Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ: SWKS) and CSR (NASDAQ:CSRE) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

81.2% of Skyworks Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Skyworks Solutions shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Skyworks Solutions pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. CSR does not pay a dividend. Skyworks Solutions pays out 29.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Skyworks Solutions and CSR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Skyworks Solutions 21.72% 30.21% 26.80%
CSR N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Skyworks Solutions and CSR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Skyworks Solutions $3.65 billion 5.18 $1.01 billion $4.41 23.49
CSR N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Skyworks Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than CSR.

Volatility & Risk

Skyworks Solutions has a beta of 0.69, indicating that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CSR has a beta of 1.23, indicating that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Skyworks Solutions and CSR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Skyworks Solutions 1 3 22 0 2.81
CSR 0 0 0 0 N/A

Skyworks Solutions presently has a consensus price target of $116.92, indicating a potential upside of 12.88%. Given Skyworks Solutions’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Skyworks Solutions is more favorable than CSR.

Summary

Skyworks Solutions beats CSR on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Skyworks Solutions Company Profile

Skyworks Solutions Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets semiconductor products, including intellectual property. The Company’s analog semiconductors are connecting people, places, and things, spanning a number of new and unimagined applications within the automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets. Its geographical segments include the United States, Other Americas, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Other Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. It operates throughout the world with engineering, manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout Asia, Europe and North America. It is engaged with key original equipment manufacturers (OEM), smartphone providers and baseband reference design partners. Its product portfolio consists of various solutions, including amplifiers, attenuators, detectors, diodes, filters, front-end modules, hybrid, mixers, switches, and modulators.

CSR Company Profile

CSR Limited (CSR), formerly CSR plc, is engaged in the development of multifunction semiconductor platforms and technologies for the automotive, consumer, and voice and music categories. The Company’s products include aptX, aptX Enhanced, aptX Live, aptX Low Latency, ARMmbed Platform, BlueCore5 Multimedia, BlueCore4-Ext, Bluetooth Smart CSR101x Product Family, Entry-Level Soundbar Platform, BlueCore CSR8811 WLCSP, BlueCore BC6130, BlueCore CSRB5348, CSR Positioning Centre, CSR Synergy, CSR8605, CSRA65700 QFN, CSRmesh, Inferno Firmware Platform, MAPX, Quatro 5500 Series, CSR8350, SiRFstarIV and SyncLock. It offers its solutions in various industries, such as audio and home entertainment; connected car; connected wearables, health and fitness, and Internet of everything. The Company’s applications include auto sensors, car radio, home automation, mono headsets, soundbars, Bluetooth speakers, display audio, home entertainment ecosystems, car navigation, gaming and stereo headsets.

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