Yingli Green Energy (NASDAQ: QRVO) and Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Yingli Green Energy and Qorvo’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yingli Green Energy -39.90% N/A -9.37%
Qorvo -1.31% 12.85% 9.79%

Volatility and Risk

Yingli Green Energy has a beta of 2.1, meaning that its stock price is 110% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Qorvo has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Yingli Green Energy and Qorvo, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yingli Green Energy 2 0 0 0 1.00
Qorvo 2 11 11 0 2.38

Yingli Green Energy currently has a consensus price target of $1.13, suggesting a potential downside of 21.33%. Qorvo has a consensus price target of $84.00, suggesting a potential upside of 4.63%. Given Qorvo’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Qorvo is more favorable than Yingli Green Energy.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.5% of Yingli Green Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.1% of Qorvo shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Qorvo shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Yingli Green Energy and Qorvo’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yingli Green Energy $1.29 billion 0.02 -$509.97 million ($9.50) -0.15
Qorvo $2.97 billion 3.39 -$40.28 million $4.78 16.79

Qorvo has higher revenue and earnings than Yingli Green Energy. Yingli Green Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Qorvo, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Qorvo beats Yingli Green Energy on 13 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Yingli Green Energy Company Profile

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, assembles, sells, and installs photovoltaic (PV) products. The company offers polysilicon ingots and blocks, polysilicon wafers, PV cells, PV modules, and integrated PV systems; and develops and operates solar projects. It is also involved in the research, manufacture, sale, and installation of renewable energy products; marketing and sale of PV products and related accessories; and import and export trading activities, as well as invests in renewable energy projects. The company primarily sells its PV modules to distributors, wholesalers, power plant developers and operators, and PV system integrators under the Yingli and Yingli Solar brands in the People's Republic of China, Japan, India, the United States, England, Turkey, France, Germany, England, and internationally. Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Baoding, the People's Republic of China.

Qorvo Company Profile

Qorvo, Inc. provides radio frequency (RF) solutions and technologies for mobile device, infrastructure, and defense and aerospace applications worldwide. It operates through Mobile Products (MP) and Infrastructure and Defense Products (IDP) segments. The MP segment offers cellular RF and WiFi solutions, bulk acoustic wave (BAW) and surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters, power amplifiers (PAs), low noise amplifiers (LNAs), switches, multi-band PAs and transmit modules, RF power management integrated circuits, diversity receive modules, antenna switch modules, antenna tuning and control solutions, modules incorporating PAs and duplexers, and modules incorporating switches, PAs, and duplexers. This segment supplies its solutions for use in mobile devices, including smartphones, notebook computers, wearables, tablets, and cellular-based applications for the Internet of Things (IoT). The IDP segment supplies RF solutions for communications and defense applications, such as high performance defense systems comprising radar, electronic warfare and communication systems, Wi-Fi customer premises equipment for home and work, high speed connectivity in long-term evolution and 5G base stations, cloud connectivity via data center communications and telecom transport, and automotive connectivity and other IoT, including smart home solutions. This segment provides gallium arsenide, gallium nitride power amplifiers, LNAs, switches, complementary metal oxide semiconductor system-on-a-chip solutions, premium BAW and SAW filter solutions, and various multichip and hybrid assemblies. The company sells its products directly to customers, as well as through a network of domestic and foreign sales representative firms and distributors to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers. Qorvo, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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