Critical Analysis: Advantest (ATEYY) versus QuickLogic (QUIK)
Advantest (OTCMKTS:ATEYY) and QuickLogic (NASDAQ:QUIK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Advantest and QuickLogic’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Advantest||$1.87 billion||1.84||$162.92 million||$0.84||23.33|
|QuickLogic||$12.15 million||7.35||-$14.13 million||($0.18)||-5.21|
Risk & Volatility
Advantest has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QuickLogic has a beta of -0.09, suggesting that its stock price is 109% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Advantest and QuickLogic, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
QuickLogic has a consensus price target of $2.50, indicating a potential upside of 166.58%. Given QuickLogic’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe QuickLogic is more favorable than Advantest.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.0% of Advantest shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.5% of QuickLogic shares are held by institutional investors. 4.3% of QuickLogic shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Advantest pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. QuickLogic does not pay a dividend. Advantest pays out 71.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Advantest and QuickLogic’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Advantest beats QuickLogic on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
Advantest Corporation manufactures and sells semiconductor and component test system products and mechatronics-related products. It operates through Semiconductor and Component Test System; Mechatronics System; and Services, Support and Others segments. The Semiconductor and Component Test System segment provides customers with test system products for the semiconductor industry and the electronic parts industry. This segment offers test systems for SoC semiconductors for use in non-memory semiconductor devices; and test systems for memory semiconductors for use in memory semiconductor devices. The Mechatronics System segment provides test handlers; mechatronic-applied products for handling semiconductor devices; and device interfaces, which serve as interfaces with the devices that are measured. This segment also engages in the operations related to nano-technology products. The Services, Support and Others segment provides customer solutions for the semiconductor and component test system and mechatronics system segments; and support services. This segment is also involved in the equipment lease business and others. In addition, the company engages in research and development activities measuring and testing technologies; and sale of used products. Advantest Corporation serves fabless semiconductor companies, foundries, and test houses, as well as industrial, design, and manufacturing companies in Japan, Korea, the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Singapore, the Americas, and Europe. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
QuickLogic Corporation, a semiconductor company, designs, markets, and supports silicon solutions for smartphones, wearable and hearable devices, tablets, and the Internet-of-Things. The company also provides Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), software drivers, and associated design software and programming hardware, as well as eFPGA intellectual property (IP), such as ArcticPro and ArcticPro 2. Its products include pASIC 3, QuickRAM, and QuickPCI. The company delivers its solutions through ultra-low power customer programmable System on Chip (SoC) semiconductor solutions, embedded software, and algorithm solutions for always-on voice and sensor processing, and enhanced visual experiences. It develops its solutions by incorporating various silicon platforms, such as EOS S3, ArcticLink III S2, ArcticLink III VX and BX, PolarPro 3, PolarPro II, PolarPro, and Eclipse II solution platforms, as well as packaging, IPs, custom logic, software drivers, and architecture consulting. In addition, it provides programming hardware and design software solutions; and licenses FPGA technology for use in other semiconductor companies SoCs. The company markets and sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers, as well as data communications, instrumentation, and test and military-aerospace markets through a network of sales managers and distributors in North America, Europe, and Asia. QuickLogic Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
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