BE Semiconductor Industrs (OTCMKTS:BESIY) and Monolithic Power Systems (NASDAQ:MPWR) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

96.0% of Monolithic Power Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of BE Semiconductor Industrs shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.0% of Monolithic Power Systems shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

BE Semiconductor Industrs has a beta of 2.11, indicating that its stock price is 111% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Monolithic Power Systems has a beta of 1.68, indicating that its stock price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares BE Semiconductor Industrs and Monolithic Power Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BE Semiconductor Industrs $620.33 million 3.64 $160.92 million N/A N/A
Monolithic Power Systems $582.38 million 10.72 $105.27 million $2.39 60.65

BE Semiconductor Industrs has higher revenue and earnings than Monolithic Power Systems.


This table compares BE Semiconductor Industrs and Monolithic Power Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BE Semiconductor Industrs 24.15% 29.94% 13.72%
Monolithic Power Systems 18.43% 17.99% 14.44%


BE Semiconductor Industrs pays an annual dividend of $1.59 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.6%. Monolithic Power Systems pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Monolithic Power Systems pays out 66.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Monolithic Power Systems has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for BE Semiconductor Industrs and Monolithic Power Systems, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BE Semiconductor Industrs 0 0 0 0 N/A
Monolithic Power Systems 0 1 5 0 2.83

Monolithic Power Systems has a consensus target price of $150.67, suggesting a potential upside of 3.94%. Given Monolithic Power Systems’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Monolithic Power Systems is more favorable than BE Semiconductor Industrs.


Monolithic Power Systems beats BE Semiconductor Industrs on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

BE Semiconductor Industrs Company Profile

BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. develops, manufactures, markets, sells, and services semiconductor assembly equipment for the semiconductor and electronics industries worldwide. The company's principal products include die attach equipment, such as single chips, multi chips, multi modules, flip chips, TCB and eWLB die bonding systems, and die sorting systems; and packaging equipment comprising conventional, ultra thin, and wafer level molding, as well as trim and form, and singulation systems. Its principal products also comprise plating equipment consisting of tin, copper, and precious metal plating systems, as well as related process chemicals; and tooling, conversion kits, spare parts, and other services. The company provides its products primarily to chip manufacturers, assembly subcontractors, and electronics and industrial companies. BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Duiven, the Netherlands.

Monolithic Power Systems Company Profile

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. designs, develops, and markets integrated power semiconductor solutions and power delivery architectures for consumer, computing and storage, industrial, automotive, and communications markets. It offers direct current (DC) to DC integrated circuits (ICs) that are used to convert and control voltages of various electronic systems, such as portable electronic devices, wireless LAN access points, computers, monitors, automobiles, and medical equipment. The company also provides lighting control ICs for backlighting that are used in systems, which provide the light source for LCD panels in notebook computers, monitors, car navigation systems, and televisions, as well as for general illumination applications. The company sells its products through third-party distributors, and resellers, as well as directly to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and electronic manufacturing service providers in China, Taiwan, Europe, Korea, Southeast Asia, Japan, the United States, and internationally. Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington.

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