Micron Technology (MU) and MoSys (MOSY) Head to Head Comparison

Micron Technology (NASDAQ: MU) and MoSys (NASDAQ:MOSY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

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This table compares Micron Technology and MoSys’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Micron Technology 38.68% 52.27% 29.58%
MoSys -120.65% -110.60% -42.40%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Micron Technology and MoSys’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Micron Technology $20.32 billion 3.08 $5.09 billion $8.25 6.57
MoSys $8.84 million 1.22 -$10.66 million ($1.55) -0.85

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

Risk and Volatility

Micron Technology has a beta of 1.46, suggesting that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MoSys has a beta of 0.51, suggesting that its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Micron Technology and MoSys, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Micron Technology 1 3 22 1 2.85
MoSys 0 0 1 0 3.00

Micron Technology currently has a consensus price target of $62.37, suggesting a potential upside of 15.05%. Given Micron Technology’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Micron Technology is more favorable than MoSys.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.5% of Micron Technology shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.1% of MoSys shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Micron Technology shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of MoSys shares are held 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.

Summary

Micron Technology beats MoSys on 13 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Micron Technology

Micron Technology, Inc. is engaged in semiconductor systems. The Company’s portfolio of memory technologies, including dynamic random-access memory (DRAM), negative-AND (NAND) Flash and NOR Flash are the basis for solid-state drives, modules, multi-chip packages and other system solutions. Its business segments include Compute and Networking Business Unit (CNBU), which includes memory products sold into compute, networking, graphics and cloud server markets; Mobile Business Unit (MBU), which includes memory products sold into smartphone, tablet and other mobile-device markets; Storage Business Unit (SBU), which includes memory products sold into enterprise, client, cloud and removable storage markets, and SBU also includes products sold to Intel through its Intel/Micron Flash Technology (IMFT) joint venture, and Embedded Business Unit (EBU), which includes memory products sold into automotive, industrial, connected home and consumer electronics markets.

About MoSys

MoSys, Inc. (MoSys), together with its subsidiaries, is a fabless semiconductor company focused on the development and sale of integrated circuits (ICs) for the high-speed networking, communications, storage and computing markets. The Company has developed approximately two IC product lines under the Bandwidth Engine and LineSpeed product names. Bandwidth Engine ICs integrate its 1T-SRAM high-density embedded memory with its integrated macro function technology and a serial interface protocol resulting in a monolithic memory IC solution optimized for transaction performance. The LineSpeed IC product line consists of non-memory, high-speed serialization-deserialization (SerDes), input/output (I/O) physical layer (PHY) devices with clock data recovery, gearbox and retimer functionality, which convert lanes of data received on line cards or by optical modules into various configurations and/or ensure signal integrity.

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