Dialog Semiconductor (OTCMKTS:DLGNF) and QuickLogic (NASDAQ:QUIK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Dialog Semiconductor has a beta of 1.67, indicating that its stock price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QuickLogic has a beta of 1.85, indicating that its stock price is 85% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Dialog Semiconductor and QuickLogic’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dialog Semiconductor $1.57 billion 1.70 $301.45 million N/A N/A
QuickLogic $10.31 million 3.77 -$15.44 million ($2.02) -2.30

Dialog Semiconductor has higher revenue and earnings than QuickLogic.

Profitability

This table compares Dialog Semiconductor and QuickLogic’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dialog Semiconductor 19.52% 17.11% 11.34%
QuickLogic -149.80% -89.87% -40.81%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Dialog Semiconductor and QuickLogic, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dialog Semiconductor 0 3 4 0 2.57
QuickLogic 0 2 2 0 2.50

QuickLogic has a consensus price target of $8.67, suggesting a potential upside of 86.78%. Given QuickLogic’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe QuickLogic is more favorable than Dialog Semiconductor.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

16.7% of QuickLogic shares are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of QuickLogic 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

Dialog Semiconductor beats QuickLogic on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dialog Semiconductor Company Profile

Dialog Semiconductor Plc develops and distributes highly integrated, mixed signal integrated circuits (ICs) for personal, portable, hand-held devices, low energy short-range wireless, LED solid-state lighting, and automotive applications worldwide. It operates through four segments: Mobile Systems, Automotive & Industrial, Connectivity, and Advanced Mixed Signal. The company offers power management integrated circuits (PMICs), sub-PMICs, charger ICs, automotive grade PMICs, and audio codecs; Bluetooth low energy ICs, voice over DECT, and digital audio and audio codec ICs; AC/DC rapid charge adapters, converters, power adapters, and embedded networking converters, as well as SSL LED and backlight drivers and configurable mixed-signal ICs; and motor control ICS and ASIC controllers. It has a partnership with UNISOC to develop the SC2703, an optimized high-performance power management integrated circuit. Dialog Semiconductor Plc was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Reading, the United Kingdom.

QuickLogic Company Profile

QuickLogic Corporation, a semiconductor company, develops semiconductor platforms and intellectual property solutions for smartphones, wearable and hearable devices, tablets, and the Internet-of-Things. It also provides flexible sensor processing solutions, ultra-low power display bridges, ultra-low field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and programming hardware and design software solutions. The company's products include pASIC 3, QuickRAM, and QuickPCI. It delivers its solutions through ultra-low power customer programmable System on Chip (SoC) semiconductor solutions, embedded software, and algorithm solutions for always-on voice and sensor processing, and enhanced visual experiences. The company develops its solutions by incorporating various silicon platforms, such as EOS S3, EOS3 LV, EOS S3AI, ArcticLink III S2, ArcticLink III VX and BX, PolarPro 3, PolarPro II, PolarPro, and Eclipse II solution platforms, as well as packaging, IPs, custom logic, software drivers, SensiML analytics, and architecture consulting. In addition, it licenses FPGA technology for use in other semiconductor companies SoCs. The company markets and sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers through a network of sales managers and distributors in North America, Europe, and Asia. QuickLogic Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

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