Kopin (NASDAQ: KOPN) and EZchip Semiconductor (NASDAQ:EZCH) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Kopin and EZchip Semiconductor’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Kopin||$22.64 million||10.38||-$23.43 million||($0.41)||-7.61|
This is a summary of current ratings for Kopin and EZchip Semiconductor, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
45.1% of Kopin shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.9% of Kopin shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk & Volatility
Kopin has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EZchip Semiconductor has a beta of 0.33, suggesting that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Kopin and EZchip Semiconductor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Kopin Company Profile
Kopin Corporation is a developer, manufacturer and seller of Wearable technologies, which include components and systems. The Company’s segments are Forth Dimension Displays Ltd. (FDD), the manufacturer of its reflective display products for test and simulation products, and Kopin, which consists of Kopin Corporation, Kowon, Kopin Software Ltd. and e-MDT America (eMDT). Products, which include its components are augmented reality consumer wearable devices for sports and fitness and virtual reality consumer products for recreational and sport drones; military devices, such as thermal weapon sights and fighter pilot helmets, and industrial and public safety devices, such as fire fighter thermal camera enabled masks. Its reflective display products are also configured as spatial light modulators and are used in industrial equipment for three dimensional (3D) Automated Optical Inspection. It sells displays individually or in combination with its other components assembled in a unit.
EZchip Semiconductor Company Profile
EZchip Semiconductor Ltd.is a fabless semiconductor company that provides data-path processing solutions for a range of applications for carrier, cloud and data center networks. The Company’s portfolio of solutions includes network processors, multi-core processors, network adapters and appliances with a software ecosystem. It designs and sells network processors for networking equipment, integrating several key functions into a single chip. Networking equipment vendors use the Company’s network processors to form the silicon core of networking equipment, such as switches and routers, for voice, video and data integration in a variety of applications. The Company’s network processors are single-chip solutions that enable its customers to design multi-port line cards. Its multi-core processors allow customers to design systems that are high performance, as well as power efficient. The Company’s subsidiaries include EZchip Technologies Ltd., EZchip Inc. and EZchip Semiconductor Inc.
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