Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: CY) and Silicon Image (NASDAQ:SIMG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

97.0% of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation shares are owned by company 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 Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and Silicon Image’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation -6.04% 6.27% 3.10%
Silicon Image 46.20% 56.01% 42.80%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and Silicon Image, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation 1 1 10 0 2.75
Silicon Image 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $16.91, suggesting a potential upside of 12.58%. Given Cypress Semiconductor Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Cypress Semiconductor Corporation is more favorable than Silicon Image.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and Silicon Image’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation $2.18 billion 2.29 $232.52 million ($0.40) -37.55
Silicon Image N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Silicon Image.


Cypress Semiconductor Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Silicon Image does not pay a dividend. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation pays out -110.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


Cypress Semiconductor Corporation beats Silicon Image on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation Company Profile

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation manufactures embedded system solutions for automotive, industrial, home automation and appliances, consumer electronics and medical products. The Company’s segments include Microcontroller and Connectivity Division (MCD), and Memory Products Division (MPD). MCD focuses on microcontroller (MCU), analog and wireless and wired connectivity solutions. MPD focuses on parallel and serial NOR flash memories, NAND flash memories, static random access memory (SRAM), ferroelectric-random access memory (F-RAM) ferroelectric memory devices and other specialty memories. The Company’s products include Traveo MCUs and Flexible MCUs; PSoC 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4 and PSoC 5LP; CapSense, and TrueTouch Analog Power Management integrated circuits (PMICs) and energy harvesting solutions.

Silicon Image Company Profile

Silicon Image, Inc. is a provider of wired and wireless video, audio and data connectivity solutions for the mobile, consumer electronics and personal computer markets. The Company’s offerings include semiconductors and intellectual property. The Company also offers IP connectivity solutions for applications , such as Digital Rights Management provisioning, software management and remote support. The Company offers products under Mobile, CE, Wireless Fiber, PC, Simplay Labs, LLC and DVDO categories. Its Mobile MHL transmitters convert digital video, audio and data into the MHL format supporting resolutions up to 4K with multi-channel audio over a low pin count, connector agnostic interface. Dual mode port processors featuring MHL and HDMI functionality are designed for CE products. Its 60GHz RF Transceiver products are designed for use in 4G LTE small cells and Metro Wi-Fi and fixed wireless broadband point-to-point links.

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