ASE Technology (NYSE:ASX) and Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ:LSCC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability and dividends.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares ASE Technology and Lattice Semiconductor’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|ASE Technology||$12.34 billion||0.86||$856.61 million||$0.39||12.59|
|Lattice Semiconductor||$398.80 million||6.18||-$26.32 million||$0.22||83.86|
ASE Technology has higher revenue and earnings than Lattice Semiconductor. ASE Technology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Lattice Semiconductor, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for ASE Technology and Lattice Semiconductor, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
ASE Technology presently has a consensus target price of $30.00, indicating a potential upside of 511.00%. Lattice Semiconductor has a consensus target price of $16.25, indicating a potential downside of 11.92%. Given ASE Technology’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe ASE Technology is more favorable than Lattice Semiconductor.
Risk and Volatility
ASE Technology has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lattice Semiconductor has a beta of 1.32, suggesting that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
5.1% of ASE Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.3% of Lattice Semiconductor shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.9% of ASE Technology shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Lattice Semiconductor shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares ASE Technology and Lattice Semiconductor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
ASE Technology pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Lattice Semiconductor does not pay a dividend. ASE Technology pays out 28.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Lattice Semiconductor beats ASE Technology on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
ASE Technology Company Profile
ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd. provides a range of semiconductors packaging and testing, and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) in the United States, Taiwan, Asia, Europe, and internationally. The company offers packaging services, including flip-chip ball grid array (BGA), flip-chip chip scale package (fcCSP), advanced chip scale packages (aCSP), quad flat packages, thin quad flat packages, bump chip carrier and quad flat no-lead (QFN) packages, advanced QFN packages, plastic BGAs, high-band package on package, and 3D chip packages; stacked die solutions in various package types; and copper wire and silver bonding solutions, as well as module-based solutions. It also provides advanced packages, including aCSP; fcCSP; flip-chip package in package, package on package, and BGA packages; hybrid, advanced single sided substrate, integrated passive device, high-bandwidth, and fan-out wafer-level packages; IC wire bonding packages; system-in-package products (SiP) and modules; and interconnect materials, as well as assembles automotive electronic products. In addition, the company offers a range of semiconductor testing services, including front-end engineering testing, wafer probing, logic/mixed-signal/RF module and SiP/MEMS/discrete final testing, and test-related services, as well as drop shipment services; and packaging, testing and shipment, and flip-chip and wafer bumping services. Further, it provides electronic manufacturing services in relation to computers, peripherals, communications, industrial, automotive, and storage and server applications; designs, assembles, manufactures, and sells electronic components and telecommunications equipment motherboards; develops, sells, and leases real estate properties; and produces substrates. The company serves customers in communication, computing, and consumer electronic/industrial/automotive sectors. ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd. was founded in 1984 and is based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Lattice Semiconductor Company Profile
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops and sells semiconductor technologies in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The company offers field programmable gate arrays that consist of five product family lines, including the ECP, MachXO, iCE40, CrossLink, and programmable mixed signal devices. It also provides video connectivity application specific standard products, such as port processors, port controllers, video processors, transmitters, receivers, bridges, and converters for use in mobile phones, UHD TVs, home theater systems, HDMI cable extenders, automotive infotainment, PCs, accessories, projectors, and monitors. In addition, the company licenses its technology portfolio through standard IP and IP core licensing, patent monetization, and IP services. Lattice Semiconductor Corporation sells its products directly to end customers; and indirectly through a network of independent manufacturers’ representatives and independent distributors. The company primarily serves original equipment manufacturers in the communications and computing, mobile and consumer, and industrial and automotive end markets. Lattice Semiconductor Corporation was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon.
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