MeltroniX (OTCMKTS:MTNX) and Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares MeltroniX and Kulicke and Soffa Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MeltroniX N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kulicke and Soffa Industries $889.12 million 1.69 $56.67 million $2.43 9.35

Kulicke and Soffa Industries has higher revenue and earnings than MeltroniX.

Profitability

This table compares MeltroniX and Kulicke and Soffa Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MeltroniX N/A N/A N/A
Kulicke and Soffa Industries 16.06% 16.99% 12.50%

Risk and Volatility

MeltroniX has a beta of 0.17, indicating that its stock price is 83% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kulicke and Soffa Industries has a beta of 1.16, indicating that its stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Kulicke and Soffa Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. MeltroniX does not pay a dividend. Kulicke and Soffa Industries pays out 19.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for MeltroniX and Kulicke and Soffa Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MeltroniX 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kulicke and Soffa Industries 0 1 3 0 2.75

Kulicke and Soffa Industries has a consensus target price of $28.00, indicating a potential upside of 23.29%.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

87.0% of Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 10.9% of MeltroniX shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of Kulicke and Soffa Industries shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Kulicke and Soffa Industries beats MeltroniX on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

MeltroniX Company Profile

MeltroniX, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries (MeltroniX Solutions, Inc., Microelectronic Packaging of America, Inc., and MPI Place Holder, Inc.) are providers of Advanced Electronic Manufacturing Services, Products, Design, and Testing to high growth industries and applications including: Internet equipment; wireless/telecommunication; medical; satellites and military systems; and broadband communication and other electronic systems manufacturers. This is based on MeltroniX’s ability to develop and manufacture high-density packaging and interconnect microelectronic products. Currently, MeltroniX is placing renewed emphasis on military and space applications by leveraging its capabilities in offering devices which are radiation tolerant and qualified to military specifications.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries Company Profile

Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells capital equipment and tools to assemble semiconductor devices. It operates in two segments, Capital Equipment, and Aftermarket Products and Services (APS). The Capital Equipment segment manufactures and sells a line of ball bonders, wedge bonders, advanced packaging, and electronic assembly solutions. The APS segment manufactures and sells various tools for a range of semiconductor packaging applications, including capillaries, which are expendable tools used in ball bonders; dicing blades that are expendable tools for semiconductor manufacturers to cut silicon wafers into individual semiconductor die or to cut packaged semiconductor units into individual units; and bonding wedges, which are expendable tools used in heavy wire wedge bonders. It also provides spare parts, equipment repair, maintenance and servicing, training, refurbishment, and equipment upgradation services. The company serves semiconductor device manufacturers, integrated device manufacturers, outsourced semiconductor assembly and test providers, other electronics manufacturers, industrial manufacturers, and automotive electronics suppliers primarily in the United States and the Asia/Pacific region. Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Singapore.

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