ChipMOS Technologies Inc – (NASDAQ: IMOS) and Ultratech (NASDAQ:UTEK) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Dividends

ChipMOS Technologies Inc – pays an annual dividend of $1.49 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.2%. Ultratech does not pay a dividend. ChipMOS Technologies Inc – pays out 59.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ChipMOS Technologies Inc – and Ultratech’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ChipMOS Technologies Inc – $617.49 million 28.61 $184.54 million $2.52 8.19
Ultratech N/A N/A N/A $0.42 71.98

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

19.4% of ChipMOS Technologies Inc – shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.7% of Ultratech shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.9% of Ultratech shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

ChipMOS Technologies Inc – has a beta of 0.46, suggesting that its share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ultratech has a beta of 0.34, suggesting that its share price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares ChipMOS Technologies Inc – and Ultratech’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ChipMOS Technologies Inc – 7.08% 7.09% 3.71%
Ultratech 5.17% 3.22% 2.83%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for ChipMOS Technologies Inc – and Ultratech, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ChipMOS Technologies Inc – 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ultratech 0 3 0 0 2.00

Ultratech has a consensus target price of $28.88, indicating a potential downside of 4.47%. Given Ultratech’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ultratech is more favorable than ChipMOS Technologies Inc -.

Summary

ChipMOS Technologies Inc – beats Ultratech on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

ChipMOS Technologies Inc – 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.

Ultratech Company Profile

Ultratech, Inc. (Ultratech) develops, manufactures and markets photolithography, laser thermal processing and inspection equipment. The Company operates through the manufacture and distribution of capital equipment to manufacturers of integrated circuits and nanotechnology components segment. The Company serves manufacturers of semiconductor devices, including packaging processes and various nanotechnology components such as laser diodes, high-brightness light emitting diodes (HBLEDs) and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), as well as atomic layer deposition systems (ALD) for customers located throughout the world. It has operations in North America, Europe, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and the rest of Asia. The Company supplies step-and-repeat photolithography systems based on one-to-one (1X) imaging technology to customers located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

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