ARM (NASDAQ: ARMH) and Integrated Silicon Solution (NASDAQ:ISSI) are both technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and dividends.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
19.7% of ARM shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of ARM 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 ARM and Integrated Silicon Solution’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Integrated Silicon Solution||N/A||N/A||N/A||$0.22||N/A|
This table compares ARM and Integrated Silicon Solution’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Integrated Silicon Solution||0.03%||0.02%||0.02%|
ARM pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share. Integrated Silicon Solution does not pay a dividend. ARM pays out 35.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for ARM and Integrated Silicon Solution, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Integrated Silicon Solution||0||0||0||0||N/A|
ARM beats Integrated Silicon Solution on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
ARM Company Profile
ARM Holdings plc (ARM) is a company engaged in designing a range of inter-related intellectual property (IP), including microprocessors, Physical IP, and supporting software and tools. Its product offering includes 16/32/64-bit reduced instruction set computing (RISC) microprocessors, data engines, graphics processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed connectivity products. The Company licenses and sells its technology and products to international electronics companies, which in turn manufacture, market and sell microprocessors, application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), application-specific standard processors (ASSPs) and microcontrollers (MCUs) based on ARM’s technology to systems companies for incorporation into a range of end products. Its principal geographic markets are Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific.
Integrated Silicon Solution Company Profile
Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company that designs and markets integrated circuits. The Company offers products such as DRAM, SRAM, serial and parallel NOR flash products and a variety of mixed signal and analog products. It provides 4, 16, 64, 128, 256 and 512 Megabytes (Mb) and 1 Gigabytes (Gb), 2 Gb and 4 Gb DRAM products, including a 1.8 volt low power version of its 16, 64, 128, 256 and 512 Mb synchronous DRAM (SDRAM) products. The Company offers products, such as its 72 Mb synchronous SRAM, and it also makes long-term supply commitments on established SRAM products, such as a 32K x 8, 5 volt asynchronous SRAM. It offers Serial NOR flash products targeting the personal computer peripheral, automotive, IMM and communication markets. The Company offers analog and mixed signal integrated circuits and is targeting the communications, digital consumer, industrial and automotive markets.
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