Xperi (NASDAQ:XPER) and Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
95.8% of Xperi shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.2% of Micron Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of Xperi shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Micron Technology shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Xperi and Micron Technology’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Micron Technology||$30.39 billion||1.57||$14.14 billion||$11.82||3.65|
Micron Technology has higher revenue and earnings than Xperi. Micron Technology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Xperi, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Xperi and Micron Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
Xperi has a beta of 0.24, meaning that its stock price is 76% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Micron Technology has a beta of 1.87, meaning that its stock price is 87% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Xperi pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Micron Technology does not pay a dividend. Xperi pays out 32.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Xperi and Micron Technology, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Xperi presently has a consensus price target of $27.00, indicating a potential upside of 5.06%. Micron Technology has a consensus price target of $55.42, indicating a potential upside of 28.44%. Given Micron Technology’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Micron Technology is more favorable than Xperi.
Micron Technology beats Xperi on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
Xperi Corporation, through its subsidiaries, creates, develops, and licenses audio, imaging, semiconductor packaging, and interconnect technologies in the United States, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Europe, the Middle East, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Product Licensing; and Semiconductor and IP Licensing. The Product Licensing segment licenses technologies and intellectual property related to audio, digital radio, and imaging solutions under the DTS, FotoNation, HD Radio, and IMAX Enhanced brands. It delivers software and hardware based solutions combined with various other intellectual property to its customers or to their suppliers. This segment serves consumer electronics product manufacturers. The Semiconductor and IP Licensing segment develops and licenses semiconductor technologies and intellectual property to manufacturers, foundries, subcontract assemblers, and others. It develops and licenses 3D semiconductor packaging, interconnect, and bonding solutions for semiconductors that are used in smartphones, tablets, and laptops, as well as servers used in datacenters. This segment also provides engineering services. The company was formerly known as Tessera Holding Corporation and changed its name to Xperi Corporation in February 2017. Xperi Corporation was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
About Micron Technology
Micron Technology, Inc. manufactures and sells memory and storage solutions worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Compute and Networking Business Unit, Mobile Business Unit, Storage Business Unit, and Embedded Business Unit. It offers memory and storage technologies, including DRAM, NAND, NOR Flash, and 3D XPoint memory under the Micron, Crucial, and Ballistix brands, as well as private labels. The company provides memory products for the cloud server, enterprise, client, graphics, and networking markets; memory products for smartphone and other mobile-device markets; SSDs and component-level solutions for the enterprise and cloud, client, and consumer SSD markets; other discrete storage products in component and wafer forms for the removable storage markets, as well as 3D XPoint memory products; and memory and storage products for the automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. It markets its products through its internal sales force, independent sales representatives, distributors, and e-tailers; and Web-based customer direct sales channel, as well as through channel and distribution partners primarily to original equipment manufacturers and retailers. The company has strategic collaboration with BMW Group. Micron Technology, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.
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