CEVA (CEVA) and Rda Microelectronics (RDA) Head-To-Head Review

CEVA (NASDAQ: CEVA) and Rda Microelectronics (NASDAQ:RDA) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for CEVA and Rda Microelectronics, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CEVA 0 0 5 0 3.00
Rda Microelectronics 0 0 0 0 N/A

CEVA currently has a consensus target price of $47.80, suggesting a potential upside of 2.25%. Given CEVA’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe CEVA is more favorable than Rda Microelectronics.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CEVA and Rda Microelectronics’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CEVA $72.65 million 14.14 $13.10 million $0.86 54.36
Rda Microelectronics N/A N/A N/A $0.58 31.81

CEVA has higher revenue and earnings than Rda Microelectronics. Rda Microelectronics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CEVA, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares CEVA and Rda Microelectronics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CEVA 21.89% 9.02% 7.98%
Rda Microelectronics N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.5% of CEVA shares are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of CEVA shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

CEVA has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rda Microelectronics has a beta of 0.4, suggesting that its share price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

CEVA beats Rda Microelectronics on 11 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

CEVA Company Profile

CEVA, Inc. (CEVA) is a licensor of signal processing intellectual property (IP). The Company partners with semiconductor companies and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to create connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and Internet of things (IoT). The Company operates in the segment of licensing of intellectual property to semiconductor companies and electronic equipment manufacturers. CEVA addresses the requirements of the mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT markets by designing and licensing a range of application-specific signal processing platforms, which enable the design of solutions for developing a range of applications, including communications and connectivity, audio and voice, imaging and vision, and storage.

Rda Microelectronics Company Profile

RDA Microelectronics, Inc. (RDA) is engaged in fabless semiconductor company, which designs, develops and markets radio-frequency and mixed-signal semiconductors for a range of cellular, broadcast, and connectivity applications. Its system-level property includes frequency modulation, Bluetooth, wireless fidelity, global positioning system, analog mobile television, china mobile multimedia broadcasting, digital audio broadcasting, and other radio-frequency components, including second generation and third generation transceivers, digital video broadcasting – terrestrial (DVB-T) and DVB- satellite tuners, and power amplifiers. It designs, develops and markets radio-frequency and mixed-signal semiconductors for a range of cellular, broadcast, and connectivity applications in consumer electronics devices, in mobile handsets. In March 2012, it acquired all of the baseband intellectual property of Coolsand Holding Co., Ltd. and its subsidiaries (Coolsand).

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