Comparing Soitec (SLOIF) and Brady (BRC)

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Soitec (OTCMKTS:SLOIF) and Brady (NYSE:BRC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.


Brady pays an annual dividend of $0.85 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Soitec does not pay a dividend. Brady pays out 41.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Brady has increased its dividend for 33 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

Soitec has a beta of 1.96, indicating that its share price is 96% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brady has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

76.8% of Brady shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.6% of Brady shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Soitec and Brady’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Soitec N/A N/A N/A
Brady 8.15% 15.01% 10.70%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Soitec and Brady, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Soitec 0 0 0 0 N/A
Brady 1 2 0 0 1.67

Brady has a consensus target price of $42.50, suggesting a potential downside of 7.16%. Given Brady’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Brady is more favorable than Soitec.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Soitec and Brady’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Soitec N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Brady $1.17 billion 2.05 $91.06 million $2.04 22.44

Brady has higher revenue and earnings than Soitec.


Brady beats Soitec on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Soitec

Soitec S.A. designs and produces semiconductor materials worldwide. It offers silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers for processor and connectivity system on chips (SoCs), including partially-depleted SOI, fully-depleted SOI, and FinFET products. The company also provides SOIs for RF front-end modules, including RFeSI-enhanced signal integrity substrates, HR-SOI substrates, and stacking for RF substrates. In addition, it offers SOI wafers for manufacturing smart power ICs; and photonics-SOIs for high-speed optical transceivers in data centers. The company's products are used to manufacture chips for consumer electronics devices and mobile electronics in smartphones, automotive applications, the Internet of Things, datacenters, etc. Soitec S.A. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Bernin, France.

About Brady

Brady Corporation manufactures and supplies identification solutions (IDS) and workplace safety (WPS) products to identify and protect premises, products, and people in the United States and internationally. The IDS segment offers safety signs, pipe markers, labeling systems, spill control products, and lockout/tagout devices for facility identification and protection; materials and printing systems for product identification, brand protection labeling, work in process labeling, and finished product identification; and hand-held printers, wire markers, sleeves, and tags for wire identification, as well as software and services for safety compliance auditing, procedure writing, and training. Its products also comprise name tags, badges, lanyards, and access control software for people identification; wristbands and labels for tracking and enhancing the safety of patients in hospitals; and custom wristbands for use in the leisure and entertainment industry, such as theme parks, concerts, and festivals. This segment serves customers in various industries, such as industrial and electronic manufacturing, healthcare, chemical, oil, gas, automotive, aerospace, governments, mass transit, electrical contractors, leisure and entertainment, telecommunications, and others through distributors, direct sales, catalog marketing, and digital channels. The WPS segment provides workplace safety and compliance products, such as safety and compliance signs, tags, labels, informational signage, asset tracking labels, first aid products, industrial warehouse and office equipment, and labor law compliance posters for various industries, including process, government, education, construction, and utilities, as well as manufacturers through catalog and digital channels. It also offers stock and custom identification products, as well as sells related resale products. Brady Corporation was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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