Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) and Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Broadcom and Micron Technology, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Broadcom 0 0 1 0 3.00
Micron Technology 1 3 28 0 2.84

Broadcom presently has a consensus price target of $216.40, indicating a potential upside of 295.83%. Micron Technology has a consensus price target of $46.48, indicating a potential upside of 4.90%. Given Broadcom’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Broadcom is more favorable than Micron Technology.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

77.1% of Micron Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Micron Technology shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Broadcom and Micron Technology’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Broadcom N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Micron Technology $20.32 billion 2.42 $9.73 billion $4.32 10.26

Micron Technology has higher revenue and earnings than Broadcom.

Profitability

This table compares Broadcom and Micron Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Broadcom 19.62% 17.57% 13.12%
Micron Technology 25.04% 32.09% 16.15%

Summary

Micron Technology beats Broadcom on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation (Broadcom) provides semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. The Company offers a portfolio of system-on-a-chip solutions (SoCs) that deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. The Company’s solutions are used globally by manufacturers and are embedded in an array of communications products. The Company operates in two segments: Broadband and Connectivity, and Infrastructure and Networking. Broadcom’s solutions in Broadband and Connectivity segment include set-top box solutions, broadband modem solutions, connectivity solutions and a range of other technologies. Its solutions in Infrastructure and Networking segment include Ethernet switches and PHYs, which includes switches and fabrics; copper and optical transceivers; backplane and optical front-end physical layer devices; processors, and other Infrastructure and Networking technologies.

About Micron Technology

Micron Technology, Inc. is engaged in semiconductor systems. The Company’s portfolio of memory technologies, including dynamic random-access memory (DRAM), negative-AND (NAND) Flash and NOR Flash are the basis for solid-state drives, modules, multi-chip packages and other system solutions. Its business segments include Compute and Networking Business Unit (CNBU), which includes memory products sold into compute, networking, graphics and cloud server markets; Mobile Business Unit (MBU), which includes memory products sold into smartphone, tablet and other mobile-device markets; Storage Business Unit (SBU), which includes memory products sold into enterprise, client, cloud and removable storage markets, and SBU also includes products sold to Intel through its Intel/Micron Flash Technology (IMFT) joint venture, and Embedded Business Unit (EBU), which includes memory products sold into automotive, industrial, connected home and consumer electronics markets.

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