Jabil Circuit (NYSE: JBL) and Siliconware Precision Industries (NASDAQ:SPIL) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Jabil Circuit and Siliconware Precision Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jabil Circuit 2 7 3 0 2.08
Siliconware Precision Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A

Given Jabil Circuit’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Jabil Circuit is more favorable than Siliconware Precision Industries.

Dividends

Jabil Circuit pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Siliconware Precision Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Jabil Circuit pays out 46.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Siliconware Precision Industries pays out 58.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Risk & Volatility

Jabil Circuit has a beta of 0.53, meaning that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Siliconware Precision Industries has a beta of 0.31, meaning that its share price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Jabil Circuit and Siliconware Precision Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Jabil Circuit $19,063.12 0.26 $129.09 $0.69 41.29
Siliconware Precision Industries $2,641.27 1.85 $302.68 $0.36 21.81

Siliconware Precision Industries has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Jabil Circuit. Siliconware Precision Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Jabil Circuit, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Jabil Circuit and Siliconware Precision Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jabil Circuit 0.68% 14.47% 3.28%
Siliconware Precision Industries 9.79% 12.42% 6.68%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

96.1% of Jabil Circuit shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.8% of Siliconware Precision Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of Jabil Circuit shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.3% of Siliconware Precision Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Jabil Circuit beats Siliconware Precision Industries on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Jabil Circuit Company Profile

Jabil Inc., formerly Jabil Circuit, Inc., provides electronic manufacturing services and solutions throughout the world. The Company operates in two segments, which include Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) and Diversified Manufacturing Services (DMS). The Company’s EMS segment is focused on leveraging information technology (IT), supply chain design and engineering, technologies centered on core electronics, sharing of its large scale manufacturing infrastructure and the ability to serve a range of markets. Its DMS segment is focused on providing engineering solutions and a focus on material sciences and technologies. It provides electronic design, production and product management services to companies in the automotive, capital equipment, consumer lifestyles and wearable technologies, computing and storage, defense and aerospace, digital home, emerging growth, healthcare, industrial and energy, mobility, packaging, point of sale and printing industries.

Siliconware Precision Industries Company Profile

Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. is a Taiwan-based company mainly engaged in the provision of packaging and testing services of integrated circuits (ICs) and related products. The Company’s businesses include the manufacture, processing, assembly, testing and importing and exporting of ICs, transistors, light emitting diode (LED) digital displays, LED lights, liquid crystal display (LCD) clock cores, phototransistors, synthesis circuits, as well as thin film circuits and thick film circuits. The Company’s packaging businesses focus on IC products, including plastic small size ICs and plastic square planar ICs, among others. Its testing businesses mainly include final testing businesses and system level testing businesses, among others.

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