Viasystems Group (NASDAQ: VIAS) and TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) are both technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitabiliy, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Viasystems Group and TTM Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Viasystems Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
TTM Technologies 0 0 3 0 3.00

TTM Technologies has a consensus target price of $20.00, indicating a potential upside of 9.17%. Given TTM Technologies’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe TTM Technologies is more favorable than Viasystems Group.

Profitability

This table compares Viasystems Group and TTM Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Viasystems Group -2.73% -17.43% -2.95%
TTM Technologies 2.92% 18.17% 6.05%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Viasystems Group and TTM Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Viasystems Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
TTM Technologies $2.58 billion 0.72 $392.81 million $0.71 25.80

TTM Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Viasystems Group.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

95.2% of TTM Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 28.4% of TTM Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

TTM Technologies beats Viasystems Group on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Viasystems Group Company Profile

Viasystems Group, Inc. (Viasystems) provides multi-layer printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electromechanical solutions (E-M Solutions). The Company operates in two segments: Printed Circuit Boards and Assembly. The Printed Circuit Boards segment offers PCB products. The Assembly segment includes the Company’s E-M Solutions products and services. The Company has around 15 manufacturing facilities, including eight in the United States and seven located outside of the United States. The Company’s PCB products are produced at its eight domestic facilities, three of its five facilities are in China and one facility is in Canada. The Company’s E-M Solutions products and services are provided from other two facilities in China and one facility in Mexico. In addition to its manufacturing facilities, the Company maintains engineering and customer service centers in Hong Kong, China, the Netherlands, England, Canada, Mexico and the United States to support its customers’ local needs.

TTM Technologies Company Profile

TTM Technologies, Inc. is a manufacturer of printed circuit board (PCB) products and is focused on technologically advanced PCBs and electro-mechanical solutions (E-M Solutions). As of January 2, 2017, the Company operated a total of 25 specialized facilities in North America and China. The Company’s segments include PCB, E-M Solutions and Corporate. As of January 2, 2017, the PCB segment included 13 domestic PCB fabrication plants, including a facility that provides follow-on value-added services primarily for one of the PCB fabrication plants; eight PCB fabrication plants in China and one in Canada. As of January 2, 2017, the E-M Solutions included three custom electronic assembly plants in China. The Company offers a range of PCB products, including conventional PCBs, high density interconnect (HDI) PCBs, flexible PCBs, rigid-flex PCBs, custom assemblies and system integration, and integrated circuits (IC) substrates.

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