Natcore Technology (OTCMKTS:NTCXF) and NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

NXP Semiconductors pays an annual dividend of $1.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Natcore Technology does not pay a dividend. NXP Semiconductors pays out 25.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Natcore Technology and NXP Semiconductors’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Natcore Technology N/A N/A -$1.27 million N/A N/A
NXP Semiconductors $9.41 billion 3.41 $2.21 billion $5.94 19.32

NXP Semiconductors has higher revenue and earnings than Natcore Technology.

Risk and Volatility

Natcore Technology has a beta of 7.04, meaning that its stock price is 604% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NXP Semiconductors has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Natcore Technology and NXP Semiconductors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Natcore Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A
NXP Semiconductors 0 4 14 0 2.78

NXP Semiconductors has a consensus target price of $117.12, suggesting a potential upside of 2.05%. Given NXP Semiconductors’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe NXP Semiconductors is more favorable than Natcore Technology.

Profitability

This table compares Natcore Technology and NXP Semiconductors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Natcore Technology N/A N/A N/A
NXP Semiconductors 4.51% 23.37% 10.82%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.6% of NXP Semiconductors shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

NXP Semiconductors beats Natcore Technology on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Natcore Technology Company Profile

Natcore Technology Inc., a research and development company, develops and owns technology for the manufacturing of solar cells. The company offers laser-processed back-contact cells and liquid phase deposition technology, which enables the controlled deposition of silicon dioxide and mixed silicon oxides from an aqueous solution at ambient temperatures and pressures. It focuses on using its nanotechnology discoveries to enable various applications consisting of laser processing, tandem quantum-dot solar cells, and Natcore Foil Cell structure. The company also provides technical consultancy services for the design and construction of solar cell/solar panel fabrication facilities, and solar power plants. Natcore Technology Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida.

NXP Semiconductors Company Profile

NXP Semiconductors N.V., a semiconductor company, provides high performance mixed signal solutions for radio frequency (RF), analog, power management, interface, security, and digital processing products worldwide. The company offers products for audio and visual head-end unit applications, such as single-chip radio solutions, multi-standard radios, audio amplifiers and power analog products, and i.MX applications processors; in-vehicle networking products; two-way secure entry products; various sensors and microcontrollers; power management solutions; battery cell controllers; and solutions for radar, vision, vehicle-to-vehicle, and vehicle-to-infrastructure systems. It also provides secure identification solutions, such as passive RF connectivity devices; microcontroller devices; and secure real-time operating system software products to facilitate the encryption-decryption of data, and the interaction with the reader infrastructure systems. In addition, the company delivers semiconductor-based technologies for connected devices comprising microcontrollers, secure mobile transaction solutions, and various connectivity solutions; and offers digital networking processors, secure interface and system management products, high-performance RF power-amplifiers, and smart antennae solutions. Its product solutions are used in a range of application areas, including automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer, computing, and software solutions for mobile phones. The company markets its products to various original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, contract manufacturers, and distributors. The company was formerly known as KASLION Acquisition B.V and changed its name to NXP Semiconductors N.V. in May 2010. NXP Semiconductors N.V. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

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