Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ: CRUS) and TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, profitabiliy and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Cirrus Logic has a beta of 0.03, indicating that its stock price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TTM Technologies has a beta of 1.47, indicating that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cirrus Logic and TTM Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cirrus Logic $1.54 billion 2.72 $387.16 million $3.78 17.34
TTM Technologies $2.58 billion 0.72 $392.81 million $0.71 25.80

TTM Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Cirrus Logic. Cirrus Logic is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than TTM Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.9% of Cirrus Logic shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Cirrus Logic shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 28.4% of TTM Technologies 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Cirrus Logic and TTM Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cirrus Logic 0 4 8 0 2.67
TTM Technologies 0 0 3 0 3.00

Cirrus Logic currently has a consensus target price of $67.64, indicating a potential upside of 3.21%. TTM Technologies has a consensus target price of $20.00, indicating a potential upside of 9.17%. Given TTM Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe TTM Technologies is more favorable than Cirrus Logic.

Profitability

This table compares Cirrus Logic and TTM Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cirrus Logic 16.31% 26.32% 19.76%
TTM Technologies 2.92% 18.17% 6.05%

Cirrus Logic Company Profile

Cirrus Logic, Inc. is engaged in providing integrated circuits (ICs) for audio and voice signal processing applications. The Company develops analog and mixed-signal ICs for a range of customers. The Company offers two product lines: Portable Audio, and Non-Portable Audio and Other. The Company’s primary facility housing engineering, sales and marketing, and administration functions is located in Austin, Texas. The Company offers products through both direct and indirect sales channels across the world. The Company’s portable audio products include analog and mixed-signal components designed for mobile devices including smartphones, tablets, digital headsets, wearables, smart accessories and portable media players. Its non-portable audio and other products include analog and mixed-signal components targeting the consumer market, including smart home applications, and the automotive, energy and industrial markets.

TTM Technologies Company Profile

TTM Technologies, Inc. is a manufacturer of printed circuit board (PCB) products and is focused on technologically advanced PCBs and electro-mechanical solutions (E-M Solutions). As of January 2, 2017, the Company operated a total of 25 specialized facilities in North America and China. The Company’s segments include PCB, E-M Solutions and Corporate. As of January 2, 2017, the PCB segment included 13 domestic PCB fabrication plants, including a facility that provides follow-on value-added services primarily for one of the PCB fabrication plants; eight PCB fabrication plants in China and one in Canada. As of January 2, 2017, the E-M Solutions included three custom electronic assembly plants in China. The Company offers a range of PCB products, including conventional PCBs, high density interconnect (HDI) PCBs, flexible PCBs, rigid-flex PCBs, custom assemblies and system integration, and integrated circuits (IC) substrates.

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