Financial Comparison: AU Optronics (OTCMKTS:AUOTY) vs. Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ:SLAB)

Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ:SLABGet Rating) and AU Optronics (OTCMKTS:AUOTYGet Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Silicon Laboratories and AU Optronics’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Silicon Laboratories $720.86 million 7.03 $2.12 billion $47.41 2.80
AU Optronics $8.99 billion N/A -$608.06 million N/A N/A

Silicon Laboratories has higher earnings, but lower revenue than AU Optronics.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

96.0% of Silicon Laboratories shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of Silicon Laboratories shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.0% of AU Optronics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Silicon Laboratories and AU Optronics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Silicon Laboratories 258.69% 4.49% 3.16%
AU Optronics N/A N/A N/A

Volatility and Risk

Silicon Laboratories has a beta of 1.24, indicating that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AU Optronics has a beta of 1.44, indicating that its share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Silicon Laboratories and AU Optronics, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Silicon Laboratories 0 4 5 0 2.56
AU Optronics 0 1 0 0 2.00

Silicon Laboratories presently has a consensus price target of $205.43, indicating a potential upside of 54.77%. Given Silicon Laboratories’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Silicon Laboratories is more favorable than AU Optronics.


Silicon Laboratories beats AU Optronics on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Silicon Laboratories Company Profile (Get Rating)

Silicon Laboratories Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, provides mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) in the United States, China, and internationally. The company offers microcontrollers and wireless products, including 8-bit mixed-signal and ultra-low-power 32-bit microcontrollers (MCU); wireless MCU connectivity solutions; single and multi-protocol system-on-chip (SoC) devices and modules; wireless protocols, MCUs, and SoCs; in-house protocol stacks; Micrium, a real-time operating system that helps simplify software development for IoT developers.It also provides sensor products comprising optical, relative humidity/temperature, and hall effect magnetic sensors; timing devices; multi-channel isolators, isolated drivers, isolated power converters, and mixed-signal devices; broadcast products, which include single-chip hybrid TV tuners and digital video demodulators, as well as AM/FM, HD radio, and DAB/DAB+ receivers; and hybrid software defined radio tuners, data receivers, and digital radio coprocessors. In addition, the company offers ProSLIC, a subscriber line interface circuits for voice over IP; ISOmodem embedded modems; and Power over Ethernet power source equipment and powered device ICs. It primarily markets its products to Internet of Things, Internet infrastructure, industrial automation, consumer, and automotive markets through direct sales force, as well as through a network of independent sales representatives and distributors. Silicon Laboratories Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

AU Optronics Company Profile (Get Rating)

AU Optronics Corp. engages in the production and sales of liquid crystal display (LCD) monitor and organic light emitting display. Its products include thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD), low temperature polysilicon (LTPS), organic light emitting display (AMOLED) and integrated touch solutions. It provides solar module and solar power plant construction service. The company was founded by Kuen Yao Lee on August 12, 1996 and is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

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