Critical Comparison: QuickLogic (NASDAQ:QUIK) and GLOBALFOUNDRIES (NASDAQ:GFS)

GLOBALFOUNDRIES (NASDAQ:GFSGet Rating) and QuickLogic (NASDAQ:QUIKGet Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.2% of GLOBALFOUNDRIES shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.8% of QuickLogic shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.2% of QuickLogic shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for GLOBALFOUNDRIES and QuickLogic, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GLOBALFOUNDRIES 0 1 14 0 2.93
QuickLogic 0 0 1 0 3.00

GLOBALFOUNDRIES currently has a consensus target price of $81.07, indicating a potential upside of 55.60%. QuickLogic has a consensus target price of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 135.29%. Given QuickLogic’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe QuickLogic is more favorable than GLOBALFOUNDRIES.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares GLOBALFOUNDRIES and QuickLogic’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GLOBALFOUNDRIES $6.59 billion 4.21 -$250.31 million N/A N/A
QuickLogic $12.69 million 4.97 -$6.62 million ($0.57) -8.95

QuickLogic has lower revenue, but higher earnings than GLOBALFOUNDRIES.

Profitability

This table compares GLOBALFOUNDRIES and QuickLogic’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GLOBALFOUNDRIES N/A N/A N/A
QuickLogic -52.16% -68.80% -22.41%

Summary

QuickLogic beats GLOBALFOUNDRIES on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About GLOBALFOUNDRIES (Get Rating)

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. operates as a semiconductor foundry worldwide. It manufactures integrated circuits, which enable various electronic devices that are pervasive. The company manufactures a range of semiconductor devices, including microprocessors, mobile application processors, baseband processors, network processors, radio frequency modems, microcontrollers, power management units, and microelectromechanical systems. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Malta, New York.

About QuickLogic (Get Rating)

QuickLogic Corp. operates as a semiconductor company, which designs, markets, and supports primarily Customer Specific Standard Products and secondarily, Field Programmable Gate Arrays, sensor software algorithms, software drivers, associated design software and programming hardware. It develops and markets low power customizable semiconductor and software algorithm solutions that enable customers to differentiate their products by adding new features, extending battery life, becoming more contextually aware and improving the visual experience with their mobile, consumer and enterprise products. The company was founded by John M. Birkner, Andrew K. Chan, and Hua-Thye Chua in 1988 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

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