Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ: CRUS) and ANADIGICS (NASDAQ:ANAD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

87.8% of Cirrus Logic shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Cirrus Logic shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Cirrus Logic and ANADIGICS, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cirrus Logic 2 3 9 0 2.50
ANADIGICS 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cirrus Logic presently has a consensus price target of $67.50, suggesting a potential upside of 19.57%. Given Cirrus Logic’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cirrus Logic is more favorable than ANADIGICS.

Profitability

This table compares Cirrus Logic and ANADIGICS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cirrus Logic 17.11% 25.37% 20.51%
ANADIGICS -49.89% -97.40% -69.35%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cirrus Logic and ANADIGICS’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cirrus Logic $1.54 billion 2.34 $261.20 million $4.09 13.80
ANADIGICS N/A N/A N/A ($0.27) -3.15

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

Summary

Cirrus Logic beats ANADIGICS on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cirrus Logic

Cirrus Logic, Inc. is engaged in providing integrated circuits (ICs) for audio and voice signal processing applications. The Company develops analog and mixed-signal ICs for a range of customers. The Company offers two product lines: Portable Audio, and Non-Portable Audio and Other. The Company’s primary facility housing engineering, sales and marketing, and administration functions is located in Austin, Texas. The Company offers products through both direct and indirect sales channels across the world. The Company’s portable audio products include analog and mixed-signal components designed for mobile devices including smartphones, tablets, digital headsets, wearables, smart accessories and portable media players. Its non-portable audio and other products include analog and mixed-signal components targeting the consumer market, including smart home applications, and the automotive, energy and industrial markets.

About ANADIGICS

ANADIGICS, Inc. is engaged in the designing and manufacturing of radio frequency (RF) semiconductor solutions for infrastructure and mobile communications and data transmission markets. The Company’s product portfolio includes line amplifiers, reverse path amplifiers, power amplifiers (PAs) and front-end integrated circuits (FEIC). The Company designs, develops, and manufactures RFIC’s primarily using GaAs compound semiconductor substrates with various process technologies, including metal semiconductor field effect transistor (MESFET), pseudomorphic high-electron-mobility transistor (pHEMT) and heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT). The Company’s InGaP-Plus technology, combines InGaP HBT and pHEMT processes on a single substrate and integrates the PA function and the RF active switch function on the same die. Additionally, the Company offers VCSEL process technology. The Company fabricates its ICs in its six-inch diameter GaAs wafer fabrication facility.

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