Financial Comparison: Vishay Intertechnology (VSH) and NVIDIA (NVDA)

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE: VSH) and NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

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This table compares Vishay Intertechnology and NVIDIA’s top-line 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 1.01 -$20.34 million ($0.22) -83.18
NVIDIA $9.71 billion 14.51 $3.05 billion $4.82 48.33

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

Volatility & Risk

Vishay Intertechnology has a beta of 1.33, suggesting that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NVIDIA has a beta of 1.43, suggesting that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Vishay Intertechnology pays an annual dividend of $0.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. NVIDIA pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Vishay Intertechnology pays out -122.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. NVIDIA pays out 12.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Vishay Intertechnology has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Vishay Intertechnology is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Vishay Intertechnology and NVIDIA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vishay Intertechnology -0.78% 14.07% 6.80%
NVIDIA 31.36% 45.02% 29.27%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Vishay Intertechnology and NVIDIA, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vishay Intertechnology 1 1 0 0 1.50
NVIDIA 4 12 21 0 2.46

Vishay Intertechnology currently has a consensus price target of $19.50, indicating a potential upside of 6.56%. NVIDIA has a consensus price target of $213.12, indicating a potential downside of 8.52%. Given Vishay Intertechnology’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Vishay Intertechnology is more favorable than NVIDIA.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

66.9% of NVIDIA shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.9% of Vishay Intertechnology shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.8% of NVIDIA shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

NVIDIA beats Vishay Intertechnology on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

NVIDIA Company Profile

Nvidia Corporation focuses on personal computer (PC) graphics, graphics processing unit (GPU) and also on artificial intelligence (AI). The Company’s operates through two segments: GPU and Tegra Processor. The Company’s GPU product brands are aimed at specialized markets, including GeForce for gamers; Quadro for designers; Tesla and DGX for AI data scientists and big data researchers; and GRID for cloud-based visual computing users. The Company’s Tegra brand integrates an entire computer onto a single chip, and incorporates GPUs and multi-core central processing units (CPUs) to drive supercomputing for mobile gaming and entertainment devices, as well as autonomous robots, drones and cars. The Company’s processor has created platforms that address four markets: Gaming, Professional Visualization, Datacenter, and Automotive. The Company’s offerings include NVIDIA DGX AI supercomputer, the NVIDIA DRIVE AI car computing platform and the GeForce NOW cloud gaming service.

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