Sanmina Corporation (NASDAQ: SANM) and QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Sanmina Corporation and QuickLogic Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sanmina Corporation 0 2 3 0 2.60
QuickLogic Corporation 0 0 3 0 3.00

Sanmina Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $43.25, suggesting a potential upside of 15.03%. QuickLogic Corporation has a consensus target price of $2.50, suggesting a potential upside of 44.51%. Given QuickLogic Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe QuickLogic Corporation is more favorable than Sanmina Corporation.

Profitability

This table compares Sanmina Corporation and QuickLogic Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sanmina Corporation 3.15% 12.35% 5.61%
QuickLogic Corporation -130.99% -84.50% -54.86%

Volatility and Risk

Sanmina Corporation has a beta of 0.78, indicating that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QuickLogic Corporation has a beta of -0.1, indicating that its share price is 110% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sanmina Corporation and QuickLogic Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sanmina Corporation $6.78 billion 0.42 $359.35 million $2.76 13.62
QuickLogic Corporation $11.95 million 11.60 -$13.93 million ($0.22) -7.86

Sanmina Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than QuickLogic Corporation. QuickLogic Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sanmina Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.8% of Sanmina Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.9% of QuickLogic Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of Sanmina Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.9% of QuickLogic Corporation shares are owned by company 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.

Summary

Sanmina Corporation beats QuickLogic Corporation on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sanmina Corporation Company Profile

Sanmina Corporation is a provider of integrated manufacturing solutions, components, products and repair, logistics and after-market services. The Company provides its offerings primarily to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in various industries, including communications networks, storage, industrial, defense and aerospace, medical and energy. The Company operates through two businesses: Integrated Manufacturing Solutions (IMS) and Components, Products and Services (CPS). IMS consists of printed circuit board assembly and test, final system assembly and test, and direct-order-fulfillment. Its Components include interconnect systems and mechanical systems. Its Products include memory, radio frequency (RF), optical and microelectronics solutions, defense and aerospace products, storage solutions and cloud-based manufacturing execution software. Its Services include design, engineering, logistics and repair services.

QuickLogic Corporation Company Profile

QuickLogic Corporation develops and markets semiconductor and software algorithm solutions. The Company’s solutions primarily target smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, and the Internet-of-Things (IoT). The Company is a fabless semiconductor provider of flexible sensor processing solutions, ultra-low power display bridges, and ultra-low power Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). The Company’s solutions integrate multi-core processing, programmable logic, sensor fusion and context aware algorithms, and embedded software. The Company’s solutions are created from its new silicon platforms, including EOS, ArcticLink III, PolarPro 3, PolarPro II, PolarPro, and Eclipse II products, its mature products, which are produced on semiconductor processes over 180 nanometers, primarily include its pASIC 3 and QuickRAM, as well as royalty revenue, programming hardware and design software. Its sensor algorithm software includes SenseMe software library.

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