries. IDMs design, manufacture, package and test semiconductors in their own facilities. The Company offers a range of advanced and mainstream packaging and test services. The Company’s mainstream packages include leadframe packages, substrate-based wirebond packages and micro-electro-mechanical systems packages.

About Fortive Corporation

Fortive Corporation is a diversified industrial growth company. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets professional and engineered products, software and services for a range of end markets. The Company operates through two segments: Professional Instrumentation and Industrial Technologies. The Company’s brands operate in field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and specialty, and franchise distribution markets. The Professional Instrumentation segment offers essential products, software and services used to create actionable intelligence by measuring and monitoring a range of physical parameters in industrial applications, including electrical current, radio frequency signals, distance, pressure and temperature. The Industrial Technologies segment offers critical technical equipment, components, software and services for manufacturing, repair and transportation markets around the world.

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