Intermolecular (NASDAQ: IMI) and Silicon Image (NASDAQ:SIMG) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Intermolecular and Silicon Image’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Intermolecular||$37.20 million||2.00||-$10.40 million||($0.22)||-6.82|
Volatility and Risk
Intermolecular has a beta of 1.16, meaning that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Silicon Image has a beta of 1.3, meaning that its share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Intermolecular and Silicon Image, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
This table compares Intermolecular and Silicon Image’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider and Institutional Ownership
38.1% of Intermolecular shares are owned by institutional investors. 45.4% of Intermolecular shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Silicon Image beats Intermolecular on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Intermolecular, Inc. provides thin film solutions. The Company’s high productivity combinatorial (HPC) platform, which consists of its tempus processing tools, its automated characterization methods, and its Informatics analysis software, is purpose-built for research and development (R&D) using combinatorial process systems. It develops technology and Internet protocol (IP) rights focused on materials, processes, integration and device architectures in collaboration with its customers. Its HPC platform consists of tempus HPC processing, automated characterization and informatics and analysis software. The Company offers a series of wet processing tools and dry processing tools. Its informatics software includes workflow management software, analysis and reporting software, security and collaboration management software, and integration services. It caters to semiconductor device, semiconductor materials and equipment and clean energy market companies.
About Silicon Image
Silicon Image, Inc. is a provider of wired and wireless video, audio and data connectivity solutions for the mobile, consumer electronics and personal computer markets. The Company’s offerings include semiconductors and intellectual property. The Company also offers IP connectivity solutions for applications , such as Digital Rights Management provisioning, software management and remote support. The Company offers products under Mobile, CE, Wireless Fiber, PC, Simplay Labs, LLC and DVDO categories. Its Mobile MHL transmitters convert digital video, audio and data into the MHL format supporting resolutions up to 4K with multi-channel audio over a low pin count, connector agnostic interface. Dual mode port processors featuring MHL and HDMI functionality are designed for CE products. Its 60GHz RF Transceiver products are designed for use in 4G LTE small cells and Metro Wi-Fi and fixed wireless broadband point-to-point links.
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