Head-To-Head Review: Montage Technology Group (MONT) & Himax Technologies (HIMX)
Montage Technology Group (NASDAQ: MONT) and Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) are both semiconductors – nec companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
This table compares Montage Technology Group and Himax Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Montage Technology Group||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Himax Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.23 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Montage Technology Group does not pay a dividend. Himax Technologies pays out 383.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Montage Technology Group and Himax Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Montage Technology Group||N/A||N/A||N/A||$1.13||N/A|
|Himax Technologies||$802.92 million||2.53||$50.91 million||$0.06||197.00|
Himax Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Montage Technology Group. Montage Technology Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Himax Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Montage Technology Group and Himax Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Montage Technology Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Himax Technologies has a consensus target price of $9.67, indicating a potential downside of 18.18%.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
22.3% of Himax Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 31.5% of Himax Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Himax Technologies beats Montage Technology Group on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Montage Technology Group Company Profile
Montage Technology Group Limited is a global fabless provider of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions addressing the home entertainment and cloud computing markets. Its analog and radio frequency solutions, digital signal processors and high speed interfaces serves as the foundation for its technology platform. Its solutions contain a number of different technologies that allow for enhanced signal processing, resulting in improved overall video quality under the typically limited existing broadband network infrastructure in emerging markets. The Company has sold over 230 million integrated circuits, which have been shipped to over 150 end customers globally. In November 2014, Montage Technology Global Holdings, Ltd., an entity jointly formed by Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment Co., Ltd. (PDSTI) and China Electronics Investment Holdings Limited (CEC Investment), has completed its acquisition of the Company.
Himax Technologies Company Profile
Himax Technologies, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor solution provider. The Company is engaged in display driver integrated circuits (IC) and timing controllers used in televisions, laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, car navigation and other consumer electronics devices. The Company operates through two segments: Driver IC and Non-driver products. In addition, the Company designs and provides controllers for touch sensor displays, liquid crystal on silicon micro-displays used in palm-size projectors and head-mounted displays, light-emitting diode driver ICs, power management ICs, scaler products for monitors and projectors, video processing IC solutions and silicon IPs. It also offers digital camera solutions, including complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor image sensors and wafer level optics, which are used in a range of applications, such as mobile phone, tablet, laptop, televisions, personal computer camera, automobile, security and medical devices.
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