Nova Measuring Instruments (NASDAQ: NVMI) and Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.
Risk and Volatility
Nova Measuring Instruments has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vishay Intertechnology has a beta of 1.32, suggesting that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Nova Measuring Instruments and Vishay Intertechnology, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Nova Measuring Instruments||0||0||3||0||3.00|
Nova Measuring Instruments currently has a consensus target price of $32.67, suggesting a potential upside of 13.86%. Vishay Intertechnology has a consensus target price of $19.50, suggesting a potential downside of 1.76%. Given Nova Measuring Instruments’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Nova Measuring Instruments is more favorable than Vishay Intertechnology.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Nova Measuring Instruments and Vishay Intertechnology’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Nova Measuring Instruments||$221.99 million||3.61||$46.45 million||$1.60||17.93|
|Vishay Intertechnology||$2.60 billion||1.10||-$20.34 million||$1.41||14.08|
Nova Measuring Instruments has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Vishay Intertechnology. Vishay Intertechnology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Nova Measuring Instruments, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Vishay Intertechnology pays an annual dividend of $0.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Nova Measuring Instruments does not pay a dividend. Vishay Intertechnology pays out 19.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Vishay Intertechnology has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
42.4% of Nova Measuring Instruments shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Nova Measuring Instruments shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of Vishay Intertechnology shares are owned by company 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 Nova Measuring Instruments and Vishay Intertechnology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Nova Measuring Instruments||20.93%||25.05%||19.99%|
Nova Measuring Instruments beats Vishay Intertechnology on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
Nova Measuring Instruments Company Profile
Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. provides metrology solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The Company offers in-line Optical and x-ray stand-alone metrology systems, as well as integrated optical metrology systems, which are attached directly to wafer fabrication process equipment. Its metrology systems measure various film thickness and composition properties, as well as critical-dimension (CD) variables during various front-end and back-end of line steps in the semiconductor wafer fabrication process. Its product portfolio includes a set of in-situ, integrated and stand-alone metrology platforms suited for dimensional, films and material metrology measurements for process control across multiple semiconductor manufacturing process steps. Its products include NovaScan 2040, NovaScan 3090Next, Nova i500, Nova T500, Nova T600, Nova V2600 TSV metrology system, NovaMars, Nova Hybrid Metrology solution, Nova Fleet Management, VeraFlex II, VeraFlex III XF and QED.
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.
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