PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) and Bright Mountain Media (OTCMKTS:BMTM) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

PDF Solutions has a beta of 1.39, indicating that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bright Mountain Media has a beta of -0.43, indicating that its stock price is 143% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares PDF Solutions and Bright Mountain Media’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PDF Solutions $85.79 million 4.94 -$7.72 million ($0.24) -54.21
Bright Mountain Media $1.74 million 72.97 -$2.99 million N/A N/A

Bright Mountain Media has lower revenue, but higher earnings than PDF Solutions.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.8% of PDF Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 14.7% of PDF Solutions shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 61.6% of Bright Mountain Media shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares PDF Solutions and Bright Mountain Media’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PDF Solutions -8.99% -3.84% -3.41%
Bright Mountain Media -100.05% -457.90% -95.04%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for PDF Solutions and Bright Mountain Media, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PDF Solutions 0 1 0 0 2.00
Bright Mountain Media 0 0 0 0 N/A

PDF Solutions presently has a consensus target price of $13.00, indicating a potential downside of 0.08%. Given PDF Solutions’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe PDF Solutions is more favorable than Bright Mountain Media.

Summary

PDF Solutions beats Bright Mountain Media on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

PDF Solutions Company Profile

PDF Solutions, Inc. provides infrastructure technologies and services to enhance yield and optimize performance of integrated circuits (IC) in the United States, Germany, Taiwan, China, and internationally. It offers manufacturing process solutions; volume manufacturing solutions; design-for-inspection (DFI) solutions; and design-for-manufacturability (DFM) solutions. The company also provides Characterization Vehicle (CV) infrastructure, which includes CV test chips, pdCV analysis software, and pdFasTest electrical testers; DFI infrastructure that comprises DFI on-chip instruments, eProbe contactless E-beam tool, and Exensio –char DFI software; FIRE software, which analyzes an IC design to compute its systematic and random yield loss; and Template technology that includes Templatyzer software and IP for identifying and developing a set of layout patterns. In addition, it offers Exensio enterprise-wide platform, which consists of Exensio-Yield that collects, loads, and stores yield data in an analysis-ready database, which enables product engineers to identify and analyze production yield, performance, reliability, and other issues; Exensio-Control, which provides fault detection and classification capabilities for monitoring, alarming, and controlling manufacturing tool sets; Exensio-Test that offers testing and analysis capability; and Exensio-Char, which encapsulates test structure analysis functionality of electrical and in-line inspection data from CV test chips and DFI on-chip instruments. The company sells its technologies and services through direct sales force, solution implementation teams, and strategic alliances to integrated device manufacturers, fabless semiconductor design companies, and foundries in the microprocessors, memory, graphics, image sensor solutions, and communications segments. PDF Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Bright Mountain Media Company Profile

Bright Mountain Media, Inc., a digital media holding company, owns and manages Websites in the United States. It operates through two segments, Product Sales and Advertising. The company operates Websites, which provides information, news, and entertainment to military, law enforcement, first responders, and other public safety employees. It also sells various products, including watches, clocks, apparels, and accessories through its Websites, e-commerce distributor portals, and retail locations. In addition, it owns Daily Engage Media, an advertisement network that offers video, display, mobile, and native advertisements, as well as provides focused promotion for advertisers of products and services. The company was formerly known as Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation and changed its name to Bright Mountain Media, Inc. in December 2015. Bright Mountain Media, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida.

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