Head-To-Head Review: ON Semiconductor (ON) vs. Cirrus Logic (CRUS)

ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ: ON) and Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ:CRUS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

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ON Semiconductor has a beta of 2.03, suggesting that its stock price is 103% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cirrus Logic has a beta of 0.11, suggesting that its stock price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for ON Semiconductor and Cirrus Logic, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ON Semiconductor 1 7 11 0 2.53
Cirrus Logic 2 2 7 0 2.45

ON Semiconductor currently has a consensus price target of $23.76, indicating a potential downside of 5.09%. Cirrus Logic has a consensus price target of $61.00, indicating a potential upside of 49.88%. Given Cirrus Logic’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cirrus Logic is more favorable than ON Semiconductor.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ON Semiconductor and Cirrus Logic’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ON Semiconductor $5.54 billion 1.92 $810.70 million $1.87 13.39
Cirrus Logic $1.54 billion 1.68 $261.20 million $2.78 14.64

ON Semiconductor has higher revenue and earnings than Cirrus Logic. ON Semiconductor is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cirrus Logic, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

97.2% of ON Semiconductor shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.5% of Cirrus Logic shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of ON Semiconductor shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of Cirrus Logic shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares ON Semiconductor and Cirrus Logic’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ON Semiconductor 14.63% 21.88% 7.27%
Cirrus Logic 11.89% 22.60% 18.64%

Summary

ON Semiconductor beats Cirrus Logic on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

ON Semiconductor Company Profile

ON Semiconductor Corporation offers a portfolio of sensors, power management, connectivity, custom and system on chip (SoC), analog, logic, timing, and discrete devices. The Company’s segments include Power Solutions Group, Analog Solutions Group and Image Sensor Group. The Power Solutions Group offers a range of discrete, module and integrated semiconductor products. The Analog Solutions Group designs and develops analog, mixed-signal and logic application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and application specific standard products (ASSPs), and power solutions. The Image Sensor Group designs and develops complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) and charge-coupled device (CCD) image sensors, as well as proximity sensors, image signal processors, and actuator drivers for autofocus and image stabilization for various end users in the automotive, industrial, consumer, wireless, medical, and aerospace/defense markets.

Cirrus Logic Company Profile

Cirrus Logic, Inc. is engaged in providing integrated circuits (ICs) for audio and voice signal processing applications. The Company develops analog and mixed-signal ICs for a range of customers. The Company offers two product lines: Portable Audio, and Non-Portable Audio and Other. The Company’s primary facility housing engineering, sales and marketing, and administration functions is located in Austin, Texas. The Company offers products through both direct and indirect sales channels across the world. The Company’s portable audio products include analog and mixed-signal components designed for mobile devices including smartphones, tablets, digital headsets, wearables, smart accessories and portable media players. Its non-portable audio and other products include analog and mixed-signal components targeting the consumer market, including smart home applications, and the automotive, energy and industrial markets.

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