Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE) and ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ:ON) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Yingli Green Energy and ON Semiconductor’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yingli Green Energy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
ON Semiconductor $5.54 billion 1.32 $810.70 million $1.46 11.90

ON Semiconductor has higher revenue and earnings than Yingli Green Energy.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Yingli Green Energy and ON Semiconductor, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yingli Green Energy 1 0 0 0 1.00
ON Semiconductor 2 6 8 0 2.38

Yingli Green Energy presently has a consensus target price of $1.13, indicating a potential downside of 21.33%. ON Semiconductor has a consensus target price of $23.97, indicating a potential upside of 37.99%. Given ON Semiconductor’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe ON Semiconductor is more favorable than Yingli Green Energy.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yingli Green Energy N/A N/A N/A
ON Semiconductor 17.24% 25.97% 10.73%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.5% of Yingli Green Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.8% of ON Semiconductor shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of ON Semiconductor shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


ON Semiconductor beats Yingli Green Energy on 9 of the 9 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.

ON Semiconductor Company Profile

ON Semiconductor Corporation manufactures and sells semiconductor components for various electronic devices worldwide. It operates through three segments: Power Solutions Group, Analog Solutions Group, and Image Sensor Group. The Power Solutions Group segment offers discrete, module, and integrated semiconductor products for various applications, such as power switching, power conversion, signal conditioning, circuit protection, signal amplification, and voltage reference. The Analog Solutions Group segment designs and develops analog, mixed-signal, and logic application specific integrated circuits and standard products, as well as power solutions for a range of end-users in the automotive, consumer, computing, industrial, communications, medical, and aerospace/defense markets. This segment also provides trusted foundry, trusted design, and manufacturing services, as well as integrated passive devices product technology. The Image Sensor Group segment offers complementary metal oxide semiconductors and charge-coupled device image sensors, as well as proximity sensors, image signal processors, and actuator drivers for autofocus and image stabilization for a range of customers in automotive, industrial, consumer, wireless, medical, and aerospace/defense markets. The company serves original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and electronic manufacturing service providers. ON Semiconductor Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

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