Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE: VSH) and Exar (NYSE:EXAR) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
78.8% of Exar shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.9% of Vishay Intertechnology shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.5% of Exar shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Vishay Intertechnology and Exar’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Vishay Intertechnology||$2.60 billion||1.02||-$20.34 million||$1.41||13.05|
Exar has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Vishay Intertechnology. Vishay Intertechnology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Exar, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Vishay Intertechnology and Exar, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Vishay Intertechnology presently has a consensus target price of $19.50, indicating a potential upside of 5.98%. Exar has a consensus target price of $13.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.08%. Given Vishay Intertechnology’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Vishay Intertechnology is more favorable than Exar.
This table compares Vishay Intertechnology and Exar’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Vishay Intertechnology pays an annual dividend of $0.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Exar does not pay a dividend. Vishay Intertechnology pays out 19.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Exar has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
Risk & Volatility
Vishay Intertechnology has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Exar has a beta of 1.37, suggesting that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Vishay Intertechnology Company Profile
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. is a global manufacturer and supplier of discrete semiconductors and passive components. The Company operates through five product segments: MOSFETs, Diodes, Optoelectronic Components, Resistors & Inductors and Capacitors. MOSFETs segment offers low-voltage TrenchFET MOSFETs and high-voltage MOSFETs. Diodes segment’s products include rectifiers, small signal diodes, protection diodes, thyristors/silicon-controlled rectifiers (SCRs) and power modules. Optoelectronic Components segment includes infrared (IR) emitters and detectors, IR remote control receivers, optocouplers, solid-state relays, optical sensors, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), 7-segment displays and IR data transceiver modules (IrDA). Resistors and Inductors segment manufactures various types of fixed resistors, both in discrete and network forms, as well as various variable types. Capacitors segment manufactures products based on capacitor technologies.
Exar Company Profile
Exar Corporation (Exar) designs, develops and markets analog mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) and sub-system solutions. The Company’s products are deployed in a range of applications, such as industrial, instrumentation and medical equipment, networking and telecommunication systems, servers, enterprise storage systems, flat panel displays, light emitting diode (LED) lighting solutions, set top boxes and digital video recorders. Exar’s product portfolio includes connectivity, power management, high performance analog, communications, processors, flat panel display and LED lighting. The Company designs and develops amplifiers and data converters that support a range of signal path and conditioning needs of networking, industrial control and embedded applications. The Company markets its products to three primary markets, such as industrial and embedded systems, consumer and infrastructure.
Receive News & Ratings for Vishay Intertechnology Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Vishay Intertechnology and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.