TranSwitch (NASDAQ: TSEM) and Tower Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TSEM) are both small computer and technology companies, but what is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies on the basis of the strength of their profitability, profit, valuation, recommendations from analysts, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.
Institutional and Insider ownership
0.2% of TranSwitch shares are held by institutional investors. For comparison: 47.3% of the shares of Tower Semiconductor are held by institutional investors. 6.3% of TranSwitch shares are owned by insiders. In comparison, 1.0% of the shares of Tower Semiconductor are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and donations believe that a share will outperform the market in the long term.
Recommendations from analysts
This is a breakdown of the current ratings and target prices for TranSwitch and Tower Semiconductor, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sales reviews||Keep ratings||Buy ratings||Strong sales figures||Review score|
|TranSwitch||0||0||0||0||N / A|
Tower Semiconductor has a consensus price of $ 33.50, indicating a potential benefit of 65.11%. Given the higher potential benefit of Tower Semiconductor, analysts clearly believe that Tower Semiconductor is more favorable than TranSwitch.
Volatility and risk
TranSwitch has a beta of -0.01, which means that the share price is 101% less volatile than the S & P 500. For comparison, Tower Semiconductor has a beta of 1.12, which means that the share price is 12% volatile than the S & P 500.
This table compares the net margins of TranSwitch and Tower Semiconductor, the return on equity and the return on assets.
|Net margins||Return on equity||Return on assets|
|TranSwitch||N / A||N / A||N / A|
Appreciation and profit
This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of TranSwitch and Tower Semiconductor.
|Gross income||Price / sales ratio||Net income||Profit per share||Price / profit ratio|
|TranSwitch||N / A||N / A||N / A||N / A||N / A|
|Tower Semiconductor||$ 1.39 billion||1.44||$ 298.01 million||$ 2.21||9.18|
Tower Semiconductor has higher revenues and revenues than TranSwitch.
Tower Semiconductor beats TranSwitch on 8 of the 9 factors that were compared between the two stocks.
TranSwitch Company profile
TranSwitch Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops and supplies integrated circuit and intellectual property solutions that provide functionality for voice, data and video communication equipment for the customer's buildings and network infrastructure. The company offers integrated multi-core network processor system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for fixed, 3G and 4G mobile, VoIP and multimedia applications. It offers converged network infrastructure products, including infrastructure VoIP processors for wire and wireless carrier equipment; access to VoIP processors; and EoS / EoPDH mappers and framers for carriers to transport data traffic over SONET, SDH and PDH networks. The company also offers broadband customer equipment such as connectivity solutions consisting of HDMI, DisplayPort, MHL, HDP, Ethernet IP cores and MHDP transceivers for consumer electronics, home network equipment and industrial and automotive applications; and multi-service SoCs for equipment for customer locations that support telephone voice, fax and routing functionality via broadband access networks. TRANSWITCH CORPORATION sells its products to OEM's manufacturers (OEMs), OEM's for OEM's (WANs), OEM's (LAN & # 39; s). s), OEM & # 39; s (OEM & # 39; s) targeting the Internet and OEMs for OEM communication and performance measurement equipment; and government, universities and private laboratories. The company offers its products directly in North America, Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea and Europe, as well as through a network of distributors in North America, Asia and Europe. TranSwitch Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut. On November 21, 2013, TranSwitch Corporation filed a voluntary liquidation request under Chapter 7 of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Connecticut District.
Tower Semiconductor Company Profile
Tower Semiconductor Ltd., an independent semiconductor foundry, produces and sells analog intensive semiconductor devices with mixed signal in the United States, Japan, Asia and Europe. The company offers various adaptable process technologies, including SiGe, BiCMOS, mixed signal / CMOS, RF CMOS, CMOS image sensor, integrated energy management and MEMS. It also offers transfer optimization and development process services to manufacturers of integrated devices and fabless companies. The company serves various markets, such as the automotive, medical, industrial, consumer, aerospace and defense sectors, and others. Tower Semiconductor Ltd. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Migdal Haemek, Israel.
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