Qorvo (NASDAQ: QRVO) and Chipmos Technologies (NASDAQ:IMOS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Qorvo and Chipmos Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Qorvo 1 9 12 0 2.50
Chipmos Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Qorvo currently has a consensus target price of $73.82, suggesting a potential upside of 0.96%. Given Qorvo’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Qorvo is more favorable than Chipmos Technologies.

Volatility & Risk

Qorvo has a beta of 1.05, meaning that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chipmos Technologies has a beta of 0.54, meaning that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Qorvo and Chipmos Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Qorvo $2.97 billion 3.13 $789.88 million ($0.34) -215.05
Chipmos Technologies N/A N/A N/A $2.52 7.15

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

Profitability

This table compares Qorvo and Chipmos Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Qorvo -1.40% 10.10% 7.54%
Chipmos Technologies 19.20% 9.74% 5.09%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

94.4% of Qorvo shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.4% of Chipmos Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Qorvo shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Chipmos Technologies pays an annual dividend of $1.49 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.3%. Qorvo does not pay a dividend. Chipmos Technologies pays out 59.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Qorvo beats Chipmos Technologies on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Qorvo Company Profile

Qorvo, Inc. is a provider of technologies and radio frequency (RF) solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense and aerospace applications. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets its products to the United States and international original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs). Its segments include Mobile Products (MP) and Infrastructure and Defense Products (IDP). The MP segment is a supplier of radio frequency (RF) solutions that perform various functions in the cellular radio front end section of smartphones and other cellular devices. The IDP segment is a supplier of RF solutions that support various global applications, including ubiquitous high-speed network connectivity to the cloud, data center communications, Internet connectivity throughout the home and workplace, and upgraded military capabilities across the globe. It operates design, sales and manufacturing facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

Chipmos Technologies Company Profile

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC is a Taiwan-based company principally engaged in the integrated circuits packaging and testing business. The Company mainly provides thin small outline packaging (TSOP), fine-pitch ball grid array (FBGA) packaging, tape carrier packaging (TCP) and chip on film (COF) packaging services, as well as gold bumping services, among others. The Company’s products and services are used in information products, personal computers, communications equipment, office automation and consumer electronics. It mainly operates its business within domestic market, and in overseas markets, including the rest of Asia and the Americas.

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