Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) versus e.Digital (NASDAQ:EDIG) Critical Comparison

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Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) and e.Digital (OTCMKTS:EDIG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.4% of Advanced Micro Devices shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Advanced Micro Devices shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of e.Digital shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Advanced Micro Devices has a beta of 3.06, suggesting that its share price is 206% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, e.Digital has a beta of 2.02, suggesting that its share price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Advanced Micro Devices and e.Digital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Advanced Micro Devices 3.25% 16.04% 5.15%
e.Digital N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Advanced Micro Devices and e.Digital’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Advanced Micro Devices $6.48 billion 5.09 $337.00 million $0.35 86.76
e.Digital $700,000.00 N/A -$1.27 million N/A N/A

Advanced Micro Devices has higher revenue and earnings than e.Digital.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Advanced Micro Devices and e.Digital, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Advanced Micro Devices 2 16 11 0 2.31
e.Digital 0 0 0 0 N/A

Advanced Micro Devices presently has a consensus price target of $31.54, indicating a potential upside of 3.86%. Given Advanced Micro Devices’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Advanced Micro Devices is more favorable than e.Digital.

Summary

Advanced Micro Devices beats e.Digital on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Advanced Micro Devices Company Profile

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. operates as a semiconductor company worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Computing and Graphics; and Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom. Its products include x86 microprocessors as an accelerated processing unit (APU), chipsets, discrete and integrated graphics processing units (GPUs), and professional GPUs; and server and embedded processors, and semi-custom System-on-Chip (SoC) products and technology for game consoles. The company provides x86 microprocessors for desktop PCs under the AMD Ryzen, AMD Ryzen PRO, Threadripper, AMD A-Series, AMD FX, AMD Athlon, AMD Athlon PRO, and AMD Pro A-Series processors brands; microprocessors for notebook and 2-in-1s under the AMD Ryzen processors with Radeon Vega GPUs, AMD A-Series, AMD Athlon, AMD Ryzen PRO, and AMD Pro A-Series processors brands; microprocessors for servers under the AMD EPYC and AMD Opteron brands; and chipsets under the AMD trademark. It also offers discrete GPUs for desktop and notebook PCs under the AMD Radeon graphics and AMD Embedded Radeon brands; professional graphics products under the AMD Radeon Pro and AMD FirePro graphics brands; and Radeon Instinct accelerators for servers. In addition, the company provides embedded processor solutions for interactive digital signage, casino gaming, and medical imaging under the AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon, AMD Geode, AMD Ryzen, AMD EPYC, AMD R-Series, and G-Series processors brands; and customer-specific solutions based on AMD's CPU, GPU, and multi-media technologies, as well as semi-custom SoC products. It serves original equipment and design manufacturers, datacenters, original design manufacturers, system integrators, distributors, and add-in-board manufacturers through its direct sales force, independent distributors, and sales representatives. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

e.Digital Company Profile

e.Digital Corporation engages in developing and marketing an intellectual property portfolio of context and interpersonal awareness systems, advanced data security technologies, secure communication technologies, and other technologies. It is involved in licensing and enforcing its Nunchi portfolio of patents related to context and interpersonal awareness systems; microSignet data security technology based on characteristics in semi-conductors; Synap security system, method, and apparatus to solve the issues of encryption key generation and exchange; and other technologies. The company was formerly known as Norris Communications, Inc. and changed its name to e.Digital Corporation in January 1999. e.Digital Corporation was founded in 1988 and is based in San Diego, California.

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